Our research group was composed of 6 different units, each of which follows a line of research: traumatic, bone septic disease, knee, hip, hand, shoulder. In 2022, a new unit is welcomed with one novel study: foot and ankle pathology. Several trials have been initiated, highlighting the collaboration with other distinguished groups such as the Stroke Unit from VHIR developing the NORA-LCA project. This and others are a clear example of our commitment to high-level clinical research and our support in the collaboration with national and international research groups of our field of expertise. We have followed our previous strategies implemented, combining active participation as collaborators in new relevant national and international trials, in addition to promoting our own research through investigators working on their doctoral thesis. Researchers are encouraged to disseminate the obtained results from the studies in national and international congresses and in scientific journals.

Group Leader
Juan Minguell Moñart

Vicente Molero García, Jordi Teixidor Serra, Jordi Tomas Hernández, Jordi Selga Marsà, José Vicente Andrés Peiró, Carlos Piedra Calle, Lluis Carrera Calderer, Pablo Corona Pérez-Cardona, Carles Amat Mateu, Matías Vicente Gomà-Camps, Enric Castellet Feliu, Marc Aguilar Garcia, Marcelo Casaccia, Joan Pijoan Bueno, María Mercedes Reverté Vinaixa, Ernesto Melchor Guerra Farfán, Diego Collado Gastalver, Victor Barro Ojeda, Iñaki Mimenda Sancho, Alejandro Hernández Martínez, Alejandro Lluch Bergadà, Jordi Pedemonte Jansana, Ignacio Esteban Feliu, Irene Gallardo Calero, Nuria Vidal Tarrasón, Josep Massons Albareda, Lledó Batalla Guerra, Montserrat García Portabella, Luis Abarca Vilchez, Alfonso Biarnés Suñé, Maria Luisa Paños Gonzalo, Gemma Usúa Lafuente, Cristina Diaz Amaral, Maria Villar Casares, Pilar Lalueza Broto, Carla Carbonell Rosell, Felipe Moreira Borim and Diego Bastián Soza

Nursing and Technical Staff
Sandra Ponce Ruiz, Teresa Sanclemente Boli, Yaiza García Sánchez, Irene Portas Torres and Eugenio Andrés Aliaga Martínez










PREP-IT Investigators. (from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital: Ernesto Guerra-Farfan, Jordi Tomas-Hernandez, Jordi Teixidor-Serra, Vicente Molero-Garcia, Jordi Selga-Marsa, Juan Antonio Porcel-Vazquez, Jose Vicente Andres-Peiro, Ignacio Esteban-Feliu, Nuria Vidal-Tarrason, Jordi Serracanta, Jorge Nuñez-Camarena, Maria del Mar Villar-Casares, Jaume Mestre-Torres, Pilar Lalueza-Broto, Felipe Moreira-Borim, Yaiza Garcia-Sanchez)
Aqueous skin antisepsis before surgical fixation of open fractures (Aqueous-PREP): a multiple-period, cluster-randomised, crossover trial.
The Lancet
DOI: doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01652-X
IF: 202.7

Soza, Diego, Pujol, Oriol, Lara, Yuri, Castellanos, Sara, Hernandez, Alejandro, Barro, Victor et al.
A comparative of a single novice surgeon’s direct anterior approach and posterior approach learning curves in total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective cohort study.
European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology
DOI: doi: 10.1007/s00590-021-03039-4
IF: 2.04

Gimeno Cajal, Alfredo, de Albert Delas, Matias, Torrents Odin, Carme, Casas Gomila, Lourdes, Ochoa Sambrizzi, Nicolas, Ramos-Oliver, Irma, Lluch Bergada, Alex, Dominguez Oronoz, Rosa, Veintemillas Araiz, M Teresa, Anton-Jimenez, Alba et al.
Spectrum of Soft-Tissue Lesions of the Finger
DOI: doi: 10.1148/rg.210047
IF: 5.333

Pujol, Oriol, Joshi-Jubert, Nayana, Nunez, Jorge H, Pijoan, Joan, Castellet, Enric, Minguell, Joan et al.
High reoperation and mortality rate after distal femoral replacement for periprosthetic knee fracture in the elderly.
European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology
DOI: doi: 10.1007/s00590-022-03225-y
IF: 2.04

van Sloten, Maxime; Gomez-Junyent, Joan; Ferry, Tristan; Rossi, Nicolo; Petersdorf, Sabine; Lange, Jeppe; Corona, Pablo; Araujo Abreu, Miguel; Borens, Olivier; Zlatian, Ovidiu et al.
Should all patients with a culture-negative periprosthetic joint infection be treated with antibiotics?: a multicentre observational study.
Bone & Joint Journal
DOI: doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.104B1.BJJ-2021-0693.R2
IF: 5.082

RESTORE: Randomized Controlled Study of a Local Osteo-Enhancement Procedure (LOEP) to Prevent Secondary Hip Fractures in Osteoporotic Women Undergoing Treatment of Index Hip Fractures.
Principal Investigator: Ernesto Guerra Farfán
Agency: Agnovos Healthcare
Funding: Commercial trial
Period: 2021-2030

HIP ATTACK-2: HIP fracture Accelerated care and TreaTment track.
Principal Investigator: Ernesto Guerra Farfán and Jaume Mestre Torres
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Funding: $1,992.824 Full project
Period: 2021-2028

LIPUS: Effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) technology on tibia bone transport.
Principal Investigator: Pablo Corona Pérez-Cardona
Agency: Vall d'Hebron Institute de Recerca (VHIR)
Funding: No Funding
Period: 2021-2024

NORA-LCA: NORA validation study for the perioperative management of patients undergoing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament
Principal Investigator: Joan Minguell Monyart
Agency: Vall d'Hebron Institute de Recerca (VHIR)
Funding: No Funding
Period: 2022-2024

GEKO: Management of postoperative edema in patients with foot and ankle surgery with neuromuscular electrostimulation of the peroneal nerve with gekoTM
Principal Investigator: Andrea Sallent Font
Agency: GEKO TM
Funding: Commercial trial
Period: 2022-2025