Dr Yuichi Hoshino graduated from Hokkaido University School of Medicine in 2000 and then completed his orthopaedic residency and postgraduate education at Kobe University, earning his PhD in 2008.
From 2009 to 2011, he did an international research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He, then, worked as deputy director at Kobe Kaisei Hospital until he moved back to Kobe University as an assistant professor in 2017.
His clinical practice focuses on sport- related knee injuries. He performs around 100 ACL reconstructions per year mainly using the double bundle technique. In addition to his clinical duties, he has served as the team physician for several sports teams.
His research interests include knee biomechanics and kinematics, especially after ACL and other related injuries. He has developed some in-vivo knee kinematics measurement systems for the pivot-shift test and used them for several clinical researches, including an international multi-center study, named the PIVOT study which was funded by an ISAKOS/OREF grant. He also performed several in-vitro studies to advance the arthroscopic surgical techniques related to the ACL reconstruction.
He has authored 52 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters. He has given over 70 international meeting presentations since 2007. He received the Best Poster Award in 2017 at the ORS annual meeting and the Jan I. Gillquist Scientific Research Award at the 11th Biennial ISAKOS Congress. He is an editorial board member of the KSSTA journal and an active member of several international orthopaedic societies, including AAOS, ORS, ISAKOS, ESSKA, APKASS and ACL study group. He has also served as a scientific committee member at the ISAKOS meeting since 2015.
He has no industry connection nor conflict of interest to disclose.