Ultrasound is revolutionizing sports medicine and traumatology

Written by: Dr. Manuel Villanueva Martínez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The Institute Avanfi received in 2014 for the first time in history, the prize of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) by the application of ultrasound-guided invasive surgery ultramínimamente to approach a sports injury. Specialists explain Traumatology this method is revolutionizing orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and podiatry, allowing make the procedures more safely and effectively, with direct control of structures.


ecoguide surgery Advantages of ultrasound in the Traumatology and Sports Medicine

  • Thanks to ultrasound can be performed minimally invasive treatments in traumatology , the Sports Medicine , Podiatry and Physiotherapy. Multiple scientific studies support its high efficiency and risk reduction in many of the treatments that are used. From the classic treatments such as steroid injections, the hialuróncico acid or prolotherapy, to new biological therapies; ultrasound-guided administration outperforming any other route of therapeutic administration and reduces costs, power done in consultation, (not in the operating room with x-rays) and with maximum precision.
  • Another advantage of the application of ultrasound in orthopedics and sports medicine is to allow, with a minimum margin of error, and quickly identify the damaged area thoroughly and administer treatment solely on the treatment area, avoiding side effects and increasing the chances of success. The ultrasound-guided intervention has been a leap in quality for patients and safety for physicians who use it.
  • One of the determinants of the use of ultrasound in sports medicine is that you do not open, favoring not only the ultrasound-guided intervention, but ultramínimamente ecoguide invasive surgery, "the new era of surgery."
  • With this revolutionary way of operating, most interventions are performed under local anesthesia or nerve block, with 1-2 mm incisions. The surgeon 'sees' with the scanner, so you do not need open to view or generate iatrogenic. In this way avoid ischemia, make a deeper anesthesia is achieved and reduce pain and bleeding, accelerating patient recovery.


International recognition of ultrasound in Sports Medicine

For the first time in its history, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has awarded a surgical technique ultramínimamente ecoguide invasive, and has included in its catalog of learning continuing education for doctors and surgeons around the world.

In 2015 and 2016 the AAOS has again recognized several of our surgical techniques ecoguide ultramínimamente invasive, in upper and lower limb, and has included among its training techniques, giving us his scientific backing, the institution with greater prestige and influence in the field of orthopedic surgery and traumatology.

Both these techniques as path Dr. Villanueva and Avanfi Institute are supported by publications, communications and conferences, national and international, and by exclusive merits, as have four awards from the AAOS and 8 surgical techniques recognized by this institution.

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By Dr. Manuel Villanueva Martínez
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Villanueva Martinez is a licensed surgeon by the Autonomous University of Madrid and Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. It is the first Spanish traumatologo awarded by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS ), now 4 times, for various surgical techniques in the field of reconstructive lacirugia hip, knee and foot and for the first time in the field of surgery ultra-guided minimally invasive ultrasound in sports medicine and traumatology. Noted for its advances in the treatment of sports injuries. Their commitment is to provide patients the latest techniques through its pursuit of excellence, innovation and multidisciplinary surgical treatment whenever possible. Author of six surgical techniques included in the catalog of continuing formation of the ( AAOS ), cofounder of the Platform Avanfi www.tulesiondeportiva.com and director of the Sports Medicine Institute.

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