Department of Orthopedics of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) cooperated with School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering and Frontier Institute of Science and Technology of XJTU, and achieved fruitful results in articular cartilage reconstruction, skin repair and rotator cuff injury repair. Preliminary findings have been published in J Colloid Interface Sci (IF: 5.091), Small (IF: 9.69) and other academic journals.
At present, the team led by Yin Zhanhai, Deputy Director of Department of Orthopedics of our hospital, is joining hands with the team pioneered by Guo Baolin, Professor of Frontier Institute of Science and Technology of XJTU to carry out research to resolve the difficulty of repairing rotator cuff tear injury, which fully takes the advantages of the expertise in the controlled and sustained-release of polymer materials by Frontier Institute of Science and Technology as well as the advanced technologies in the basic and clinical research of rotator cuff injury by our hospital. This collaboration signifies the perfect combination of medicine and engineering and validating the excellent performance of novel quaternized chitosan loaded with magnesium ions in promoting the reconstruction of rotator cuff tendon-bone interface. Relevant research results have been published in Chemical Engineering Journal (IF: 10.652).
Adhering to the goal of applying for A-level discipline proposed by XJTU and our hospital, Department of Orthopedics selectively invited prestigious orthopedic experts in our hospital and other hospitals to deliver academic instructions and exchanges according to the academic interests of medical staff. On the basis of resources within and outside our hospital, the Department seized the rare opportunity of striving to become A-level university and discipline, bravely shouldered the development mission, improved the overall improvement through organized academic communication and cooperation, promoted the upgrading of scientific research within the department and laid a solid foundation for development during the 14th Five-Year Plan.