Dr. Joaquim Casañas Sintes

Director of a referral unit in Spain in hand surgery peripheral nerve disorders and brachial plexus and neurorthopedics

Referral unit by Spanish Health Minister for nerve, brachial plexus and neurortopedics disorders.

Dr. Casañas is the President of the Spanish Hand Surgery Society. He is a member of several committees in the European Federation in Hand Surgery, and Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He has been invited for many years to give lectures in the US and abroad.

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Centros de los Médicos

Professional experience
PREGRADUATE

1982-1988 Medical Grade in Medicine and Surgery by University of Barcelona. Spain

1988 Excellent Level degree in Medical Grade by University of Barcelona. Spain

RESIDENT TRAINING

1988-1993 Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. University de Barcelona

VISITING FELLOW IN HOSPITALS

  1. Visiting Fellow in Avicenne Hospital and Bichat Hospital (París) in Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve. Professor Masquelet and Professor Alnot 1997
  2. Visiting Fellow in Hospital de Laperoynie de Montpellier 1998
  3. Visiting Fellow 2007 in Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota) Peripheral Nerve Unit and Hand Surgery Unit

DOCTOR DEGREE

2000 Master Thesis by University of Barcelona in investigation MUSCULAR NEUROTIZATION BY VASCULARIZED NERVE GRAFT

OTHER DEGREES

2000 Hand Surgeon European Accreditation by Federation European Societies Surgery of Hand (FESSH)

2001 Diploma degree in Health Management ESADE

ORTHOPEDIC AND TRAUMATOLOGIST ACTIVITY

1994 Staff in Hospital de Andorra Nostra Senyora de Meritxell

1995 Staff in Residencia Sanitaria de "Germans Trias i Pujol" de Badalona

1995-2004 Staff in Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. Barcelona

2004-present Director hand unit, peripheral nerve, brachial plexus and microsurgery in Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. Barcelona

1999-present Director Traumaunit in Centro Médico Teknon Barcelona

2018- present Chief brachial plexus and microsurgery unit in Pediatrics Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona

Membership in scientific societies

Member of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Spanish Society (SECOT)

Member of Spanish Hand Surgery Society (SECMA)

Member of Spanish Microsurgery Society (AEM)

Member of Federation European Societies Surgery of Hand (FESSH)

Member of European Society of Wrist Arthroscopy (EWAS)

Member of American Society Surgery of Hand (ASSH)

International Honor Member of Mexican Hand Surgery Society

President of Spanish Hand Surgery Society SECMA (2019-2020)

Research and teaching

1996-1997 Professor in Medicine and surgery in Bellvitge Hospital Unit. University of Barcelona

1995- present Resident training program for residents in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in Bellvitge Hospital

1996-2005 Professor in doctor’s program in Orthopedic Surgery for University of Barcelona

2001-present Professor by SECMA in Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Hand Surgery

2005-present Professor in Gimbernat University for Physiotherapy

2009-present Professor by SECOT in formation instruction courses for orthopedic surgeon

2013-present Professor training program Fellowship in Hand Surgery for Universitat de Barcelona

2015-present Professor training program for IBRA Foundation

2016- present Professor training program European Wrist Arthroscopy Society EWAS

PUBLICATIONS

NATIONAL JOURNALS

27 publications in national journals

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

Continuous suction irrigation: prospective bacteriological study Cabo,J; Morales,J; Fernandez Sabaté,A; Romero,J y Casañas, J. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. (5) 75-78. 1995

Suprascapular intraneural ganglia and glenohumeral joint connections.This link opens in a popup window Spinner RJ, Amrami KK, Kliot M, Johnston SP, Casañas J.J Neurosurg. 2006 Apr;104(4):551-7.

Peripheral nerve regeneration after experimental section in ovine radial and tibial nerves using synthetic nerve grafts, including expanded bone marrow mesenchymal cells: morphological and neurophysiological results.This link opens in a popup window Casañas J, de la Torre J, Soler F, García F, Rodellar C, Pumarola M, Climent J, Soler R, Orozco LInjury. 2014 Oct;45 Suppl 4:S2-6. doi: 10.1016/S0020-1383(14)70003-8.

FREE PAPERS AND INTRUCTIONAL COURSES

NATIONAL MEETINGS

92 free papers in national meetings

SECOT meetings (Spanish Orthopedic Society)

6 instructional courses in 2010-2020

SECMA meetings (Spanish Hand Surgery Society)

12 instructional courses in 2011-2019

AEM meetings (Spanish Microsurgery Society)

3 instructional courses in 2014-2018

AEA meetings (Spanish Arthroscopic Society)

6 instructional courses in 2014-2018

FESSH meetings (European Federation Hand Surgery Societies)

7 instructional courses in 2014-2019

IFSSH meetings (International Federation Hand Surgery Societies)

3 intructional courses in 2016-2019

ASSH meetings (American Hand Surgery Society)

4 intructional courses in 2016-2020

Director in Wrist arthroscopic surgery course in 2012 (Barcelona), 2014-2019 (CONMED Frankfurt)

Director course upper extremity fractures in 2012 - 2017(Barcelona)

Coordinator in round national Table in "state of peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery in Spain" SECOT Barcelona 2005

Coordinator round national Table SCCOT 2010. Nerve injuries update. Barcelona 2010

Professor in wrist arthroscopic national courses and international (Portugal)

RESEARCH

1.- FIS Project (expte 94/1060) in DIRECT MUSCULAR NEUROTIZATION BY VASCULARIZED NERVE GRAFT

2.- FIS Project for studies in France on hand surgery and peripheral nerve Prof. Masquelet (FIS Nº97/6008)

3.-Mesenchimal cells in peripheral nerve repair in sheep. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 2011

4.- Coordinator clinic Assay in clostridium collagenasa for treatment of Dupuytren disease 2012

Stay in foreign centers
  • Visiting Fellow in Avicenne Hospital and Bichat Hospital (París) in Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve. Professor Masquelet and Professor Alnot 1997
  • Visiting Fellow in Hospital de Laperoynie de Montpellier 1998
  • Visiting Fellow 2007 in Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota) Peripheral Nerve Unit and Hand Surgery Unit
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian