Joints have appeared with the emergence of vertebrates and developed in evolutionary history. Humans have started upright walking with characteristic development of spinal bones, upper extremities, and lower extremities. At the same time, troubles of the joints have brought a variety of problems including reduced range of motion, pain on motion, and limping. These disorders become more common with age and this tendency is apparent not only in Japan, but also in other developed countries. If people wish to be active after the age of 50, they have to overcome locomotor ailments.

  Division of Science for Joint Reconstruction is founded in 2008 with strong support of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Our aim is to find solutions for the problems related to the joints through innovation in the framework of industry-academia-government collaboration.