Medical Team

Equilae is the Knee and Arthroscopic Surgery Unit of the Catalan Institute of Traumatology and Sports Medicine (ICATME, Institut Català de Traumatologia i Medicina de l’Esport). A team dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of orthopedic and traumatic pathologies of the knee, specializing in arthroscopic surgery treatments in particular.

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Knee Pathologies

The knee joint is made up of the femur, tibia and patella. Between the femur and tibia, there are two crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structures called menisci. This joint comprises the medial and lateral collateral ligaments as well as the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. The study of each of them individually and together is what will lead us to providing the right treatment for each patient.

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Within this framework oriented toward promoting the exchange of knowledge, the unit has fellowship programs of varying duration which have also been endorsed by those previously cited organizations. These programs are aimed at resident doctors and specialists in orthopedics and traumatology that are interested in the aforementioned fields in order to convey knowledge, share experiences and generate cultural exchanges.

Joan Carles Monllau García

Doctor of Medicine

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Latest papers

  • Capsulodesis Versus Bone Trough Technique in Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: Graft Extrusion and Functional Results Angel Masferrer-Pino, M.D., Joan C. Monllau, M.D., Ph.D., Maximiliano Ibáñez, M.D., Juan I. Erquicia, M.D., Xavier Pelfort, M.D., Ph.D., and Pablo E. Gelber, M.D., Ph.D. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol -, No - (Month), 2018: pp 1-10
  • Does anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft produce anterolateral meniscal root tearing? Sebastián Irarrázaval, Angel Masferrer-Pino, Maximiliano Ibañez, Tamer M. A. Shehata, María Naharro and Joan C. Monllau J Exp Orthop. 2017 Dec;4(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40634-017-0093-5. Epub 2017 May 22.
  • Lateral Capsular Fixation: An Implant-Free Technique to Prevent Meniscal Allograft Extrusion Joan C. Monllau, M.D., Ph.D., Maximiliano Ibañez, M.D., Angel Masferrer-Pino, M.D., Pablo E. Gelber, M.D., Ph.D., Juan I. Erquicia, M.D., and Xavier Pelfort, M.D., Ph.D. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Mar 6;6(2):e269-e274. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.09.032. eCollection 2017 Apr.
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Equilae publishes an improvement to the meniscal transplant technique

  It is widely known that there is a relationship between the amount of meniscal tissue resected and the appearance of degenerative changes in the knee as the years go by. Because of this, current techniques tend to be relatively conservative—if the tear allows for it—with the goal of repairing the damaged meniscal tissue or […]

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