Presentación    
OSTEOARTICULAR SURGERY
RESEARCH - GICOA
Composition
Name
Position
Institution
Enrique Gómez Barrena
Jefe de Sección de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Catedrático de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Facultad de Medicina
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Samuel Antuña Antuña
Jefe de Sección en Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Profesor Asociado en Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Facultad de Medicina
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Raúl Barco Laakso
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía
Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Ana Cruz Pardos
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía
Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Marta Domínguez García-Simón
Enfermera Coordinadora de Ensayos Clínicos
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Eduardo García Rey
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía
Ortopédica y Traumatología
Profesor Asociado en Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Facultad de Medicina
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Carlos Agustín Hernández Gil
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía
Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Norma Griset Padilla Eguiluz
Investigadora Predoctoral
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Carlos Emérito Rodríguez Merchán
Jefe de Sección de Cirugía Ortopédica
y Traumatología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Juan Carlos Rubio Suárez
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Cirugía
Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Strategic Objective
Orthopaedic implant studies are required to assess the results of implants, detect the causes of failure, and deepen our understanding of the prevention and solution of these failures. The medical, social, and economic relevance of orthopaedic implants, and their influence on quality of life, place this technology in the centre of translational research in orthopaedic surgery. Reconstruction based on biological strategies and biomaterials is rapidly evolving, and cutting edge research on these topics may offer an advantage in clinical translational research. The group has for some time now developed sports medicine and ligament reconstruction, with various outcome approaches and the development of devices that may enhance surgical results. In this context, a multidisciplinary clinical and basic research group on orthopaedic surgery deepens our understanding of a wide variety of current research topics in the field and provides further progress towards clinical translation.
In order to contribute new advances in the field, our main clinical and experimental objectives are addressed by a joint research line that covers issues related to bone and joint reconstruction. These issues include the following:
• Failed hip and knee prostheses, including the material, biological, and clinical mechanisms of failure. This research may lead to proposals for materials and design modifications in orthopaedic implants and reconstructive devices and techniques. Functional recovery of the patient is the ultimate goal, considering various scenarios from an experimental and clinical point of view.
• Regenerative medicine approaches to bone and joint reconstruction, to generate preclinical and clinical proposals for bone and joint regeneration and repair, both in traumatic and non-traumatic bone and soft-tissue injuries.
Research Lines
• Clinical and basic research in Orthopaedics implants, and bone and joint reconstruction