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

  • Biplane opening wedge high tibial osteotomy with a distal tuberosity osteotomy, radiological and clinical analysis with minimum follow-up of 2 years Juan Erquicia, Pablo Eduardo Gelber, Simone Perelli, Federico Ibañez , Maximiliano Ibañez, Xavier Pelfort, Juan Carlos Monllau Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopic Repair of Acetabular Cartilage Lesions by Chitosan-Based Scaffold: Clinical Evaluation at Minimum 2 Years Follow-up Mahmoud Fathy Tahoun, M.Sc., Marc Tey, M.D., Ph.D., Jesús Mas, M.D., Taher Abd-Elsattar Eid, M.D., Ph.D., and Joan Carles Monllau, M.D., Ph.D. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol, No (Month), 2018: pp 1-8
  • Posterolateral corner of the knee: an expert consensus statement on diagnosis, classification, treatment, and rehabilitation Jorge Chahla, Iain R. Murray, James Robinson, Koen Lagae, Fabrizio Margheritini, Brett Frits, Manuel Leyes, Björn Barenius, Nicolas Pujol, Lars Engebretsen, Martin Lind, Moises Cohen, Rodrigo Maestu, Alan Getgood, Gonzalo Ferrer, Silvio Villascusa, Soshi Uchida, Bruce A. Levy, Richard Von Bormann, Charles Brown, Jacques Menetrey, Michael Hantes, Timothy Lording, Kristian Samuelsson, Karl Heinz Frosch, Juan Carlos Monllau, David Parker, Robert F. LaPrade, Pablo E. Gelber European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2018
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Equilae presents a modification to the hybrid technique for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in children

Designing and perfecting the various ligament reconstruction techniques is one of our main objectives at Equilae, particularly when dealing with paediatric patients. In recent years, an increase has been detected in the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in children, probably due to the fact that these patients are more actively involved in sporting […]

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Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus
Ed. Consultas Externas 2a Planta - ICATME
Calle Sabino de Arana, 5-19 - 08028 Barcelona
T. 93 205 43 62