Dr. Pedro Luis Ripoll

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at Quirónsalud Murcia Hospital. Doctor of Trauma Medicine at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid.

Dr. Pedro Luis Ripoll Pérez De Los Cobos is considered as one of the best trauma doctors in Spain, according to Forbes Magazine, 2018. He has pioneered the introduction of arthroscopic surgery in Spain, starting the first arthroscopies in 1979. He is a Founding Member of the Spanish Society of Arthroscopic Surgery. Within the framework of this society, he has developed many pioneering research programmes on the speciality, which have been recognised with several scientific awards.

Professional experience
  • Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at Quirónsalud Murcia Hospital since 1982.
  • Trauma Doctor at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, part of the Quirónsalud Hospital Group.
  • Director of Ripoll y de Prado Sports Clinic, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, with offices in Madrid, Murcia, Alicante and Elche.
  • Director of Medical Services at Elche, Almería, and Hércules de Alicante football clubs. He is a regular adviser for the highest-level international sports clubs.
Membership in scientific societies
  • Founding Member of the Spanish Society of Arthroscopic Surgery.
  • Founder and President of the AMICAL Foundation (Medical Association for the Research and Development of Locomotor System Sciences).
Research and teaching
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Murcia.
  • Author of books and scientific articles on Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine in national and international journals.
  • Founding Member of the Spanish Society of Arthroscopic Surgery.
  • Founder and President of the AMICAL Foundation (Medical Association for the Research and Development of Locomotor System Sciences), an institution which has developed many therapeutic solutions for diseases of the locomotor system, especially with regards to the development of minimally invasive techniques and biologic therapies, which have been recognised nationally and internationally with several scientific awards.
Stay in foreign centers
  • He has spent time at different hospitals, including Lyon Sud Hospital with Prof. DeJour in Lyon, Merignac Hospital with Dr. Michel Allard in Bordeaux, the Sport Medicine Institute of Dr. Uribe in Miami, and the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore Hospital with Dr. Freddie Fu.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • English