Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

Andrés Barriga Martín

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology


Principal investigator: Dr. Andres Barriga Martin

E-mail: abarriga@sescam.jccm.es


The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology has been working since the foundation of the Hospital providing medical and surgical treatments to patients with spinal cord injury. Most of our activity corresponds to the Spine Surgery in both spinal cord injury patients and those with degenerative problems and/or different types of deformities. Our main research lines are related to the study of surgical results obtained in patients undergoing spinal surgery and the utility of intravenous infusion of adult stem cells in spinal cord injury.



Selected publications


- Illescas JA, Barriga A, Valentí JR. Osteonecrosis of the medial tibial plateau. Knee Surg Sports TraumatolArthrosc 2005, 13: 293-298.


- Tomé F, Barriga A, Ruiz-Mico N, Polo F. An inusual cause of low back pain: solitary lumbar spine osteochondroma in a 71 year old man. Eur J OrthopSurgTraumatol, 2008; 18: 29-31. Reproducido en: ArgoSpine News & Journal, 2009; 21: 146-147.


- Martín-Sánchez E, Torralba E, Díaz-Domínguez E, Barriga A, Martin JLR. Efficacy of acupunture for the treatment of fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. The Open RheumatologyJournal, 2009; 3: 25-29.


- Tomé F, Barriga A, Rodriguez- Martin JL.Identifying Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain Likely to Benefit From Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Denervation: A Prospective Study. Journal of SpinalDisorders&Tech, 2011; 24: 69-75.


- Barriga A, Medrano M, De-JuanJ, Burgos J. Infusión intravenosa de células madre adultas procedentes del tejido adiposo para la reparación de lesiones medulares isquémicas. Estudio experimental en conejos. RevEspCirOrtopTraumatol 2013;57(2):89-94.