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

  • The Menisco-Tibio-Popliteus-Fibular Complex: Anatomic Description of the Structures That Could Avoid Lateral Meniscal Extrusion Angel Masferrer-Pino, M.D., Ivan Saenz-Navarro, M.D., Gonzalo Rojas, M.D., Simone Perelli, M.D., Juan Erquicia, M.D., Pablo E. Gelber, M.D., Ph.D., and Joan C. Monllau, M.D., Ph.D. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 36, No 7 (July), 2020: pp 1917-1925
  • 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
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Equilae introduces a new concept to the world of knees: the Meniscus-Tibial-Popliteus-Fibular Complex

  At Equilae we are constantly working on different lines of research with the aim of improving the results obtained after a surgical procedure. Once again, the investigations carried out have borne fruit, giving rise to a recent publication, by means of the prestigious Arthroscopy journal, which shows the results of an anatomical and histological […]

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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