Professor Kyung-Hoi Koo, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea.
Dr. Kyung-Hoi (“Kay”) Koo is a Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital in Seongnam, South Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and was trained at Seoul National University Hospital. For the last 25 years, he has performed orthopaedic surgery focused exclusively on hip arthroplasty. He has been instrumental in bringing ceramic-on-ceramic bearings into use in total hip arthroplasty since 1997. In his 21 papers about the ceramic bearings, he has investigated ceramic-related problems, reported the medium- to long-term results of the ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty, and has suggested how to develop and improve the ceramic material and design.
Dr. Kay Koo, having an interest in femoral head osteonecrosis, has actively participated in the Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO) founded by Professor Ficat and Professor Arlet to investigate bone circulation and osteonecrosis in 1989. Dr. Koo was President of ARCO from 2012 to 2015, and published a textbook (“Osteonecrosis”) with Michael A. Mont and Lynne C. Jones in 2014. He has also published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and more than ten book chapters regarding hip arthroplasty and femoral head osteonecrosis. Currently, he is President of the Korean Hip Society.
Kay is the author of a paper in the April 2017 issue of The Bone & Joint Journal:
K. H. Lee, W-L. Jo, Y. C. Ha, Y. K. Lee, S. B. Goodman, K. H. Koo
Bone Joint J April 2017 99-B: 440-444.
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