Traumatologist in Marbella

The speciality of Traumatology is one of the broadest branches of medicine, which is why at Hospital Ochoa we have a team of traumatologists who are experts in the treatment of the vast majority of pathologies and injuries that occur in joints such as the shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and ankle.

At Hospital Ochoa we study acute traumatic pathologies such as fractures and dislocations to assess the need for closed reduction and percutaneous osteosynthesis, reduction and osteosynthesis with minimally invasive surgery or reduction and open osteosynthesis.

Hospital specialising in traumatology

A benchmark in the hospital sector in Marbella, Hospital Ochoa has more than 6,000 m2 distributed in different areas: 24h Emergency, Traumatology, Radiology, Recovery Unit, Outpatients’ Department, etc.

  • One of our most popular specialities is Traumatology. We have arthroscopy equipment for patients whose joints are affected and extensive experience in the treatment of hallux valgus, rigid varus, metatarsalgia, claw or hammer toes, heel spurs by means of percutaneous surgery.We also offer radiofrequency rhizolysis treatment to treat pain in the joints of the spine (cervicalgia, dorsalgia and lumbalgia), indicated in cases where there is mechanical pain and the peripheral nervous system is not affected.Degenerative disc disease and spinal canal stenosis can also be treated with the IN-SPACE interspinous spacer.

    Among the subspecialties of Traumatology we find, according to the different body areas:

Private consultations with a traumatologist

If you need a traumatologist in Marbella and you have a private insurance policy, at Hospital Ochoa we have agreements with the main insurance companies.

Trauma Emergencies in Marbella

The Traumatology Emergency Department of the Ochoa Hospital attends to the emergencies of patients with damage to the locomotor apparatus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Biological Therapies

These therapies can be used in any joint whose damage or pathology requires these techniques for its treatment. The aim is to try to preserve the joint itself without changing it.

  • Platelet-rich plasma (growth factors). This is based on the potentially healing and regenerative action of platelets. It is carried out by extracting blood from the patient and then concentrating the platelets. This concentration is then infiltrated into the lesion with the help of an ECHO or direct vision by arthroscopy as is done in meniscal injuries. This concentrate stimulates the multiplication of healthy cells around the damage and increases angiogenesis and promotes the differentiation of stem cells that exist in the tissues to give rise to healthy cells of the injured tissue. This technique is mainly indicated for osteo-tendinous injuries. It can also be used for intrasubstance meniscal tears and in the treatment of cartilage pathologies.
  • Stem cells. This is a more complex treatment and has a much greater potential than the previous one. In colloquial terms, we would speak of stem cells as ‘seeds’ to give rise to healthy cells of the tissue in which they are implanted. Tissues have within them mature cells differentiated in the tissue itself (e.g. chondrocytes in cartilage). These cells are only able to give rise to similar cells when we have an injury (tissue healing). To aid healing, we can apply cells that, in contact with the tissue to be healed, are transformed into differentiated cells of the tissue itself. This type of cells that we apply are stem cells.
  • This substance is included in the so-called biological therapies, i.e. it is obtained from the patient himself and helps to treat the pain of osteoarthritis and to protect cartilage cells that still remain in the joint. This treatment is injected directly into the damaged area and its action is based on high concentrations of anti-inflammatory proteins that block cartilage degradation. In addition, it reduces pain and improves the joint’s own function.


The team of orthopaedic surgeons at Hospital Ochoa specialises in the implantation of conventional and inverted prostheses.

In addition, all types of arthroscopic surgery are performed for young people and sportsmen and women as well as the elderly.

There are various treatment options such as arthroscopic surgery for labral injuries.

Depending on the damage or pathology, biological treatment or the implantation of prostheses can be evaluated.

Knee : 3D prosthesis

Arthroscopy is once again the most popular technique for cruciate ligament, lateral ligament, meniscus, chondropathy, etc… injuries.

We also have techniques such as the 3D ConforMIS prosthesis, with very positive results in the joint. And also the well-known conventional prostheses.

Hand, elbow and wrist

Decompressive arthroscopy is performed on these joints for rhizarthrosis that occurs with wear and tear of the joint that joins the thumb to the wrist. It is usually common from the age of 65 onwards.

Elbow instabilities and epicondylitis (tennis elbow) are also treated.


Our hip unit is the perfect solution for problematic hip situations.

We perform major surgeries such as arthrodesis, infiltrations, blocks and radiofrequency rhizolysis.

We also highlight treatments such as: percutaneous kyphoplasty (vertebral fractures), microdiscectomy (lumbar disc herniation).

Foot and ankle

Pathologies such as bunions, claw toes or metatarsalgia are treated with minimally invasive surgery.

In the ankle, bony areas are filed down and chondral lesions, perforation treatments and joint fitting are carried out.

Specialists in Traumatology

Frequently asked questions about traumatology

Although the concept of trauma is familiar, it can often lead to confusion and uncertainty. Here, we try to answer the most frequently asked questions about traumatology:

What is an orthopaedic surgeon for?

A traumatologist is a doctor who specialises in the treatment of injuries to the locomotor system. His or her job is to analyse, diagnose, treat and monitor ailments acquired by the musculoskeletal system.

The Traumatology Unit at Hospital Ochoa covers all specialities. Our traumatologists treat any injury that may hinder the continuity of your daily life. Therefore, if you need a solution for that ailment that affects your joints, tendons, muscles or bones, do not hesitate to contact our Traumatology Clinic in Marbella.

What does traumatology do?

Traumatology is the field of medicine that specialises in trauma and its consequences. It is dedicated to the study and treatment of the different injuries that can occur in the limbs and spine, such as bone fractures, dislocations, sprains and different types of contusions.

What does a trauma hospital and a traumatologist treat?

The trauma hospital is responsible for treating problems affecting the motor system.

The traumatologist is a specialist who treats musculoskeletal pain in all its aspects, whether it is the result of an inflammatory or traumatic process. He provides medical solutions to the problem and performs surgical procedures when conservative treatments do not offer the expected result. In this respect, the spine and the knee are the regions that receive the most consultations.

Are osteoarthritis and arthritis the same thing?

No. Osteoarthritis is the natural ageing process of a joint, especially joints such as the hip, knee or ankle, i.e. those that carry the weight of the body. It usually occurs in older people, whereas arthritis is an inflammatory process that can occur at any age.

If one of my parents has osteoarthritis, will I have it?

Not necessarily. It is not clear even today that osteoarthritis is inherited from parents to children. What is known is that osteoarthritis of the hands is the one most likely to be inherited, as it has a greater influence due to genes.

Is there collaboration with other specialties?

Yes. The Traumatology Service at Hospital Ochoa works closely with our specialists in:

What is the difference between an orthopaedic surgeon and a rheumatologist?

Basically, the rheumatologist is the musculoskeletal physician and the traumatologist is the musculoskeletal surgeon. The rheumatologist is more focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, while the orthopaedic surgeons are in charge of operations.




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