Li Fobao （李佛保）
Professor, P.h.D mentor
Director of Orthopedics Department of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University Honorable
Director of Guangdong X-in Miao Prevention Center
Li Fo Bao has been engaged in clinical medicine work and research for more than 50 years. He specializes in orthopedics, scoliosis, kyphosis, cervical thoracolumbar spine disorders, bone tumors, replantation of severed fingers (limbs), spinal cord evoked potentials, bone loose quality research and has advanced domestic and international recognition. He developed the Huangpu Orthopedic Department in 1999. Up till now, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University has expanded to 6 specialties, 200 hospital beds, spine surgery, joint surgery, bone oncology, microsurgery, hand surgery, and traumatology. The Orthopedic Department became a key subject in the First Affiliated Hospital and Guangdong Province. Hosted and participated in 26 research projects of the State, Ministry of Health, and Guangdong Province. About 160 papers published in core professional magazines. Editor-in-chief monograph "Spine deformity osteotomy", "senile bone and joint injury and disease", and participated in editing 8 books. He won the Guangdong Medical and Health Science and Technology Progress Award 3rd and 2nd prizes, the first prize of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and the second prize of the Guangdong Science and Technology Award. Enjoy special government allowances issued by the State Council.
Social occupation (work)
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Orthopedic Society of the Chinese Medical Association, Member of the Spine Group, and Osteoporosis Group of the Chinese Medical Association Orthopedic Society. He used to be the head of the bone oncology group of the Chinese Medical Association Orthopedic Association, the standing committee of the Chinese Medical Association Orthopedic Association, the standing committee of the Chinese Medical Association Trauma Society, the deputy chairman, chairman and honorary chairman of the Chinese Medical Association Guangdong Orthopedics Association, and the Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine Spine Deputy Chairman of the Professional Committee.
Associate editor of the Chinese Journal of Spine and Spinal Cord and Chinese Journal of Bone Tumor and Bone Disease.
Editor of the Journal of Sun Yat-Sen Medical University, the Chinese Microsurgery Journal, the Chinese Journal of Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Practical Orthopedics.
Funds, Articles, and Editorials
Hosted and participated in 26 projects of the State, Ministry of Health, and Scientific Research Fund Project in Guangdong Province. About 160 research papers were published in core professional magazines. Editor of Aged bone and joint injury and disease, co-editors of the Spinal Deformity Osteotomy. Participated in magazines such as Practical Trauma Surgery, Spine Surgery Clinical Manual, Clinical Orthopedics, Orthopedics Training Course, Cervical Surgery, Spinal Trauma Surgery, Spine Surgery, and Scoliosis Orthopedics. Hosted in several projects such as clinical application of evoked potential in spine surgery and diagnosis and treatment of bone tumors. Both projects won 2nd and 3rd prizes, respectively.
Leading clinical and basic research and characteristic advantages
Spinal cord evoked potential is the earliest unit to carry out clinical and basic research in China. As early as 1980, he and his team had developed research on cortical somatosensory evoked potentials, won a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and won the third prize in Provincial Medicine and Health Science and Technology Progress Award. In 1995, he engaged in clinical research and experiments on a magnetic stimulation series of spinal cord motors. This project had received aid from The Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Commission Project Funds and applied for Provincial Achievement Award. He published 12 academic essays to demonstrate how spinal cord evoked potential monitoring which had been widely used in preoperative examination and intraoperative monitoring on spinal diseases. By using so, such control had increased diagnostic rate, improved spinal surgery's safeties, and minimize spinal cord injury complications.
He had patented the invention of spinal fixation instruments and the application of "design yourself: spinal lamina incision wire saw and double-headed thread compression hallow screw". Also, he earned the patent and aid from the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Commission Project Funds for the development of a compound interbody fusion fixator. The fixator had been used in many clinical cases and produced effective treatments. Moreover, this developmenthad covered parts of clinical problems. "PRSHSS spinal fixation system" had won the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Commission Project Funds.
The primary research on spinal cord injury and a series of experimental research on the relationship between endothelin and acute spinal cord injury had received funds from the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Commission Project Funds. These researches had achieved interim results. He published these results through 8 academic essays. He was also the first few researchers in China to pioneer in this expert fields, and the results had achieved international recognition.
Representative scientific research
In 1999, "The clinical application of cortical somatosensory evoked potentials in spine surgery" had won the third prize of Provincial Medicine and Health Science and Technology Progressive Award.
In 1996, "Biomechanical effect of traction on lumbar disc herniation" had won the first prize of Medical Achievements of Sun Yat-Sen Medical University.