NEWS

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22/Aug/2019

On this occasion, the XXI Congress of the Spanish Society of Hip Surgery was held in the city of Elche, Valencian Country and was able to count on the presence of Dr Ribas, chief member of the Hip Unit.

Dr. Ribas, 15 years after the publication of his article “Current evidence in the treatment of femoroacetabular shock” in the Spanish Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the article, has made a presentation on the evidences of this pathology.

In his presentation, Dr. Ribas pointed out, point by point, all those evidences that today doctors and patients should know. The most outstanding, with the highest level of evidence, is that it has been shown that the surgical treatment of femoroacetabular shock presents better clinical-functional results than the best non-surgical treatment and simply rehabilitation.

Different randomized, multicenter, comparative studies (level of evidence 1) have been carried out that corroborate this. These studies have been published even in high-impact scientific journals such as “The Lancet.

 


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22/Aug/2019

On May 24, Dr. Manel Ribas was named Honorary Member of the Russian Hip Society, in the Russian city of Nizhny, Novgorod.

His entry reading, pronounced in English and translated into Russian, has been “Novel soft tissue-sparing mini-invasive techniques in primary total hip replacement” (new techniques of primary hip prosthesis with soft tissue protection).

It is widely known that the Hip Unit is a European reference center and precisely with the figure of Dr Cardenas-Nylander, as well as the Head of Teaching of the entire ICATME department. The Hip Unit provides courses in corpses, training and specialists from South and Central Europe, also from Russia, the USA and Japan.

The Superpath technique has shown, according to data from the Australian Registry, up to a reduction of 91% in taking analgesics to hospital discharge, as well as autonomy in daily life in 85% of cases at 2 weeks.

With the appointment of Dr Manuel Ribas as an honorary member of the Russian Hip Society, a member of the third generation of doctors from the Ribas family revisits Russia 130 years later. 130 years after a doctor of the family-Saga of the Doctors Ribas, the also prestigious professor Dr Manuel Ribas, specialist in Internal Medicine and Epidemiology and former president of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands until his death, brother of the Pulmonologist Joan Ribas, (different populations of Catalonia take their name as a street or avenue, such as the well-known Avenida del Dr Manuel Ribas and Perdigó de Badalona for example.

Professor Manuel Ribas was the right hand of Dr Bartolomé Robert, who was the mayor of Barcelona. Manuel Ribas never yielded to his work in the service of patients and has in his file one, which he considered a “black stain”: having lost the oppositions in Madrid in a hand to hand with his colleague also Professor Ramón y Cajal.

What I would not know is that two generations later Antoni Ribas, today professor of Oncology at UCLA and president of the International Society of Oncology, discovered immunotherapy against melanoma.

In the circles of the Ribas family, by the way very united, with meetings and family meals, it is said that “if one day Ribas can be a Nobel Prize winner”, Antoni can surely be.

A detail of Professor Manuel Ribas (1888): not knowing German, he moved to make his stay of specialized training in Internal Medicine in Germany. It sounds familiar, right?

Dr. Manuel Ribas, hip surgeon, did his final year’s work in History of Medicine in a seemingly simple way:

“Medical Biography of Professor Manuel Ribas i Perdigó”, year 1981.


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22/Aug/2019

The seventh edition of the joint congress between AEA (Spanish Arthroscopy Association) and SEROD (Spanish Knee Society) took place on May 22, 23 and 24 at the Exhibition Center of the city of Santander.

Dr Cardenas, as the only representative of the Hip Unit, participated with the paper: “Pathogenesis and clinical diagnosis of the peritrochanteric space”, where we talked about the so-called “hip bursitis or trochanteritis”.

 

 

 


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Leading European specialists in double hip mobility and mini-invasive approaches participate in this edition of the, under the auspices of the Stryker North American Multinational Company.

It discusses the role of double mobility in hip prosthesis, mini-invasive surgery by direct superior approach that preserves muscle tendons and joint capsule (DSA: Direct Superior Approach), the role of rapid recovery with this approach and what the new materials bring

The program was integrated by Dr Jorge Guadilla (Vitoria), Dr Manuel Ribas, Professor Jean Alain Epinette (Lille and current president of the EHS-European Hip Society) and Dr Jesús Mas (Alicante).

In the afternoon practical sessions (cadaver-Lab) of instruction in the technique were carried out to the specialists assembled, coming from Spain and Portugal.

The “Double mobility” is not a current concept, it was developed in France in the mid-seventies. Because of its intrinsic mechanism of rolling one sphere over another, the lowest rate of prosthetic dislocation is obtained (first cause of revision during the first 5 years according to data from the Australian Prosthetic Registry). In France, currently almost 50% of surgeons use this technique, but it was not until the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century that its use has increased with the appearance on the market of the new polyethylenes with high cross-linking.

Different reports have shown a perfect combination in hyperlaxed patients, with neuropathies, muscular deficit of the hip, in obesity, in patients with lumbosacral fixation where the pelvis remains in an invariable position, in the treatment of advanced dysplasia, in deankylosis, etc. . and in prosthetic replacement surgery

The minimally invasive DSA approach allows the implementation of a double mobility system. The hip unit of the University Hospital Dexeus has a protocol of the technique according to individualized pathology and after a meticulous preoperative planning.

The mini-invasive approaches with tendinomusculocapsular, anterior direct and supracapsular protection assisted by the Superpath (R) portal as DSA have been implemented for years in the Dexeus University Hospital, being a reference center where specialists and residents in the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology meet. official MIR training program.


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22/Aug/2019

Yesterday, May 13 was a very intense day, 9 hip surgeries in which visitors from Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain (Madrid) and Japan, accompanied Dr Cardenas, head of the teaching unit of ICATME, in his interventions of prosthetic surgery and preservation surgery.

The Hip Unit receives around 5o annual visitors who request to attend the interventions of the members of our team. Once again, the Hip Unit proves to be a benchmark in the sector.


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22/Aug/2019

Sponsored by Brazilian Hip Society (SBQ), Dr. Manel Ribas as head of the Hip Unit of the Dexeus University Hospital (Quirónsalud group) participates with the presentation of 9 lectures that deal with topics ranging from pathology, its prevention and hip treatment in the young and in the athlete, whether elite or amateur and occasional.

Specialists surgeons from different parts of Brazil, sports doctors and rehabilitators attended this meeting. The event, organized by the well-known Prof. Lafayette Lage of Sao Paulo, was attended by renowned and renowned specialists such as Professor Javier Pérez Torres from Bogotá, Jorge Cruz from Meló, Fernando Leal, Manuel Padín from Oporto, and other renowned specialists from both sides of the Atlantic.

The importance of early detection of mechanical pathology of the hip was highlighted, as well as the treatment of the effects-causing lesions, mini-invasive surgery and its effect on the rapid recovery of patients.

Special emphasis was placed on modern mini-invasive techniques used to protect the capsule and its structures, in patients of all ages with osteoarthritis. Said prevention results in an increase in stability and a faster recovery by reducing the sensation of pain since the pain receptors remain unchanged, as well as the mechanoreceptors, and faster functionality is obtained.


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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/2019

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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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22/Aug/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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