Our Institute, Doctors and Medical Team medical facility is based at Yunnan Orthropaedic Hospital, Kunming City, P.R. China. Our R&D Department is based at Beijing Institute of External Fixation Technology, P. R. China. Staff include the following leading Doctors and research scientists. There are English and Japanese speaking staff in the hospital to facilitate overseas patients.

Yunnan Orthropaedic Hospital is a Level III general hospital established according to the commission of international standards. The hospital is located in Kunming city, the capital city of Yunan Province, with beautiful natural environment and fresh air. The Hospital is also the medical insurance designated hospital, equiped with many international state-of-the-art medical equipments, e.g. Germany Siemens Superconducting Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging System, Double Helix CT scanner, (Ysio) DR, (SIREMOBIL Compact L) C-arm, Siemens (ARCADIS Orbic 3D) C-arm, (ACUSON300) color Doppler, (Dimesion Xpand HM) biochemical test instrument, Germany SCHOELLY Arthroscopy etc.

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Professor Hetao XIA , MD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Professor Xia began his orthopedic practice in 1972, and since 1987 has devoted himself to external skeletal fixation, Ilizarov technique's theory research, clinical application and innovation. He has invented a series of external fixation instruments for trauma, deformity correction and limb lengthening, and achieved a great deal in the management of difficult and complicated orthopedic conditions. He has successfully performed limb lengthening for more than 1,900 cases for people form USA, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong & China.

Most of the patients are suffered of short stature and aged between 14-52 years. Professor Xia published over 60 papers and contributed chapters to 6 professional orthopedic books. He has many awards such as Scientific and technical progress award in Beijing and the best paper award at SICOT. He is the editorial board member of the Orthopedic Journal of China, vice president of Chinese Ilizarov technique group.  
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Dr. Gang Li, MD, DPhil (Oxon), Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Senior Scientific Adviser, Institute of Beijing External Skeletal Fixation Technology

Dr. Li graduated from the Forth Military Medical University, Xian, China and trained in 301 Hospital (Beijing) and then Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, UK. He is specialised on basic and clinical studies of Ilizarov techniques and distraction osteogenesis. He has published more than 40 papers and book chapters. Dr. Li is currently a Associated Professor/Reader in musculoskeletal sciences in Queen's University Belfast, UK. Dr. Li is memebrs of many international societies, including Orthopaedic Research Society, American Bone and Mineral Resarch Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Li and Prof. Xia has successfully organised the First Beijing Symposium on Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, October 25-28, Beijing, PR China.

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Yunnan Orthropaedic Hospital


Yunnan Orthopedic Hospital is approved by the Yunnan Provincial Health Department as a level III orthopedic specialist hospital. As the largest orthopedic hospital in Yunnan Province, the hospital has six clinic centers including Spine Division Dept, Joint Department, Orthopedic Dept, Trauma department, Imaging Examination Department and Emergency Center. The services for patients include bone disease diagnosis, bone injury medical treatment, from surgery to minimally invasive, from conservative to rehabilitation therapy etc.

The hospital set of medical, scientific research, rehabilitation, health care in one place, focusing on providing high quality, professional orthopedic services for south-west of China. The hospital construction area is ??28000 square meters, and with 300 beds for patients.

    Outpatient Building Garden  

Nursing Station  
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre -1
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centre- 2  

Patient Waiting Area
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Bedroom (Single Bed)
Bedroom (Double Bed)
    Shower Room 1 Shower Room 2  
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