Orthopedics and Traumatology

Target population

Adult and pediatric population
Introduction

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Orthopedics and Traumatology Service started operations in 1987, at the Institution’s foundation. Currently, 19 specialists covering all fields of Orthopedics are available in the Service. This team is passionate about research and continuing education, actively participating in courses and conferences all year.

The Service is addressed to adult and pediatric patients who require management of the following pathologies: traumatic, congenital, infectious, tumor, degenerative, metabolic, inflammatory diseases or pathologies with an unknown cause affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Our Areas

The Service activities are split into three areas:

EMERGENCY: 24-hour coverage every day to provide integrated attention to frequent trauma patients in the clinic.

OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION: the service is available from Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM after pre-scheduled appointment.

SURGERY: elective or scheduled surgical procedures are performed from Monday to Saturday and emergency procedures every day.

  • Dr. Alfredo Martínez Rondanelli. Head of Unit
  • Dr. Jaime Andrés Barreto. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Spine Specialist.
  • Dr. Hugo Darío Campo. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Hand and Upper extremity Specialist.
  • Dr. Jaime Castro. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Foot and Ankle Specialist.
  • Dr. Daniel de la Vega. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Orthopedic Oncology Specialist.
  • Dr. Fausto Díaz Granados. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Musculoskeletal Infections Specialist.
  • Dr. Mario Germán Gónzalez. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Spine Specialist.
  • Dr. Luis Alfonso Gallón. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist.
  • Dr. Carlos Gordillo. Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist.
  • Dr. Royman Mejía. Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist. 
  • Dr. Gilberto Herrera. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder and Knee Specialist. Arthroscopy.
  • Dr. Alvaro Lombana. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Hand and Upper extremity Specialist.
  • Dr. Paulo José Llinás. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder and Knee Specialist. Arthroscopy
  • Dr. Juan Pablo Martínez. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Sports Orthopedics Specialist. Arthroscopy
  • Dr. Fernando Manuel Mejía. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder and Knee Specialist. Arthroscopy.
  • Dr. Alfredo Alonso Sanchez. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Hip specialist
  • Dr. Alejandro Sandoval. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Hand and Upper extremity Specialist.
  • Dr. Edwin Silva. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Foot and Ankle Specialist.
  • Dr. Mauricio Torres. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Trauma Specialist.
  • Dr. Liliana Vallecilla. Orthopedics and Traumatology. Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist.

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Orthopedics and Traumatology department has a high-level staff, who are updating constantly their academic knowledge in the various fields of the specialty.

Outpatient consultation, Surgery, Hospitalization and Emergency services inspire trust and confidence to patients because of their quality, suitability and timeliness when offering an adequate and complete response to the demands of a disease, a patient and his/her family.

Complementary Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Rooms and Intensive Care services allow for very precise diagnoses, thus ensuring a successful treatment.

Currently, all procedures evidenced in Medical Literature as accurate, safe and effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies are performed.

Foot and Ankle

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Orthopedics and Traumatology service has a multidisciplinary team of orthopedists in all subspecialties: Trauma, Oncology, Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee and Foot.

Regarding the Ankle and Foot Subespecialty, surgeons specialized in minimally invasive surgery (small skin incisions) are available, offering ankle arthroscopy and mini-incision surgery for feet repair, which has the following advantages: reduced disability time, reduced pain, and gait recovery from the very day of the surgery.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a conservative treatment (non-invasive) applied for some pathologies which do not respond to other treatments, such as physiotherapy or infiltration. This therapy is indicated in different pathologies: lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow), patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee), and Achilles tendinopathy or calcific tendinopathy of the shoulder.

This treatment is also indicated in inflammatory conditions, such as plantar fasciitis (heel spur) and trochanteric bursitis. Finally, it may help in the treatment of fractures that have not healed properly (nonunion / pseudoarthrosis).

Stem Cells therapy for Arthrosis

It uses bone marrow concentrate aspirate, which contains a percentage of stem cells, for its application in arthrotic joints or in joint erosion. Currently, its is performed for main joints treatment, shoulder, hip or knee joints. These cells and their growth factors have an anti-inflammatory action within the joints, and they also have a regenerative potential.

Sports medicine

Sport medicine provides treatment for bone, joint, tendon and muscle injuries caused by physical activity. Medical treatment or physiotherapy may be indicated, as well as advice for physical training. Sometimes, surgical treatment may be necessary, such as an arthroscopy, where a camera is introduced to allow complete visualization of the joint through small incisions. Usually, knees, shoulders and ankles are mostly affected by sports activity.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a camera is used to have a complete view of the joint and allows for performing procedures impossible in the past, when there was no possibility to check the joint completely.

Anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and joint cartilage may be reconstructed in Knee Surgery, and reconstruction and suturing of the rotator cuff and other shoulder instabilities management are possible today in Shoulder Surgery as routinary procedures through arthroscopy.

At Fundación Valle del Lili, we have a Joint Surgery Plan, where arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery are available, offering benefits to patients in comprehensive treatments. Our Service stays at the forefront of biological technologies and new advances in surgical techniques.

Procedures such as cartilage transplants and suturing and biological treatments are performed under the highest quality standards and the best scientific evidence. Our Service acknowledges the importance of an integrated management of patients, in order to offer them the best therapeutic option and improve their quality of life.

Hand Surgery

Three specialists are available at Fundación Valle del Lili’s Hand Surgery Service for the treatment of hand and upper extremity pathologies originated by traumatic, congenital or degenerative alterations in the musculoskeletal system. Three specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our specialists are experienced in the treatment of highly complex traumatic injuries, such as: replantation of amputated upper extremity segments, a well as multiple and complex trauma surgery in the upper extremities.

Additionally, we have enough operative capacity for upper extremity reconstruction procedures and brachial plexus reconstruction; also specialized treatment is provided for pediatric patients with congenital malformations in hands and fingers.

Cirugía de cadera

La Cirugía de cadera ha logrado un gran desarrollo desde hace aproximadamente quince años gracias al trabajo del grupo de Berna, liderado por el Profesor Ganz, quien describió una nueva patología de la cadera conocida como: pinzamiento femoroacetabular; cambiando el panorama del manejo tradicional de esta patología de la cadera.

El doctor Alfredo Sánchez, especialista en Cirugía de cadera y reemplazos articulares de la Fundación Valle del Lili, realizó un entrenamiento especial en cirugía de cadera y pelvis (con el profesor Ganz), lo que le permite realizar cirugías de preservación de la cadera, cirugías especialmente indicadas en pacientes jóvenes, en los cuales aún no hay indicación de realizar un reemplazo articular.

Reemplazos articulares

La Fundación Valle del Lili, cuenta con un grupo interdisciplinario dedicado a los pacientes que necesitan de un reemplazo articular de cadera y/o rodilla. Este grupo liderado por el Dr. Alfredo Sánchez, se ocupa de todos los aspectos de este tipo de cirugías, incluyendo la elección de la prótesis más adecuada, estandarización del cuidado perioperatorio y manejo del dolor. 

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology