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Dr. Oscar Montero Rodríguez

- Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
- Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology from the University Complex of Salamanca.
- I have specialized in orthopedic and trauma surgery for over 20 years in public and private hospitals in Spain, gaining a great deal of experience.
- Within my specialization I concentrate on hip and knee replacement surgery, and the rescue of such prostheses when they have failed.

Dr. Fernando Fernández Valderrama

- Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Oviedo in 1976.
- Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology from the Virgen Blanca Hospital in León, 1981. Since then I have developed my professional career in both public and private hospitals in Spain.
- Within my specialization, most of my activity involves hip and knee replacement surgery.
- I have been a traumatologist for the main sports clubs in Ourense.
- I have also carried out treatments with growth factors for hip, knee and ankle cartilage and for ruptured tendons in sports players.

Dr. Manuel Fraga Cabado

- Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
- Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology from the University Hospital Complex of Ourense.
- I have worked for over thirty years in public and private hospitals in Spain, and carry out an average of 250 procedures per year.
- Within my specialization I am particularly interested in the surgical treatment of sports injuries, particularly knee pathologies (ligaments and meniscus). I also have extensive experience implanting prostheses, both for hips and knees.


This surgery aims to substitute the parts forming the joint (both knee and hip) with bio-compatible materials that can carry out the same function as the joint before damage occurred. It is major surgery and must therefore be carried out by surgeons who are experts in this area. The type of anesthetic used for this type of operation will depend on the patient’s general state of health, and can be general or epidural. The stay in hospital will last for 4 or 5 days and a stay in the city of at least 8 days is recommended.


A small camera called an arthroscope is used during this procedure to examine or repair the tissues within or around the shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in the skin. This is advised when the muscles of the rotator cuff have suffered some damage either through impingement syndrome, a broken rotator cuff or instability in the shoulder. This type of surgery requires general an anesthetic, which means there is no pain or perception during the procedure. It requires a hospital stay of 24 hours and a stay in the city of 8 days is recommended.


This is the surgical extraction of a broken or torn meniscus, or part of one. It is carried out using an arthroscope, with an epidural anesthetic, and requires a 24-hour stay in hospital. We recommend a minimum stay of 5 days in the city for this procedure.


This procedure aims to reconstruct a knee ligament that has been damaged in such a way that it cannot recover by itself. The procedure, which is not very invasive and is carried out using an arthroscope, has very good results. An epidural anesthetic is used. It requires a stay of two days in hospital and a minimum stay in the city of 5 days is recommended.


This is a relatively simple and minimally invasive procedure and is therefore carried out on an outpatient basis. A small quantity of blood, about the amount for a normal analysis (2 to8 milliliters), is extracted from the patient and put through a specific blood procedure. The sample is placed in a centrifuge to obtain plasma that is rich in Growth Factors. The part containing the growth factors is then separated from the rest, which is discarded. Calcium chloride is added to release the platelet-derived growth factors, which are injected directly into the blood stream of muscle of the injured area The complete treatment usually consists of five infiltrations with one or two weeks of rest between them. Once the infiltration of growth-factor-rich plasma has been done, the patient will have to refrain from sporting activities or intense effort for 24 to 48 hours but will be able to resume normal activities after that time. This will, however, depend on the injury being treated and will be determined by the doctor carrying out the treating. In some cases, Growth Factors are combined with ozone therapy as ozone is an excellent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, germicide-antiseptic, antioxidant, revitalizer, oxigenant and regenerator.


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