EM12: Biomedical Innovation in Osteoarticular Surgery

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EM12: Biomedical Innovation in osteoarticular surgery
Multidisciplinary group heavily focused on collaborations in the field of osteoarticular surgery and engineering and computer technology. The preferred areas of work are additive manufacturing (3D printing) applied to osteoarticular surgery, organizational innovation in the health field and research on results in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (COT). These areas are of great interest for strengthening the research capacity of the professionals who participate in it and the development of stable structures for biomedical innovation in the field of orthopedic surgery, traumatology and engineering in the field of health.
Principal Investigator
Research Lines
  1. Metal additive manufacturing applied to osteoarticular surgery. Use of metal additive manufacturing printers, based on the laser sintering of metal alloy powders (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), for the parameterized design and manufacture of instruments and surgical devices with improved properties.
  2. Application of 3D printing technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to the manufacture of anatomical models that are used as a complement to imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging. They constitute advanced training in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery (TOS), surgical planning, development of materials and surgical prototypes.
  3. Organizational innovation in the health field: Development of Decision-Making Support systems for the management of Medical-Surgical processes with Hospital Care. This tool will enable the evaluation of alternative management policies.
  4. Outcomes Research on TOS or the study of the effectiveness of health interventions in the following areas:
  • Evaluation of the impact of health problems (frequency, trends, geographic variation and identification of risk groups).
  • Identification of the determinants of use of health services and specific interventions.
  • Analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of health interventions.
Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery Additive ManufacturingOrganisational research and innovation
Principal Investigator

José Antonio Andrés García (retired, vacancy)
Team members
  • José Antonio Andrés García (PI)
  • Tomás Vela Panés (R)
  • Juan José Domínguez Amador (R)
  • Magdalena Casas Ruiz (R)
  • Javier Tallón López (R)
  • Nicolás Cachero Rodríguez (R)
  • Inmaculada Noble Sánchez (R)
  • Fernando Oliva Moya (R)
  • Pablo Andrés Cano (R)
  • Miguel Suffo Pino (R)
  • Jara Orta Chincoa (Postd.)
  • Alberto Pérez Cobo (Trainee)
Regional calls
  1. Consejería de Salud y Familias, Junta de Andalucía, PIN-0053-2019. IP: José A Andrés García. Apoyo a la toma de decisiones en la gestión de listas de espera en la Atención Hospitalaria.
  • Andrés-Cano P, Calvo-Haro JA, Fillat-Gomà F, Andrés-Cano I, Perez-Mañanes R. Role of the orthopaedic surgeon in 3D printing: current applications and legal issues for a personalized medicine. Papel del cirujano ortopédico y traumatólogo en la impresión 3D: aplicaciones actuales y aspectos legales para una medicina personalizada. Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol (Engl Ed). 2021;65(2):138-151. doi:10.1016/j.recot.2020.06.014 (Indexada SRJ: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología 1888-4415 1988-8856 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Q3) Surgery (Q3)). No cumple normativa filiación INIBICA.