REVEALING WRIST ARTHROSCOPY FROM ZERO TO HERO

Esplugas Mireia

Esplugas Mireia
Relatore
Email: mireiaesplugas@gmail.com

Date of birth 04/09/1965
Nationality Spanish

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • From 2019 – to now Consultant in Surgery of the Hand in Activamutua Hospital, Tarragona, Spain.
  • From 2018 – to now Consultant in Surgery of the hand, Staff member of The Kaplan Institut, Barcelona, Spain.
  • From 2006 – to 2018 Consultant in Surgery of the hand, Staff member of the Trauma and Orthopedic Service at Activamutua Hospital, Tarragona, Spain.
  • From 2003 – to 2006 Consultant in Orthopedics and Surgery of the Hand, Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla, Tarragona, Spain. 
  • From 1995 – to 2003 Consultant in Orthopedics and Surgery of the Hand, Hospital Fremap.  Barcelona, Spain. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING 

  • June 2005 European Diploma in Hand Surgery, Gotheburg, Sweden
  • From 1990 to 1994 Resident in Orthopedic Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalari  Parc Tauli.  Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.
  • From 1984 to 1989 School of Medicine Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Bellaterra, Spain (Graduate M.D).
  • From 1968 to 1984 Lycée Français de Barcelone (High School equivalent), Barcelona, Spain. 

Publications

  • MR IMAGING OF THE LIGAMENT AND TENDON INJURIES OF THE FINGERS.  Clavero X, Alomar X, Monill JM, Esplugas M, Golano P, Mendoza M, Salvador A. Radiographics. 2002; 22:237-256.
  • EXTENSOR MECHANISM OF THE FINGERS. MR IMAGING – ANATOMIC CORRELATION. Alomar X, Monill JM, Esplugas M. Radiographics. 2003; 23:593-611.
  • ANÁLISIS DE LAS COMPLICACIONES DE LA ARTROSCOPIA DE MUÑECA SUFRIDAS DURANTE LA CURVA DE APRENDIZAJE. DE LA TÉCNICA. Esplugas M, Aixalà,V.  Rev Iberoam Cir Mano. 2014; 42(1):18-23.
  • HOW TO AVOID ULNAR NERVE INJURY WHEN SETTING THE 6U WRIST ARTHROSCOPY PORTAL. Esplugas M, Lluch-Berguedà A, Garcia-Elias M, Llusà-Pérez M. Jnl Wrist Surg. 2014; 03(02):128-131.
  • LESIONES DEL COMPLEJO DEL FIBROCARTÍLAGO TRIANGULAR. TIPOS DE REPARACIÓN.  Esplugas M, Aixalà V. Rev. Esp Artrosc Cir Articul 2014; 21(1): 14-27.
  • EL PAPEL DE LA PROPIOCEPCIÓN Y EL CONTROL NEUROMUSCULAR EN LAS INESTABILIDADES DEL CARPO. Lluch-Bergadá A, Salvà G, Esplugas M, Llusá Perez M, Hagert E, García-Elías M. Rev Iberoam Cir Mano. 2015; 43 (1):70-78.
  • THE EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL ISOMETRIC MUSCLE LOADING ON THE ALIGNMENT OF THE BASE OF THE THUMB METACARPAL: A CADAVERIC STUDY. N. Mobargha, M Esplugas, M Garcia-Elias, A Lluch, K Megerle, E Hagert. J Hand Surg (Eur) 2015.
  • TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL LIGAMENTS BIOMECHANICAL STUDY: IMPLICATIONS IN ARTHROSCOPY. Jnl Wrist Surg. 2016;5(4):277-283.
  • ROLE OF MUSCLES IN THE STABILIZATION OF LIGAMENT-DEFICIENT WRISTS. J Hand Therapy. 2016;29(2):166-174.
  • KINETICS OF THE WRIST IN SCAPHOLUNATE ADVANCE COLLAPSE. Hand. 2016; 11:12S-13S.
  • HOW IS RESEARCH IN CARPAL PROPIOCEPTION AND NEURO-MUSCULAR CONTROL ABLE TO INFLUENCE DAILY THERAPEUTIC DECISION MAKING? Editorial. Rev Iberoam Cir Mano. 2018 (In Press).
  • Actually, in Press Two Chapters in the book: Radial-Sided Wrist Pain
  • Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics of the First Carpometacarpal Joint. Mireia Esplugas; Elisabet Hagert
  • Clinical Examination of the Radial-Sided Wrist Pain. Marc Garcia-Elias; Mireia Esplugas
  • 13. ¿CÓMO HAN INFLUIDO LAS INVESTIGACIONES BÁSICAS EN PROPIOCEPCIÓN Y CONTROL NEURO-        MUSCULAR DEL CARPO EN LA TOMA DE DECISIONES TERAPÉUTICAS DEL DÍA A DÍA? EDITORIAL. Rev         Iberoam Cir Mano. 2018; DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1649496

Awards 

  • 1995 - Best Presentation in the 22nd International Symposium of Traumatology and Orthopedics FREMAP. Madrid. Spain. "LESIONES DE SLAP."
  • 2013 -  Best presentation in the XXI Spanish Hand Surgery Society Congress joint to Scandinavian Hand Surgery Society. Palma de Mallorca. Spain. " ESTUDIO ANATÓMICO Y DINÁMICO ENCAMINADO A PREVENIR LA LESIÓN DE LA RAMA CUTÁNEA DORSAL DEL NERVIO DURANTE LA ARTROSCOPIA DE MUÑECA."
  • 2015 -  Emmanuel B. Kaplan Award for Anatomical Excellence 2015 given by the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to the communication “MUSCLE CONTROL OF THE FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT” presented at The Annual American Society for the Surgery of the Hand Congress held in Boston 2014.

Honours

  • 2015 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Hand Surgery Society Congress, Marbella, Spain.
  • 2016 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the IFSSH & IFSHT Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2019 - President of the Organizing Committee of the 24th Spanish Hand Surgery Society Congress, Tarragona, Spain.
  • 2019 - First Wrist Arthroscopy Handling Kaplan Course Director. 24-25th January 2019. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

Memberships

  • Spanish Orthopedics and Traumatology Society (SECOT) from 1988 to present.
  • Spanish Hand Surgery Society (SECMA) from 1990 to present.
  • Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (F.E.S.S.H.) from 1990 to present. 
  • Spanish Elbow and Shoulder Society (SECHC) from 1989 to 2008.
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS) from 2012 to present.
  • Spanish Arthroscopy Society from 2016 to present.
  • Spanish Hand Surgery Society Review (Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano RICMA) reviewer from 2014 to present. 
  • Spanish Hand Surgery Society Review (Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano RICMA) Associated Editor from 2016 to present. 
  • International Wrist Investigation Workshop from 2018 to present

Conferences by invitation

  • AMPUTATION NEUROMA TREATMENT. Spanish Laboral Trauma Society Course. Barcelona. November 2011.
  • WRIST ARTHRSOCOPY PORTALS. Wrist arthroscopy course. Madrid. April 2013.
  • ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF TFCC TEARS. Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Valencia. May 2013.
  • TENOLYSIS: HOW and WHEN? Spanish Orthopedic Surgery Society Congress. Barcelona. October 2013.
  • PERCUTANEOUS SCAPHOID SURGERY. Upper extremity surgery course. Bellaterra. February 2014.
  • SCAPHOLUNATE AND TFCC TEARS. Spanish Laboral Trauma Society Course. Barcelona. Abril 2014.
  • RADIOCARPAL AND MIDCARPAL ARTHROSCOPIC PORTALS. I Curso avanzado de Artroscopia de Muñeca.
  • Madrid. October 2014.
  • TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL STABILITY. International Presenter in the Instructional Course Lecture at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 2015. Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • RADIOCARPAL AND MIDCARPAL DORSAL ARTHROSCOPIC PORTALS. II Curso avanzado de Artroscopia de Muñeca. Madrid. October 2015.
  • ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES.  Cadaver course “Conceptos actuales en cirugía artroscópica de mano y muñeca”. ArthroLab, Munich. October 2015.
  • ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SCAPHOID FRACTURES.  Curso de osteosíntesis de cirugía de mano y muñeca. Palma de Mallorca. November 2015.
  • ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES. Curso de osteosíntesis de cirugía de mano y muñeca. Palma de Mallorca. November 2015.
  • JOINT STIFNESS. Curso de osteosíntesis de cirugía de mano y muñeca. Palma de Mallorca. November 2015.
  • EXTENSOR TENDONS INJURIES. 8th Institutional Spanish Hand Surgery Society Course. Madrid. May 2016.
  • SCAPHOLUNATE INSTABILITIES: ARTHROSCOPIC DIAGNOSTIC AND CLASSIFICATIONS. National Congress of the Spanish Arthroscopy Society. Bilbao. June 2016.
  • DISTAL RADIO-ULNAR JOINT ARTHROSCOPY. Cad-Lab Course of Wrist Arthroscopy and open surgery. Barcelona. 1-2 July 2016.
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF HAND THERAPY SIGNIFICANCE IN WRIST INSTABILITIES IN ATHLETES. Symposium Hand and Wrist Sport Injuries in the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 2016.
  • 1 st ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECCIONS IN HAND AND WRIST. Tarragona. February 2017.
  • ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECCIONS IN HAND AND WRIST. Lab. 23rd Spanish Hand Surgery Society National Congress. Marbella. April 2017.
  • FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS. OPEN VERSUS ARTHROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES. National Congress of the Spanish Arthroscopy Society. Alicante. April 2017.
  • RADIOCARPAL AND MIDCARPAL ARTHROSCOPIC PORTALS. Basic Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab Munich. May 2017.
  • MOVING TOWARDS THE ARTHROSCOPIC SL LIGAMENTOPLASTY: ADVANTAGES AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES. 3rd Course of Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty of the Wrist. Cad-Lab. Verona. September 2017.
  • ARTHROSCOPIC APPROACH TO THE DISTAL RADIO ULNAR JOINT: ANATOMY AND TECHNIQUE. 3rd Course of Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty of the Wrist. Cad-Lab. Verona September 2017.
  • DISTAL RADIO ULNAR JOINT ANATOMY AND ARTHROSCOPY. 2nd Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Valencia. October 2017.
  • ULNA SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY PROCEDURE; ARTHROSCOPIC and OPEN SURGERY WAFER PROCEDURES. Wrist Surgery Monographic Course. Cad-Lab. Barcelona. November 2017, Spain.
  • FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT ARTHROSCOPY. Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Madrid. December 2017
  • FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT ARTHROSCOPY. Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Munich. December 2017.
  • 2nd ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECCIONS IN HAND AND WRIST. Tarragona. January 2018.
  • FOREARM ROTATION INFLUENCE ON SCAPHOLUNATE SURGICAL REPAIR. Advanced Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Madrid. February 2018, Spain.
  • INSECURE WRIST ARTHROSCOPY PORTALS. Advanced Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Madrid. February 2018, Spain.
  • PRP MEMBRANE: A COADYUVANT TREATMENT IN THE FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT ARTROSCOPIC TREATMENT, WHY? WHEN? AND HOW? Advanced Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Madrid. February 2018, Spain.
  • TFCC PERIPHERAL REPAIR: VIDEOTECHNIQUE. Advanced Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Cad-Lab. Madrid. February 2018, Spain.
  • CARPAL BIOMECHANICS. Ibero Latino American Congress. April 2018, Mexico.
  • SNAC ARTHROSCOPICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT. Ibero Latino American Congress. April 2018, Mexico.
  • INSECURE PORTALS AND WRIST ARTHROSCOPY COMPLICACIONS. Ibero Latino American Congress. April 2018, Mexico.
  • AN ARTHROSCOPICALLY ASSISTED DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE TREATMENT. National Congress of the Spanish Arthroscopy Society. Alicante. April 2017. Spain.
  • AN ARTHROSCOPICALLY ASSISTED APPROACH TO THE SOFT-TISSUE LESIONS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTRAARTICULAR DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE. 19th Congress European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology. May 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
  • DJD OF DRUJ: RESECTION/DARRACH. Ulnar Wrist Pain and Disorders of the DRUJ. Pre-Course nº12. 73rd Annual Meeting of the ASSH. September 2018. Boston.
  • FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE DISTAL RADIOULNAR JOINT. Annual Seminar of the Belgium Hand Therapist Association. November 2018. Brussels.
  • ANATOMY AND BIOMECHANICS OF THE DISTAL RADIUS. Wrist and Elbow Cad-lab course. November 2018. Verona. 
  • THE NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL OF THE LUNOTRIQUETRAL JOINT. Hong Kong International Wrist Arthroscopy Workshop and Seminar. December 2018. Hong Kong
  • ULNAR SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY. Hong Kong International Wrist Arthroscopy Workshop and Seminar. December 2018. Hong Kong
  • UPDATES IN DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES. Cad-Lab course. January 2019. Universidad de Murcia.
  • THE TFCC TREATMENT PRINCIPLES. EWAS Basic Cad-Lab Course. February 2019. Strasbourg.
  • ARTHROSCOPICALLY-ASSISTED SCAPHOID FRACTURE TREATMENT. Cadaver course “Conceptos actuales en cirugía artroscópica de mano y muñeca”. ArthroLab. February 2019. Munich.

Projects

  • PhD: ANATOMICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL SYUDY: THE INFLUENCE OF FOREARM ROTATION ON THE MUSCULAR CONTROL OF THE SCAPHOLUNATE JOINT. PhD directors: Prof Manuel Llusá MD, PhD and Dr. Marc Garcia-Elias MD, PhD. School of Medicine at Barcelona University.
  • ANATOMICAL STUDY: PROPIOCEPTIVE VALUATION OF THE INTEROSSEOUS MEMBRANE, THE ANNULAR LIGAMENT OF THE RADIUS AND INTRACARPAL LIGAMENTS. School of Medicine at Barcelona University. 
  • BIOMECHANICAL STUDY: CARPAL KINETICS MODIFICATIONS INDUCED BY POST TRAUMATIC DISTAL RADIUS DEFORMITIES. School of Medicine at Barcelona University. 
  • BIOMECHANICAL STUDY: AXIAL LOADING CARPAL KINETICS MODIFICATIONS INDUCED BY FOREARM ROTATION. School of Medicine at Barcelona Autónoma University.
  • BIOMECHANICAL STUDY: FORERAMS MUSCLE MOMENT ARM FOR INTRACARPAL ROTATION
  • BIOMECHANICAL STUDY: AXIAL CARPAL TRACTION

Conferences in International Congresses.

  • THE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AS A PROFESSIONAL DISEASE. FESSH post congress, Girona, 2000.
  • THE EXTENSOR MECHANISM OF THE HAND AND DIGITS: MR IMAGING-ANATOMY CORRELATIONS. 87th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Illinois. Chicago. 2001.
  • OUR THERAPEUTICAL STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL STIFFNESS.  FESSH congress, Oslo. 2011.
  • COMPLICATIONS IN MY FIRST 50 WRIST ARTHROSCOPIES. FESSH congress. Antwerp. 2012.
  • OUR THERAPEUTICAL STRATEGY IN CRPS. FESSH congress. Antwerp. 2012.
  • NEW INSIGHTS ON PROPIOCEPTION AND NEUROMUSCULAR BALANCE. FESSH Congress. Antwerp.2012.
  • BETYDELSEN AV TUMMENS EXTRINSEC OCH INTRINSIC MUSKULATUR FÖR TUMBASENS STABILITET. Svensk Handkirurgist Arsmote. 2012.
  • ANATOMICAL AND DYNAMICAL STUDY OF THE DORSAL SENSITIVE BRANCH OF THE ULNAR NERVE DURING   WRIST ARTHROSCOPY. FESSH congress. Antalya. 2013.
  • STABILIZERS O DISTABILIZERS. THUMB INTRINSEC AND EXTRÍNSEC MUSCLES STUDY. IFSSH congress. New Delhi. 2013.
  • MUSCLE CONTROL OF THE THUMB TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL JOINT: HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BINOMIAL FIRST DORSAL INTEROSSEOUS/ ABDUCTOR POLLICIS LONGUS?  FESSH Congress. Paris. 2014.
  • MUSCLE CONTROL OF THE FIRST CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT. ASSH congress. Boston. 2014.
  • BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE THUMB CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT LIGAMENTS. Proceedings of the 9th Triennal Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) Symposium Milan, Italy, 2015.
  • INFLUENCE OF FOREARM ROTATION ON SCAPHOLUNATE STABILITY. FESSH Congress. Milano. 2015.
  • INFLUENCE OF FOREARM ROTATION ON SCAPHOLUNATE STABILITY. Annual ASSH Congress. Seattle. 2015
  • THE SCAPHOLUNATE GAP INCREASES WITH FOREARM SUPINATION. A LABORATORY STUDY. FESSH Congress. Copenhagen. 2018.
  • SCAPHOLUNATE REALIGNMENT USING LOCAL TENDON GRAFTS. QUALITATIVE VECTOR ANALYSIS OF THE TWO POTENTIAL DONORS (FCR and ECRL). FESSH Congress. Copenhagen. 2018.
  • THE SCAPHOLUNATE GAP INCREASES WITH FOREARM SUPINATION. A LABORATORY STUDY. WCB World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin. 2018.
  • PROXIMAL CARPAL ROW ALIGNMENT CHANGES WITH FOREARM ROTATION. A KINETIC STUDY IN CADAVERS. IWIW. Boston. 2018.

Conferences in Spanish Congresses.

  • PECTORALIS MAYOR TENDON RUPTURE DURING WEIGHT LIFTING. SECOT Congress, 1993.
  • DISTAL CLAVICLE POST TRAUMA OSTEOLYSIS IN SPORTS. SECOT Congress, 1993.
  • ARTHRO CT SCAN IN LIGAMENT WRIST TEARS DIAGNOSIS. SECOT Congress, 2002.
  •  ANTERIOR OBLIC TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL JOINT REPAIR. SECMA Congress, 2005.
  • ULNAR SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY. SECMA Congress, 2005.
  • WRIST ARTHRO CT SCAN IMAGES. Spanish Radiology Society Congress, 2006.
  • VOLAR LIGAMENTOPLASTY DURING TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL JOINT INSTABILITY TREATMENT. SECMA Congress, 2007.
  • PERCUTANEOUS SURGERY OF THE STABLE SCAPHOID FRACTURES. SECMA Congress, 2007.
  •  RADIAL COLATERAL LIGAMENT THUMB METACARPOPHALANGEAL JOINT REPAIR. SECMA Congress,2007.
  • PARTIAL WRIST DENERVATION TO TREAT SECONDARY PAIN TO DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES. SETLA Congress, 2007.
  • CAPITATE FRACTURE. SETLA Congress, 2011.
  • METACARPAL OSTEOTOMY DURING MALROTATED PHALANGEAL FRACTURE HEALING. SETLA Congress, 2011.
  • THE IMPORTANCE TO PRESERVE PROXIMAL INTERPHALANGEAL JOINT MOBILITY. SETLA Congress, Valencia 2011.
  • ANATOMICAL AND DYNAMIC STUDY TO PREVENT THE INJURY OF THE DORSAL SENSORY BRANCHES OF THE ULNAR NERVE DURING WRIST ARTHROSCOPY. SECMA Congress 2013. 
  • OUR THERAPEUTICAL STRATEGY IN CRPS TREATMENT. SECMA Congress 2013. 
  • THE COMPLICATIONS OF MY FIRST 50 WRIST ARTHROSCOPIES. SECMA Congress 2013. 
  • MUSCULAR CONTROL OF THE TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL JOINT. SECMA Congress 2013. 
  • ECU TENDON ISTABILITY TREATED WITH WIDE AWAKE SURGERY. SECMA Congress 2015. 
  • BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OT THE TRAPEZIOMETACARPAL JOINT LIGAMENTS. SECMA Congress 2015.
  • THE INFLUENCE OF FOREARM ROTATION IN SCAPHOLUNATE JOINT STABILITY. SECMA Congress 2015. 
  • ARTHROSCOPIC TREATMENT OF THE POST TRAUMA FIFTH CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT. SECMA Congress 2015. 
  • VOLAR GANGLIA ARTHROSCOPIC RESSECTION USING METHYLENE BLUE AND ULTRASOUNDS- SECMA Congress 2017.
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