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08/Dec/2019

On April 25 and 26, the annual Congress of SETRADE (Spanish Society of Sports Traumatology) was held in Palma de Mallorca, where two of the most recognized and world-renowned Spanish hip specialists attended: Dr. Luís Pérez Carro of Santander and Dr. Manuel Ribas of Barcelona.

The conference has been presented with a new and interesting format, where the experts sit on the stage, a rapporteur updates current knowledge by way of summary -by the way, many congratulations to the rapporteurs of the different round tables – and then an interactive dialogue is established between the moderator and the assistants.

On this occasion, Dr. Manuel Ribas participated as an expert and moderator at the “Femoroactabular Shock”, “Residual Dysplasia” and “Peripheral Hip Syndromes” (deep gluteus, ischiofemoral, infratuberal and trochanteric) tables. In these days, the current limitations of hip arthroscopy in different areas and the importance of the periacetabular osteotomy in the case of labral lesion due to Residual Dysplasia (insufficiency of femoral head coverage) were highlighted.

The Dexeus University Hospital is a reference in all of Southern Europe in the treatment of Periacetabular Osteotomy by a mini-invasive technique.


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08/Dec/2019

Dr Vittorio Bellotti participates as visiting professor in several round tables and will give different lectures, such as the Femoral Head Fractures, the mini-invasive technique of hip prosthesis with muscle-tendon protection, the lesions of the hip abductor tendons, the experience in the mini-invasive periacetabular osteotomy for hip with moderate dysplasia, of which the Hip Unit is a world reference.

 

 


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Dr Oliver Marín, chief hip surgeon at Infanta Leonor Hospital in Madrid, participates in the 2019 Ukrainian Hip Congress.

On April 24-27, the International Conference “Advanced Treatment of Hip and Knee Pathology” was held in the Ukrainian town of Kharkiv.

The congress was organized by doctors Stanislav Bondarenko and Olga Pidgaiska of the Ukrainian society of orthopedic surgery and traumatology. The hip reconstructive surgery part was held on Thursday, April 25 with the massive presence of Ukrainian orthopedic surgeons and neighboring countries, reaching 350 participants.

The subject of hip surgery addressed issues related to prosthetic surgery, producing very interesting debates on the most controversial topics of hip surgery.

This congress was held in collaboration with the European Hip Society (EHS) and the European Federation of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (EFORT). With more than 20 international speakers sent by these societies, it became a showcase of hip surgery update. The local assistants contributed their questions to the debate and took the opportunity to share cases with the European speakers.

The Spanish representation consisted of the doctors Eduardo García-Rey and Oliver Marín-Peña, being the representation of the most numerous European countries.

 


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08/Dec/2019

This year 2019 the city of Amsterdam has been the leader of the most important theoretical and practical pelvic course at European level, the seventh edition of the European Pelvic Course.

Dr. Manel Ribas and Dr. Luis Ramírez-Núñez from ICATME attended this training course held on April 4 and 6, where they had the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop pioneering approaches at a practical level such as the “Para-recto” and the “Anterior Intra Pelvico approach”, both considered as less invasive pelvic surgery.
They also had the opportunity to try out new implants and specific instruments dedicated to the pelvis.


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Our instrumentalists, Laura De Vazeilles and Vanessa Leal, of the Hip Unit of Icatme, present in the National Nursing Congress the portal-assisted mini-invasive technique for the implantation of hip prostheses.

Regarding other prosthetic implantation techniques, “Superpath” has a very different and specific instrumentation. The success of the mini-invasive technique is multidisciplinary. It is fundamental the participation of all and our team of angular pillar instrumentalists on which we rely and depend.

Thank you very much Laura and Vanessa for being as you are.


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08/Dec/2019

Drs Dimitri Kanellopoulos and Vadim Benkovich, from Greece and Israel attend the Hip Unit of the Dexeus University Institute, to train together with Dr Carlomagno Cardenas (specialized instructor, head of Teaching at Icatme) in the mini-invasive technique “Superpath” of implantation of hip prosthesis.

This technique, in which no muscle is disinserted and in which the acetabular component is implanted through an accessory portal, provides less bleeding and allows an early return to daily activities.

Comparative studies with other approaches performed both in North America and in Australia show great differences, both in intra and postoperative bleeding, as well as hospital stay, consumption of analgesia and resumption of daily activities.

The Superpath Technique: Supracapsular Portal Assisted Total Hip is a technique that allows to implant a hip prosthesis without any need to section tendons or dislocate the hip to implant a hip prosthesis, in addition, it keeps intact all the innervation and vascularization of the hip

This is the interval through which the hip is approached without affecting muscles or tendons of both the anterior and posterior part. Those above are only required to be gently and gently separated without cutting them


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08/Dec/2019

On January 28, Dr Manel Ribas attended the Grand Gala of the Sports World. The celebration took place at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) in the city of Barcelona. Among the guests were personalities from the world of sports such as Leo Messi, Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Bob Beamon, Eddy Merckx, Marc Márquez, Carlos Sainz and Juan Carles Navarro among others.

Juan Godó was in charge of hosting, and he was the one who handed out the prizes to the best sportsman of 2018 to the Catalan pilot Marc Márquez and to the dumbbell León, Lydia Valentín.


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08/Dec/2019

The British motorcyclist has been successfully operated on for his fracture of the femur by Dr Cárdenas assisted by Drs. Astarita and Chacón.

The recognized and already veteran pilot, who will play this season the Superbikes World Championship, suffered a fall last Wednesday, and has been transferred today to the University Hospital Dexeus to be operated on his fracture of the femur with open wound.

Likewise, Dr Xavier Mir’s team, with Dr Mendes, had to proceed with the surgical repair of the elbow.

As it is well known, the Dexeus University Hospital, Icatme, Quirón Salud Group is the reference center in hospital care for pilots.

 


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08/Dec/2019

The members of the Scientific Committee of the European Hip Society meet in Milan and establish the 16 symposiums and instructional courses to be held during the next edition.

The EHS Meeting is the most important hip surgery congress held on the continent every two years. This edition will be held at the Palais des Congres de Lille, on 1 and 2 October next 2020.

Dr. Manel Ribas celebrates his 7th birthday, out of the 8 maximum allowed, as a member of said committee.


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08/Dec/2019

From the ICATME Hip Unit we would like to congratulate Dr Marco Ezechieli for being a professor at the University of Hannover.

This is one of the things that makes one feel grateful and happy: to see how people around you who have grown up, shared experiences and received teachings, have served to crown their professional success.

In your case, Marco, would not emphasize only your professional value, rather than contrasted, but your extreme humanity and affection.

Thank you for being as you are and from here all the Hip Unit gives you the most sincere congratulations.


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08/Dec/2019

On November 30, the XXIII Round Table on the prevention and treatment of athlete injuries was held in the Agora Room in Sitges. As every year, the topics have been radiant today: “Myths and truths about sports nutrition”, “Treatment of residual dysplasia in the athlete” or “Chronic posttraumatic encephalopathy”.

Dr. Manel Ribas, before a large audience full of personalities of medicine and the world of sport, said: “The residual dysplasia is not exclusive of an evolutionary sequel of newborns, diagnosed and treated for congenital hip dislocation. Impact on the adolescent can produce an early closure (in its maturation phase) of acetabular triradiate growth cartilage.Accordingly, there is a lack of acetabular coverage of the femoral head “.

After the appearance of the periacetabular osteotomy (1988), different authors in Europeans and Americans have shown an excellent rate of return to sport, either in medium or high impact modalities.


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08/Dec/2019

Dear patients,

In light of the news that some media have spread, we must inform our patients that no implant – hip prosthesis, of those that have been and are being implanted in our University Hospital, are subject to withdrawal or alert to the Spanish Agency and international monitoring and control agencies.
We wish to emphasize that all these implants are approved and comply with European regulations.
We hope to transmit to you in this way a message of total tranquility.

Dr Manuel Ribas

Unidad de Cadera
Fundación Icatme
Hospital Universitari Quirón-Dexeus
Barcelona, España


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Dr Ribas has participated in the VII Estonian Orthopedic Congress, held on 14, 15 and 16 November in the city of Viljandi.

After finishing the congress, Dr Ribas himself commented: “It has been an honor to be able to participate together with distinguished teachers from all over Europe (G. Macheras, N. Reina, C. Lohmann or K. Holen). Professor Katre Masaalu, current president of the “Estonian Association of Traumatology and Orthopedics (ETOS), and Professor A. Mäarson for their love, enthusiasm and great sense of organization. No wonder Estonia has become the 2.0 country par excellence. From here I wish you, as one day, professor Miguel Cabanela told me, never stop your enthusiasm! “.

In addition to the affectionate words of Dr Ribas, we want to record some of the conferences that have been given at this congress.

For example, Professor Nicolás Reina (HU Toulouse) presented a very brilliant presentation on the fundamentals of bone reconstruction in the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It will undoubtedly follow in the footsteps of Ficat, Puget and Chirón.

We also want to highlight the words of Professor Lohman (HU Magdeburg) who said: “Do not use local anesthetics in the aspiration of synovial fluid in the hip, because its effect is bactericidal and can influence the detection of bacteria. After the time that Dr Ribas was a fellow of Professor Klaus Steinbrink at the Endoklinil in Hamburg, “We must still insist on something that science had already taught us more than 20 years ago” – Dr Ribas.

For many years we have put different names (Athletic Pubalgia, Sports Hernia, …) to the same concept. After the historic meeting in Doha (Doha Agreement, BJSM-2015), we all agreed to simply call it “Groin Pain”, translated “Inguinal Pain”, to which we will add “related to …” and its classification in three basic groups: pubic ring, hip and others.

To understand hip pain, it is basic in the work of Brian Kelly of the Hospital School for Special Surgery in New York, and to know how to correlate: “The concept of the 4 layers or levels” (“The Layers Concept”).


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08/Dec/2019

Dr. Ribas presents his results with implantation using mini-posterior and supracapsular mini-invasive technique assisted by portal (superpath) with short stems and ceramic-ceramic friction torque in the Congress that has held the European Hip Society Meeting in the city of The Hague this September.

The head of the Hip Unit has presented the mini-invasive periacetabular osteotomy technique for the treatment of hip dysplasia and its results in athlete after more than 15 years of accumulated experience. Since 2006, in his mini-invasive approach described and learned from his creator, Professor Kjeld Söballe.

The majority of patients treated with this technique (95%) resume their sports activity, either with a high or medium impact (UCLA score 8 to 10), with a better clinical and functional profile.

Between 48% and 60% of the calls “Trochanteric bursitis, trochanteritis, – (also known today as Great Trochanter Pain Syndrome – GTPS) – contains, in different stages, injury or even tendon rupture of the gluteus medius and / or minor that will require your Treatment. The risk of not doing so is the very degeneration of the fat (the muscle fibers are transformed into non-contractile fat tissue) of these muscles, which are fundamental in sustaining the body through the lower extremities in activities of daily life.
Dr. Ribas, in 2007, developed a reparative technique for cases of breakage with very good results and that were precisely presented at this congress. This technique has been performed by different members of the unit for years and even in cases of partial rupture, Dr Cárdenas and Dr Astarita repair it using an arthroscopic technique.


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Dr. Ribas participates in the Chilean congress of hip preservation surgery CIPCA 2018 that was held this September at the Eloísa Díaz Hospital in Santiago de Chile. The head of the Hip Unit has shared, with the attending public, his experience in the treatment of residual dysplasia of the young and young adult, and femoroacetabular shock, the latter through the known in the German-Anglo-Saxon world by AAMOT (Arrthroscopic Assisted Mini-Open Technique) and created by Dr Ribas himself in 2003.

Since then, more than 1000 patients have been treated using this technique, which is known and used worldwide. One of its greatest exponents is Prof. Javad Parvizi from the Rothmann Hospital in Philadelphia, or Prof Ezechieli from Hannover-Paderborn.


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Dr Ribas has been part of the “V Congresso Nazionale AISOT” that was held last June 22-23 in the Italian city of Napoli.

The mini-invasive treatment of hip dysplasia of the young adult acquires great interest. Dr. Ribas has participated with his exhibition about his 15 years of experience in the treatment by periacetabular osteotomy and his mini-invasive technique. This technique acquires day by day more acceptance throughout Europe and provides a quick recovery with minimal blood loss.

We can see a summary of the congress by clicking here.


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