Espregueira Mendes MD, PHD.

 

JOÃO ESPREGUEIRA-MENDES MD, PhD

Residency of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at S. João Hospital (Porto), with the final grade of 20/20, in January 1994.

Specialist in Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery, with the final grade of 20/20, in January 1994.

In 1995, he applied as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in S. João Hospital (Porto) and he was approved, in first place, with the final grade of 20/20.

In July 1995, he applied for Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology of Porto Medicine University and he was approved with the higher degree (honours and distinction). His PhD’s thesis was entitled "Chronic lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament”.

In October 1998, he was nominated Director of the Orthopaedic Department of S. Sebastião Hospital, at Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal).

In July 2000, he had definitive nomination for Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at Porto Medicine University.

President from the Portuguese Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma Society from 2004 to 2008.

Since 2005, he is Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic, Traumatology of Minho University.

In November 2005 became Director of Saúde Atlântica – Sports Center – FC Porto Dragão Stadium.

Director of Clínica Espregueira-Mendes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence – FC Porto Dragão Stadium.

PRESENT PLACES

1. Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic, Traumatology and Sports Trauma of Minho Medicine University.
2. Past President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
3. Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology of Porto Medicine University.
4. Senior Researcher - 3 B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics – Department of Polymer Engineering, Minho University.
5. Chairman of the Post Graduate entitled Medical Rehabilitation in Sports, Porto University
6. Director of Saúde Atlântica – Sports Center – FC Porto Dragão Stadium – Porto (Portugal).
7. Director of Clinica Espregueira-Mendes - Sports Centre – FiFA Medical Centre of Excellence – Dragão Stadium - Porto
8. President of the Education Committee of International Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ISAKOS).
9. Member of the Executive Board from the International Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy -ISAKOS.
10. Member of the editorial board of the Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal -Springer.
11. Reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).
12. Member of the Consultive Council of General Medicine Department of Porto Medicine University.
13. Member of the jury of the European Board of Orthopaedics (EBOT).
14. Vice-Director of the medical revue “Motricidade”.
15. Orthopaedic Surgeon from FC Porto.
16. Member of the Consultive Council of F.C. Porto Executive Board.
17. Invited Professor of Marmara University - Prof. Mustafa Karahan (Istanbul).
18. Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume (invited in March 2012).
19. Invited Professor of Kobe University, Japan.
20. Editorial Board Member “The open orthopaedics journal”.
21. ACL Study Group member since 2013.
22. Sociedad Latino Americana Artroscopia Rodilla y Deport (SLARD) ‘s Fellowship Godfather in 2014.
23. Nominated for Fellowship Godfather in 2015 for American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

PLACES IN THE PAST

1. Assistant of Anatomy in Porto Medicine University, from 1984 to 1988.
2. Orthopaedic Surgeon of S. João Hospital, from 1994 to 1998.
3. Responsible for the Sports Trauma, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Department of Porto Medicine University and S. João Hospital from 1994 to 1998.
4. Responsible for the Shoulder Department of Porto Medicine University and S. João Hospital from 1994 to 1998.
5. Chief of an orthopaedic team in the emergency room at S. João Hospital from 1995 to 1998.
6. Member of the Scientific Consultive Council of the National Congress of Portuguese Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society (SPOT) - 1997.
7. Member of the organising committee of the XVIII National Congress of SPOT - 1998.
8. Orthopaedic Surgeon of Fidelidade Insurance from 1989 to 1999.
9. Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of Império Insurance, at Porto, from 1997 to 2000.
10. Consultant of Tranquilidade Insurance (in sports) - 1998.
11. Consultant of Tranquilidade and Bonança Insurance (in sports) – 1999.
12. President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Arthroscopic Association from 1998 to 1999.
13. Member of the Membership Committee of ISAKOS from 2002 to 2004.
14. Chairman of the Rehabilitation and Sports Post-Graduate Course at Fernando Pessoa University (2006- 2011).
15. Director of the Orthopaedic Department of S. Sebastião Hospital – Santa Maria da Feira – Portugal from 1998 to 2005.
16. Treasurer of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2002 to 2008.
17. 2nd Vice President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2008 to 2010.
18. 1st Vice President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2010 to 2012.
19. President of the 13th ESSKA Congress at Porto (Portugal) - 2008.
20. Orthopaedic Surgeon of AIG Europe from 2000 to 2004.
21. Orthopaedic Surgeon of Multicare Insurance from 2002 to 2005.
22. Responsible for the Portuguese national meeting of “Bone Club”- Merk - 2002.
23. Member of the Consultive Council in Sports at Porto Town Hall from 2002 to 2006.
24. President of the Portuguese Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma Society (SPAT) from 2004 to 2008.

AWARDS

Best paper in the 4th Course for Continental Surgeons - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (London) - 1990.

Best article in Revista Portuguesa de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (Portuguese Revue of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) - 1993.

Scholarship of the Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française (AOLF), to present a paper at a meeting in Canada – 1993.

Prof. Jorge Mineiro Award – 1995.

Prof. Carlos Lima Award -1998.

J.M. Espregueira-Mendes award - 2003.

Prof. Jorge Mineiro Award - 2011.

Paper selected as StarPaper for ESSKA Geneva Congress – 2012.

ESSKA best paper in the field Basic Science Research: “Gellan gum-based bilayered scaffolds for application in ostheochondral tissue engineering” - 2012 - 15th ESSKA Congress – Geneve.

 

PRESENTED PAPERS AND PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Presented more than 700 papers, most of them in international meetings: Seoul, Buenos Aires, Quebec, Palma de Majorca, Tunis, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Munich, Sofia, Washington, Iguaçu, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Brasília, Phuket, Bari, Milan, Modena, Rome, Innsbruck, Miami, Rochester, San Francisco, San Diego, New Orleans, Montreal, Cartagena de Indias, Pattaya, Beijing, São Paulo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Toronto, Lyon, Leon, Brussels, Paris, Gijón, Poznan and others.

Published more than 70 scientific papers.

BOOKS and MOST IMPORTANT PUBLISHED ARTICLES

1. “Freiberg’s disease (KoehlerII): Revision of 52 patients at a late stage submitted to Gauthier’s operation”. Asdrubal Mendes, Espregueira-Mendes, José Alves, Cid Teles, The Foot, Volume 3, issue 3, September 1993, Pages 114-116.
2. “Time of remodeling of the patella tendon graft in anterior cruciate ligament surgery: an histological and immunohistochemical study in a rabbit model”, Espregueira-Mendes, J M Lopes, C Castro, J Oliveira, the KNEE, volume 5, page 9-19, Elsevier, 1998.
3. Author of the chapter “Tratamento Cirúrgico da Artrite Reumatóide” from the book entitled Reumatologia, Prof. Lopes Vaz, Lidel, 2000.
4. Article “Chronic Ankle instability: results with arthroscopic schrinkage with termal retraction” Joao Espregueira-Mendes, Paulo Amado, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery Vol. 19, Issue 6, Supplement, Page 44, July 2003.
5. Article “Osteochondral graft from the upper tíbio-peroneal joint” Espregueira-Mendes, P. Amado, A. Monteiro, Medimond, Monduzzi editore, 2004.
6. “Tibial and Femoral Rotation of the Implants on total knee arthroplasty”, Espregueira-Mendes, A. Monteiro, P. Amado, M.Mendonça; La prothèse du genou page 169-174, editors P. Chambat, G. Desschamps et al, Sauramps Médical, 2004.
7. Article “Anatomy of the lateral collateral ligament cadaver and histological study”, Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal, volume 14,number 3, page 221-228, Mar 2006.
8. Article “Anatomy of the upper tibio fibular joint”, Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal, volume 14, number 3, page 241-249, Mar 2006.
9. Book chapter “Referee injuries” from the book entitled Football Traumatology: from prevention to treatment, Piero Volpi– Springer Verlag – 2005.
10. Book chapter “ Revision of failures after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament” published by R. Lemaire, J.Scott, F. Horan and R. Villar , Effort- Joint Efforts, 2005.
11. Editor of the book “O Joelho” compiled by the Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Espregueira-Mendes, Pedro Pessoa, published by Lidel – 2006.
12. Chapter “ Lesões cartilagíneas” from the book “o Joelho”, compiled by the Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine ,Espregueira-Mendes, Pedro Pessoa, published by Lidel, 2006.
13. Editor of the book “O Ombro” compiled by the Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine ,Espregueira-Mendes, António Cartucho, published by Lidel – 2009.
14. Article “Using a cartographic model to assist medical diagnosis” Elizabeth S. Carvalho, Adérito F. Marcos, Espregueira-Mendes, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2008.
15. Article “The Pretzel Knot: a new simple locking slip-knot”, Mustafa Karahan, Espregueira-Mendes, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Journal, 2010, volume 18.
16. Book chapter “Lower limb rehabilitation”. Espregueira-Mendes J, Pereira RB, Monteiro A In: Margheritini F, Rossi R, editors. Orthopedic Sports medicine. Principles and Practice. Milano: Springer; 2011. P.485-95.
17. Article “Surgical treatment for early osteoarthritis. Part I: cartilage repair procedures” A. H. Gomoll, G. Filardo, L. de Girolamo, J. Espregueira-Mendes and M. Marcacci, et al. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal, Online First™, 9 December, 2011.
18. Article “Biomechanical considerations in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis of the knee”, Andras Heijink, Andreas H. Gomoll, Henning Madry, Matej Drobnič and Giuseppe Filardo, Espregueira-Mendes, Van Dijk CN. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, Online First™, 15 December 2011
19. Article “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Strategies in Meniscus Lesions” Hélder Pereira, Ana M. Frias, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, João Espregueira-Mendes, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery Vol. 27, Issue 12, Pages 1706-1719, 2011.
20. Cellular and Biomechanical Segmental Characterization of Human Meniscus, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 19 (S1):S205. Pereira H, Frias AM, Caridade SG, Mano JF, Oliveira JM, Espregueira-Mendes J and Reis RL, 2011.
21. Article “Assessment of Rotatory Laxity in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees using Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Porto-Knee Testing Device‏”, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Journal, Espregueira-Mendes J, Pereira H, Sevivas N, Passos C, Vasconcelos JC, Monteiro A, Oliveira JM and Reis RL- Accepted for publication.
22. Article “Osteochondral transplantation using autografts from the upper tibiofibular joint for treatment of knee cartilage lesions”, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Journal, Espregueira-Mendes J, Pereira H, Sevivas N, Varanda P, Vieira da Silva M, Monteiro A, Oliveira JM and Reis RL, - Accepted for publication.
23. Article”New tools for diagnosis, assessment of surgical outcome and follow-up”, Pereira H, Sevivas N, Pereira R, Monteiro A, Oliveira JM, Reis RL and J Espregueira-Mendes J, 2012, In Lesiones ligamentosas de la rodilla, eds. José Antonio Hernández Hermoso and Joan Carles Monllau García, MARGE Medica Books, Barcelona – 2012.
24. Book chapter “Revision of Failures After Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament”, Nuno Sevivas, Hélder Pereira, Pedro Varanda, Alberto Monteiro and João Espregueira-Mendes,Editor Mahmut Nedim Doral, Sports Injuries, Springer Part 7, Pages 463-469, 2012.
25. Article “Advanced mimetic materials for meniscus tissue engineering: targeting segmental vascularization”
Joana Silva-Correia, Hélder Pereira, Leping Yan, Vera Miranda-Gonçalves, A.L. Oliveira, Joaquim M.Oliveira, R.M. Reis, João Mendes, R.L. Reis Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 01/2012; 6:18-18
26. Article“Gellan gum-based bilayered scaffolds for application in ostheochondral tissue engineering”
Diana Pereira, Joana Silva-Correia, Hélder Pereira, J. Espregueira-Mendes, Joaquim M. Oliveira, R.L. Reis, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 01/2012; 6:185-185
27. Article “Human meniscus segmental characterization: building the basis for tissue engineering”
Hélder Pereira, Frias AM, Silva-Correia J, Oliveira JM, Espregueira-Mendes J, Reis RL
Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy . 01/2012; 20(Suppl. 1)
10.1007/s00167-012-1934-5
28. Article “Combined application of Silk-fibroin/methacrylated gellan gum hydrogel in tissue engineering approaches for partial and/or total meniscus replacement while enabling control of neovascularization”. H. Pereira, J. Silva-Correia, L.-P. Yan, A. Oliveira, J.-M. Oliveira, J. Espregueira-Mendes, R. Reis
Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique 12/2013; 99(8):e18-e19
29. Article “Radiographic method to determine risk factors for ACL rupture in athletes based in bone morphology”.H. Pereira, M. Fernandes, R. Pereira, A. Monteiro, J.-M. Oliveira, R.-L. Reis, P. Pinheiro, J. Espregueira-Mendes. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique 01/2013; 99(8):e4.
30. Article “Future trends in the treatment of meniscus lesions: From repair to regeneration”
Pereira H., Silva-Correia J., Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., Espregueira-Mendes J.
01/2013; DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-38106-5_9 ISBN: 978-3-642-38105-8 In book: Meniscal
Transplantation, Edition: ISAKOS Booklets Series, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Verdonk R., Monllau J.C, Espregueira-Mendes J, pp.103-112.
31. Book title “The Patellofemoral Joint State of the Art in Evaluation and Management”
Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira Mendes Norimasa Nakamura
Submitted for publication by Springer 2014

INVENTOR OF THE PATENTS

1. Device for Measuring Knee Laxity
2. Multi-joint device for objective measurement of laxity and cartilage damage
3. Dynamic osteotomy plate

PEDAGOGICAL EXPERTISE

1. Jury member of Dr. José Carlos Noronha PhD at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) 1996

2. Supervisor and Jury Member of Dr. Paulo Amado masters’s thesis in Sports Medicine, Porto University - 1998.

3. Supervisor of Dr. Pedro Branco masters’s thesis in Sports Medicine, Porto University .

4. Coordinator and chairman of the ESSKA course in Arthroscopy, Sports Trauma, Knee Surgery for eastern orthopaedic surgeons Poznam - Polónia (2003 October).

5. Coordinator and chairman of the Post Graduation Course in Sports and Rehabilitation – Fernando Pessoa University ( from 2006 until 2011).

6. Supervisor of the optional project, 5th grade medical student, António Gustavo de Oliveira da Silva Pereira, Medical School, Minho University 2002.

7. Supervisor of the optional profect of several students from Medical School, Minho University
(2004 – 2013).

8. Professor of the annual lectures about Clinical anatomy of upper and lower limb –Medical School, Porto University (2003 – 2013).

9. Chairman of the Master entitled “Orthopaedic and Trauma in Hospital Emergency room” , Medical School, Porto University ( 2002-2004)

10. Director of ESSKA and ISAKOS Training and Teaching Centre in Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery.

During the last years received the fellows/ scholarships:


- Ivo Filipoff, Sofia, Bulgary, February 2004
- Erkal Bilgic, TurKey, 2005
- Bo Keng, Singapura, May 2005
- N. Adachi, Japan, May 2005
- Patrick Yung, Hong Kong, May 2005
- W. Hon, Malásia, May 2005
- Hakan Boya, 2005
- Indra Napit, India, 2005
- David Rajan, India, May, 2006
- Chanakarn Phornptkul, Thailand, May 2006
- Jae Chul Joseph Yoo, Korea, May 2006
- Wei-Hsiu HSU, Taiwan, May 2006
- Vaso Kecojevic, Belgrado, December 2006
- Rodrigo Kaz, Brasil, January 2007
- Alessandro Menezes, Brasil, May 2007
- George Tzoanos, Greece, September 2007
- Milko Iliev, Bulgária, October 2007
- Akinyele Akinyoola, Nigeria, March 2009
- André Santanna, Brasil, June 2009
- Ujjval Deliwala, India, May 2010
- Brian Wolf, USA, May 2010
- Diane Dahm, USA, May2010
- William Clancy, USA, May 2010
- Warren Duhm, USA, May 2010
- Pierre Abadie, France, September 2010
- Alberto Busilacchi, Italy, September 2010
- Philipp Heuberer, Austria, September 2010
- Haris Vasiliadis, Germany, September 2010
- Ferran Abat Gonzalez, Spain, September 2010
- Irek Janiak, Poland, August 2012
- Sérgio Gonçalves, Portugal, October 2013
- Johannes Zellner, Germany, October 2013
- Mário Ronga, Italy, October 2013
- Marie-Béatrice Hardy, France, October 2013
- Michele Losco, Italy, November 2013
- Michele Vasso, Italy, November 2013
- Francesco Della Villa, Italy, January 2014
- Robson Santos, Brasil, February 2014

11. Jury member of Elisa Amélia Alves Fernandes Marques PhD, Sports School, Porto University (2011).

12. Jury member of Hélder Rui Martins Fonseca PhD in Exercise and Health, Sports School , Porto University (2011).

13. Supervisor of the master thesis from Margarida Isabel de Sá Fernandes, Medical School, Coimbra University (2012).

14. Supervisor of Dr. Carlos Vilela PhD, Medical School, Minho University.

15. Supervisor of Dr. Hélder Pereira PhD, Medical School, Minho University.

16. Supervisor of Dr. Nuno Sevivas PhD, Medical School, Minho University.

17. Supervisor of Engineer Ana Leal PhD, Engineering School, Minho University.

18. Supervisor of Dr. Pedro Varanda PhD, Medical School, Minho University.

19. Supervisor of master thesis “Biologic Characterrization of the Osteochondral Tissue of the Posterior Talar Process and New Approaches in OCDs Treatment of the Talus” , Sandra Isabel da Silva Correia, Medical School, Minho University.

20. Jury member of Dimitrios P. Giotis PhD “The effect of knee bracing on the human kinematic model with emphasis in acl-deficient and acl-reconstructed patients”; Ioannina University, Greece, (2014).

21. Jury Member of Franceska Zampeli PhD “Anatomic single bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Prospective clinical and biomechanical study”; Ioannina University, Greece

SOCIETY AFFILIATION

1. Member of the Portuguese Medical Association.
2. Member of the Portuguese Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society (SPOT).
3. Member of the Knee Department of the SPOT.
4. Member of the Shoulder Department of the SPOT.
5. Founding member of the Portuguese Arthroscopic Association (APA).
6. Member of the Portuguese Association of Sports Medicine (SPMD).
7. Member of the Ilizarov Association (ASAMI).
8. Member of the European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
9. Member of the Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française (AOLF).
10. Member of the Société Internacional de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologie (SICOT).
11. Member of the Société Européene de Chirurgie de L´Épaule et du Coude (SECEC).
12. Member of the Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SOFCOT).
13. Member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society (OARS).
14. Member of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).
15. Member of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS).
16. Member of the International Society of Arthroscopic, Knee Surgery and Sport Traumatology (ISAKOS).
17. Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
18. Member of the Sociedad Latino Americana de Artroscopia, Cirurgia de Rodilla y Deporte (SLARD).
19. Honorary Member of the Portuguese Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma Society (SPAT) granted in 2012.