The group's goal is the translational research to implement in humans the therapeutic strategies developed in the experimental laboratory.
The group researches in all areas of paediatric surgery and orthopaedics, supported by bioengineering and cell therapy.
In the group's beginnings in the late nineties, experimental studies were initiated in fetal surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetoscopy techniques in animal models, which promoted human clinical application within the Fetal Surgery program currently offered in the Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron. Subsequently, the group opened several lines of research, such as cleft palate, amniotic band and spina bifida. Our goal is to study birth defects from different points of view, etiopathogenia, natural history, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment in the pre-and postnatal periods.
From the standpoint of paediatric orthopaedics, we research in neuromuscular problems such as obstetric brachial palsy, problems of bone formation such as osteonecrosis of the femoral head or segmental bone lengthening, and congenital defects such as spina bifida or amniotic band.