Published on 29.06.18 in Noticias by iQtra
- Surgical treatment of the femoroacetabular impingement offered in iQtra Advanced Medicine is key to avoid premature osteoarthritis and the need for prostheses.
- Porto Hip Meeting 2018 is one of the most important European appointments where orthopedic surgeons share the latest advances in the specialty.
Dr. Ángel Villamor, traumatologist and medical director of iQtra Advanced Medicine, takes part in the Porto International Hip Meeting as an expert in diagnosis, surgery and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and other hip pathologies. Dr. Villamor, to whom his extensive surgical experience and high level of specialisation have led him to stand out recently in the first ranking of the 100 best doctors in Spain, will share with colleagues around the world his experience in preserving surgery, a minimally invasive surgical treatment designed to prevent premature osteoarthritis and the need for prostheses.
Femoroacetabular impingement, which affects 15% of the young population, leads to early osteoarthritis if left untreated, and this wear and tear on the joint means that, later on, it is necessary to go through a hip prosthesis surgery. There are cases in which the prosthesis is the only solution, but not always: hence the importance of a good diagnosis and early treatment. The Preservative Medicine Unit at iQtra Medicina Avanzada, composed of a multidisciplinary team, is Dr. Villamor’s bet to explore all the alternatives to preserve the joint and avoid its total replacement through surgery. Sometimes, the best alternative is a minimally invasive surgery, through arthroscopy, to correct the evolution of the lesion and prevent it from going over, saving the patient not only a prosthetic surgery later on but also years of pain, a greater deterioration of the articulation and a decline in their quality of life.
Dr. Villamor, who frequently works as a trainer in minimally invasive surgery in various international forums, will moderate the table about the femoroacetabular impingement and will participate as a speaker in the panel of experts. In addition, he will share in a symposium his knowledge about the most advanced video techniques used in trochanteric endoscopy.