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Welcome to my web site DrLadero.COM, the new Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery web site with information about my scientific and professional activities.

Here you will find some interesting aspects of my professional career and detailed information as well as images and videos about the most innovative surgical techniques performed by my team.

In the course of the last 30 years orthopaedic surgery has experienced an extraordinary development, probably greater than other specialties. We have entered the 21st century, the era of globalization, telecommunications and robotics, and our specialty has been able to go with the times. Take for instance the new materials used for manufacturing more biocompatible and longer lasting implants, the video controlled joint surgery and the tissue engineering using autologous cells.

From the moment we started working in the private healthcare sector, more than eight years ago, my team and I have tried to include the latest technologies and scientific findings in our daily work. This does not mean that the newest things are always necessarily the best, but it is important to be open-minded for new technological contributions which prove to be effective.

All these years I have also tried to pass on to my team the values that I think should be the corner stones of our daily work: showing interest for our patients, having a very professional attitude and getting the right training and expertise. Patients are human beings, with their motivations, aspirations, a past and a present. They entrust us with their health. Their future will probably depend on our expertise and our work. This is a great responsibility and therefore we have to devote as much interest and attention as possible to it.

A professional attitude means learning, learning requires dedication and dedication demands vocation. This is not a goal that can be achieved in the short term. Being professional requires years of hard work and sacrifices. Love to the profession and interest for the patients will do the rest.

The right training and education are the key to success. Nothing can be left to chance. Every step we take in our daily activity must be part of a plan. We have to anticipate the unexpected and transform sheer chance into causality. But despite all this, as a good friend of mine used to say, surgery is 30% science, 30% training and education and 30% art.

Our goal is to achieve clinical and care excellence. And even if we are aware of the fact that this can only be attained after long time of continuous work, this is a goal we do not want to give up.

Thank you for trusting us and accompanying us along this way.

Fernando Ladero MD