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Orthopaedics and Traumatology: What makes us different

We are a leader in Spain and internationally

  • We are a reference centre in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology in Spain for the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs, and Social Welfare, with three CSUR accreditations: Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Brachial Plexus Surgery, and Hereditary Epidermolysis Bullosa.
  • We belong to the European Skeletal Dysplasia Network (ERN Bond).
  • Our department is a leader in surgery on bone tumours and a leader in complex pelvis and hip reconstructions.
  • We have international consultants on the treatment of clubfoot using the Ponseti method.
  • Our department is a national reference department in hip reconstruction in adolescents.
  • We collaborate on international projects aimed at treating idiopathic scoliosis, and we also apply the most advanced intraoperative imaging techniques to ensure safety during surgery.


  • Our organisation into high specialised units enables us to offer extremely knowledgeable and experienced care, thus ensuring the best possible results for our patients.
  • We are the Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department with the largest team in Spain, and one of the largest in Europe, which enables our professionals to specialise in highly specific areas, with greater in depth knowledge.


  • We provide a multidisciplinary focus thanks to collaboration with professionals from other specialties. Thus, we have 19 comprehensive care committees for our patients in several skill areas. 
  • We coordinate the Scoliosis, Skeletal Dysplasia, Brachial Plexus, and Musculoskeletal Procedures Units.

We innovate and conduct research to make advances 

  • We have extensive experience in infant and juvenile prostheses. Currently, we are monitoring more than 100 children and adolescents with amputations at different levels of the arms and legs. In 2008, the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital was the first in Europe to implant a bionic hand in a child.
  • We are leaders in microsurgical tissue transplants for locomotor system regeneration. 
  • We improved the safety and outcomes of our peripheral nerve, brachial plexus, and spinal surgery using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.


High level of technology

Our patients and their families, the focus of our work

  • We treat and care for our patients, always focusing on their values and preferences, by applying high medical-surgical rigour along with a very high level of superspecialisation and experience. We ensure the best results, both from our perspective as well as that of the patient and their family, for whom we work.
  • For 20 years, the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has received the TOP 20 award annually as one of the four best regional and national reference centres for its high quality, function, and efficiency indicators. In this setting, our department follows the same guidelines as the Hospital.