Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement
Dr. Rodrigo García Crespo


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Dr. Rodrigo García Crespo

Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Rodrigo García Crespo, expert in:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Knee prosthesis
  • Knee surgery
  • Prosthetic replacements
  • Biological therapy
  • Hip prosthesis

Why is he a first-class specialist?


A prominent expert in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. García Crespo has extensive national and international training. In this sense, he has a master’s degree in Health Management from the European Institute of Health and multiple courses on different areas of the specialty. He has specialized in anterior cruciate ligament, knee and hip prostheses, knee surgery, prosthetic replacements and biological therapy.

Throughout his career, in addition to the care work, he has been a teacher in different training centers. He has also made numerous scientific publications nationally and internationally.

Currently, Dr. García Crespo is an assistant doctor at the Santa Elena Clinic and at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid.


Professional experience

More than 25 years of experience
Service Commission as FEA of Traumatology at the Santa Cristina Hospital in Madrid (2009 – 2011).
Deputy Physician of the Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery Service of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid; Adult Reconstructive Surgery Unit (December 2003 – current).
Deputy Physician to the Service of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery





Positions in public associations




Alumni AO: Teacher Basic Course Principles of treatment of fractures. Madrid November 24-24, 2008.
AO Alumni: Professor in Advanced National Course AO: Joint fractures. Madrid 3-5 March 2008.
AO Alumni: Professor in National Course AO Principles of Surgical Treatment of Fractures Madrid 2-4 November 2006.
Teacher OTC Courses Enclaved Endomedular 2004 – current affairs.
Collaborating Physician in Practical Teaching Dept. Surgery Univ. Complutense. Courses 2004 – 2017.
Professor of Traumatology University School of Physiotherapy. Pontifical University of Salamanca. Academic Year 2003 – 2004.


Outstanding academic achievements

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1990 – 1996).
Doctoral courses in the Department of Surgery of the Complutense University of Madrid; research sufficiency obtained (1998 – 2000).
Specialist in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery by the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid (1998 – 2003).
V Course of Arthroscopic Surgery at the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital (1999).
Practical Course on Basic Principles of Osteosynthesis and Internal Fixation at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid (2001).
Rotation at the General Hospital of Vienna (Austria), University Clinic of Traumatology, Department of Traumatology Prof. Univ. Vilmos Vécsei with specialized training in care for polytraumatized patients and arthroscopic surgery (2002).
V Practical Course in corpses on the design and extraction of Vascularized Free Hangags (40 hours) Univ. Miguel Hernández (Alicante) (2002).
XII National Course AO Advanced Osteosynthesis, High Energy injuries, Alicante (2004).
Advanced AO Course in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Traumatology, Gijón (2004).
Theoretical-practical course of Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, Anatomy Institute of Paris. France (2005).
International Knee Surgery Course Intelligent Knee Surgery Course, Marbella (2006).
Master in Health Management, European Institute of Health (2005 – 2006).
Doctor of Medicine. Complutense University of Madrid (Januty 2016).


Publications and conferences

Mid term results of Optetrak posteriorstabilized total knee system after 7-12 years in a University Hospital. R. García Crespo Marco, F. Moro, L. Ariza, G. López-Durán, L. MD. Journal of Arthroplasty. Epub December 2011.
Osteoporosis in the elderly: surgical treatment. E. Moro, R.García Crespo, L. López-Durán. Book Comprehensive treatment of osteoporosis. 2009.
Treatment of pseudoarthrosis of the distal limb of the femur with interlocking. García Crespo. R Moro.E Luque. R. Book Basic Course Secot Pseudoarthrosis. May 2008.
Treatment of pseudoarthrosis of the femoral diaphysis with nail.Moro.E García Crespo. R.. Book Basic Course Secot Pseudoarthrosis. May 2008.
Osteoporotic fractures. Fractures of the distal end of the femur. Marco F. García Crespo R, Moro LE. Medical & Marketing Communications. 2006.
Diagnosis of infection in hip and knee revision surgery: intraoperative frozen section analysis. Frances Borrego A, Martinez FM, Cebrian Parra JL, Graneda DS, Crespo RG, Lopez-Duran Stern L. Int Orthop. 2006 Mar 18.
Bilateral hip pain. Book of clinical cases of residents in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. SECOT. Nº5. Year 2005. Supervisor.
Technical Note: Retrograde nailing of femur : Surgical Technique with tibial traction.García Crespo R. MD, Moro E. MD, Domínguez I. MD, Marco F. MD, Ph D, López-Durán L. MD, Ph D. . Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Volume 18, Number 5, May-June 2004.
SECOT IV updates. Treatment of supracondyleal fractures of the femur. Marco F. García Crespo R, Moro LE. Editorial Masson. January 2004.
Pain in the Aquilea region. Book of clinical cases of residents in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. SECOT. Nº4. Year 2004. Supervisor.
Peripheral primitive neuroextodermical tumor after radiotherapy.Cebrian JL, Ibarzabal A, Garcia Crespo R, Marco F, Ortega L, Lopez-Duran L. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Number 413. Agust 2003.
Pelvic discontinuity in hip revision surgery. Zarzoso R, Moro LE, García Crespo R, Ibárzabal A, López-Durán L. Spanish Journal of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery Vol 46 Suplem 1. December 2002.
27-year-old man with a large tumor in the left thigh. Book of clinical cases of residents in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. SECOT. Nº1 Year 2000. Co-author.


Awards and honors

SECOT Basic Research Award in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. Year 2002: “The use of gene therapy in the stimulation of lumbar fusion. Comparison of the use of BMP-7, VEGF, auto-graft and allo-graft, in an experimental model in rats.” Rodríguez Olaverri JC, Ibarzábal Gil A, García Crespo R, Marco Martínez F, López-Durán.


Member of private medical associations

Member of SECOT (Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology).
Member of SOMACOT (Matritense Society Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology).
Member of the SEROD (Spanish Society of Knee Surgery).
Member of the AEA (Spanish Association of Arthroscopy).
Alumni AO Trauma.