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.Read more
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.Read more
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
- Lateral Capsular Fixation: An Implant-Free Technique to Prevent Meniscal Allograft Extrusion Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Mar 6;6(2):e269-e274. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.09.032. eCollection 2017 Apr.
- What is the most reproducible classification system to assess tibial plateau fractures? Int Orthop. 2017 Jun;41(6):1251-1256. doi: 10.1007/s00264-017-3462-x. Epub 2017 Apr 13.
- Does anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft produce anterolateral meniscal root tearing? J Exp Orthop. 2017 Dec;4(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40634-017-0093-5. Epub 2017 May 22.
The evolution of meniscal surgery: from 1980 to today
As members of Equilae, it is always a pleasure to have Dr. Monllau share his experience with us. This time, he’s discussing the evolution of meniscal surgery from the early 1980s to today. We hope you find it as interesting as we do. For many years, complete meniscectomy was the treatment of choice for a […]Read more
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