Doctor León Mora

Orthopedic and Traumatology Surgeon. CORA Group Founder and Director

Doctor León Mora is an Orthopedic and Traumatology specialist and founder of the Excellence Center in Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery and Bone Lengthening (CORA Group). 

Prior to his time at CORA Group, he worked at various institutions and was an undergraduate and postgraduate Professor in Orthopedics at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, the Universidad CES and the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. 

He has also been Director of the Fellowship Program in Reconstructive Surgery offered by the CORA Group and is a member of numerous scientific societies. Doctor Mora graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín in 1992 and completed his residency training in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 1996 at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

He offers private consultation at Torre Médica El Tesoro #1 office 1935 located in Medellín, Colombia. Appointments can be requested and scheduled at 3207546655 or (604) 320 8130. To schedule appointments, you can contact him via phone or WhatsApp at (57) 320 754 6655 or (57) 604 320 8130.

Doctor León Mora, cirujano
León Mora Herrera


EBJIS - European Bone and Joint Infection Society

Antioquia Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (member of the Board of Directors –2000) SAOT.

Faculty AO Trauma Latin America, affiliate of the Swiss AO Foundation. Since 2000. AO Trauma Faculty.

American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons International Membership. YEARS.

LLRS-NA The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Corresponding. Membership. ASAMI-NA since 2002.

Colombian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology SCCOT- Full Member. Chapter on Reconstructive Surgery and Infections.

Latin American Society of External Fixation - Active Member - SLAFE

LLRS- COLOMBIA ASSAMI-Colombia Vice President 2007-2009


Undergraduate and postgraduate professor
Residency training 1992 – 1996
General practioner
1. Clínica Medellín (1989 – 1992)
2. Clínica del CES (1988 – 1989)
MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Arboletes Subregional - March -December 1987
RURAL SERVICE- Pedro Nel Cardona Arboletes Hospital– Antioquia 1986 – 1987


General Director and Organizer El Tesoro convention Center (CET) Medellín- Colombia.


  • Advanced osteotomy course. Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 October
  • Advanced osteotomy course by specialty

Pediatrics, hip and knee, lower limbs, upper limbs, ankle and foot.

– Alignment test – Theory, how to do it better

– Rules of osteotomies and types of osteotomies

– Uniapical deformities

– Discussion of uniapical cases by subspecialty

– Theory of multiapical deformities

– Discussion of multiapical cases by subspecialty

– Concept of check list in deformities

– Angulated non-union (parafocal osteotomy concept)

 Periprosthetic contractures – how to avoid them and treatment strategies. Cases

– What to do when joint replacement reconstruction has failed

–  Elbow preservation with articulated tutors and mixed techniques – Tips and techniques. Hexapods vs. Ilizarov tutor – CORA method – Which is Better?

Management of soft tissue coverage defects with external fixation (acute shortening- wound closure technique)

– Difficult wound management based on clinical cases

Guatemala City – September 26 to 29, 2018. The Westin Camino Real Hotel Convention Center.


  • Bone transport techniques, how to do it well
  • Reconstruction of soft tissues without the plastic surgeon
  • Masquelet vs distraction osteogenesis. Which is better?
  • Management of knee flexion and extension contractures

Medellín, September 20-22 , 2018. Hotel Atton – Convention Hall                                                                                 Director and Organizer 


07:10 AM – 07:30 AM Normal alignment, joint orientation.

08:10 AM – 08:40 AM Clinical Application of the Bone Ninja – exercises.

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Frontal plane alignment and planning test (Hands-on workshop)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Deformities in the sagittal plane (lecture and Hands-on workshop)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Deformities in the oblique plane (Lecture- hands-on workshop)

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Location of hinges and anglers of the external tutor

03:30 PM – 07:30 PM Hands-on workshops in rotary-uniapical bone

07:00 AM – 07:40 AM Correction of multiapical tibia deformities (lecture-workshop)

07:40 AM – 08:40   AM   Correction of multiapical femur deformities (lecture- Hands-on workshop)

08:40 AM – 09:10 AM Translation and angulation deformities, planning (lecture-hands-on workshop)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Osteotomies concepts and surgical planning (lecture-hands-on workshop)

09:00 AM – 09:20 AM Concept of check list in deformities

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM DOMO Osteotomies – Concept and surgical technique

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Pelvic support osteotomy – surgical tactics and technique

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM Angulated Non-Union (parofocal osteotomy concept)

BonAlive Global Network Meeting. BONE 2018 September 4–5, 2018 Helsinki & Turku, Finland      

Domincan Republi.  June 28 – 01, 2018. Dominican Republic.


– Arthrophobrosis of the knee – joint contracture, open or arthroscopic surgery

– Joint alignment and orientation- how to do it right?

– Masqueleth technique or distraction osteogenesis- Which is better?

– Protocol for early replacement from the guide to plates in distraction osteogenesis

– Flaps and management of soft tissues in the lower limbs- Orthoplastics.

– Reconstructive hip surgery when a THR fails – Pelvic support osteotomy

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia May 23 to 26, 2018. Hotel Las Américas Convention Center. .

  • Bio Skills Lab of Orthopedics KCI – VAC THERAPY.

SCOT Pre-Congress course May 22-23, 2018 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Las Americas Hotel Convention Center.

With Anatomical Specimen Dissection international faculty. AO Trauma. 13 May 2018 – 16 May 2018, Madrid, Spain.


  • Plenary case discussion (L Mora Herrera) Module 1: Acute phase and initial management
  • Anatomical specimen laboratory workshop cadaver Lab. 6 Hours
  • Vascular shunting for orthopedic surgeons
  • Single incision fasciotomy on the lower leg
  • Double incision fasciotomy on the lower leg
  • Fasciotomies at the foot, thigh, and pelvis
  • Upper extremities—hand fasciotomy
  • Workshop (Cadaver Lab.) 6 hours.

Anatomical specimen laboratory – Gastrocnemius flap – Soleus flap

  • Suralis flap – Rotation flaps, fascio-cutaneous flaps.
  • Tips and tricks for segmental transport with frames.
  • Principles of pain management and psychological factors in amputees and limb salvage
  • Module 5. Infection prevention and treatment. Discussion (small group)

Santa Marta- Colombia.  April 5-7, 2018 Santa Marta, Colombia .

New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. March 5 – 10 of 2018. International Attendee. LLRS speciality day.

Paley Institute.  West Palm Beach, Florida. USA. International Attende. 23-24 Feb. 2018

Surgical Prioritis in Blast Injuries and Management of Blast Injuries. International Faculty. AO Trauma. December 3 – 8, 2017. Davos, Switzerland. Congress Centre. Davos. Location Schwarzhorn.


  • Below-Knee injury management.
  • Infections and burns
  • Plenary case discussion I, II, III. Faculty Experts
  • Initial management
  • Surgical priorities
  • Lower Extremity injury
  • Upper Extremity injury
  • Complex problems- 3 personal cases presentations.
  • Military lessons learned- aplication to civilian terror attacks

Punta del Este, Uruguay. November 1- 4, 2017.


– Correction of multiapical deformities – planning

– Ankle and foot deformities (planning and clinical application)

– Mounts and correction systems for ankle and foot deformities – Ilizarov method

– Acute shortening techniques in trauma and osteomyelitis

– Techniques and management of skin defects, flaps, and management of soft tissues- Orthoplastics

– Osteotomies in valgus deformities in the lower limbs

– Masqueleth membrane technique (myths and reality)

– Techniques for early conversion of external supports to plates

Accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 27 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) 

Poster presented (Top 10 Best E-Posters):

– Bone transport with cables

– Pelvis support osteotomy

– Severe foot and ankle deformities- Acute correction by Ilizarov method

    Lectures presented:

– Masqueleth or distraction osteogenesis, who is the best

– Hexapods or Ilizarov, Real advantages or Industry market business

– Symposium war injuries- moderator

– Myths in the war conflict in Colombia

– Foot and ankle war injuries

– Early conversion external fixators to internal fixation- LCP Plates

– Hip pelvic support osteotomy- technique and applications

– Severe foot and ankle deformities- Acute correction with Ilizarov method.

Cartagena- Colombia. September 19-22, 2017.

Conferencias Presentadas:

– Management of infections by multiresistant bacteria.

– Management of flaps in lower limbs

August 14-18, 2017

Interactive course in the operating room. Surgical techniques in reconstructive limb surgery   22 live surgeries. Advanced International Course. 80 surgical techniques presented.

Minneapolis, MST. USA. 17 al 19 de mayo de 2017. International attende. Nuvasive, Expert groups.

San Diego, California. USA. March 14 – 18 of 2017. International Attendee

February 6-10, 2017. Medellín – Colombia. General Director

22 Limb Reconstruction Surgeries performed. More than 70 surgical procedures with preoperative planning, surgery and follow-up.

Punta Cana, República Dominicana October 12-16, 2016, International Guest Speaker

Cartagena, Colombia. September 14 – 17, 2016. National Guest Speaker

August 22 – 26, 2017.

Interactive course in the operating room. Surgical techniques in limb reconstructive surgery    18 surgeries performed. Advanced international course. 60 surgical techniques presented.

Medellín, Colombia. April 27-30, 2016. National Guest Speaker.   Bone lengthening, correction of deformities and infections Chapter.

Lecture:  Acute correction of deformities with osteotomies and internal fixation.

Presentation of 6 scientific posters by CORA GROUP

Best Scientific Poster Award 

Orlando Florida. March 1-5, 2016. International Participant. Colombia Guest Nation. LLRS Speciality day. 

Medellín. February 17-20, 2016. 

Principles of Management of Fractures. National Guest Speaker. Case discussion sessions. AO Skills Labs. Pattern Fractures. Lecture: Management of open fractures.

  • Hexapods Frames Course. TX Helix Orthofix. Medellin. November 20-21. 2016

The International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society is the Confederation of ASAMI International and the World Congress of External Fixation.  November 4-7, 2015, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.

International faculty speaker, Lectures:

  • What can we do with a knee when everything fails?
  • Bone transport complications
  • Callotasis or Masqueleth thechnique. What is better?
  • Severe Adult Foot Deformities. How approach them
  • Lower limb wounds caused by land-mines. Ilizarov Method salvage
  • Non-Union. Definition, diagnosis, and classification
  • Severe Acute Bone Loss. Management and tactics. With external fixators
  • Common errors in osteotomies.
  • Osteotomies for acute correction of deformities
  • Pelvic Support in neglected hips and failed hip replacements
  • Bone transport with Wire cables technique

Cartagena – Colombia. September 16- 19, 2015.  National Guest Speaker


  • Final Address on Tibial pilon fractures.
  • Expert Panel on Foot Trauma and Special Situations

Medellín – Colombia, August 26- 28.   General Director – Expert Guest Speaker and Coordinator. 22 Hands-on Workshops

Lectures presented: 

  • Check List concept. in correction of deformities
  • Foot and Ankle deformities. Diagnostic and treatment techniques
  • Angulated non-union in proximal femur fractures
  • DOMO osteotomies
  • Pelvic support osteotomy. Indications and surgical technique

Cartagena – Colombia, May 20-24, 2015.   Bone Infections and Reconstructive Surgery Chapter

Barranquilla – Colombia. April 17- 18, 2015. l Hilton Garden Inn

Las Vegas, Nevada. March 24–28, 2015. International Participant. AAOS Member

Medellín, – Colombia. February 18-21, 2015.  Guest Speaker.


Reduction techniques in diaphyseal fractures. Principles and methods. 6 case discussion groups. Instructor of 6 Hands-on workshops.

Davos, Switzerland, December 6 -12, 2014. International Guest Speaker

Lectures and activities:

08:45–09:00 Preoperative planning– Computer based (lecture).
09:30–11:15 Interactive case discussion – Complex Malunion
14:15–15:15 Hands-on workshop 1. Deformity correction varus femoral malunion using a 95 degree condylar blade plate
15:30–16:30 Hands-on workshop 2. Mathematically directed single cut osteotomy
Self-directed learning module Malunion
09:45–10:00 Preoperative planning–Computer based.
10:30–12:05 Interactive case discussion. Complex malunion
14:30–15:30 Hands-on workshop 1. Deformity correction tibia module
15:45–16:45 Hands-on workshop 2 Mathematically directed single cut osteotomy
Self-directed learning module Nonunion/Bone Loss
10:05–11:00 Discussion group 1. Types of nonunion
14:30–14:20 Severe acute bone loss; management with monolateral or circular fixators.
16:10–17:10 Hands-on workshop. RIA Reamers (group 1) Polytrauma quiz (group 2)
17:10–17:25 Difficult nonunion of proximal femur.
AO Trauma Master Course—Current Concepts Complications Nonunion and Bone Loss
09:05–10:00 Discussion groups 1 Types of nonunion
13:30–13:50 Severe acute bone loss; management with monolateral or circular fixators.
15:40–16:40 Hands-on Workshop. RIA Reamers (group 1) Polytrauma quiz (group 2)
16:40–16:55 Difficult nonunion of proximal femur

Valencia, Venezuela. September 9 -12, 2014. International Guest Speaker


  • Pseudoarthrosis, shortening and axial deviation. Planning treatment with external fixation.
  • Skin problems during bone transport.
  • My worst case and its resolution
  • Mounting of external fixation for damage control.
  • Complications in reconstructive surgery – how to avoid them
  • Arthrodiastasis in joint trauma, how and when to apply it.
  1. External fixation course.  Santa Marta.Colombia.  August 28- 30, 2014.
  2. AO Seminar Course. Trauma complications in trauma surgery. August 20–23, 2014 Cartagena, Colombia. 


17:05 – 17:20 Osteotomies in angular deformities. Osteotomies in angular deformities 

08:00 – 09:00 Interactive Discussion of Operational Planning Cases. Interactive Case discussion preoperative planning. 

17:15 – 17:30 Infection in the tibial pilon -Case demonstration.

17:30 – 17:45 Severe bone loss management with circular fixators. Severe bone damage treatments with circular fixators 

09:45 – 10:00 Amputation vs. salvage. Mangled limb savage vs. amputation.

XV ASAMI MEETING Rosario, Argentina.  August 6-9, 2014. International Guest Speaker. 


07:00-08:00 Discussion of complex sequelae cases – ARS system

17:05-17:25 Myth and reality of the Masquelet technique. 

12´ Acute shortening for soft tissue closure.

08:45-09:00 Change in 1 time from FE to LCP plate (video). 

11:00-11:15 a.m. – Varus knee (Internal-External Fixation). 

Comprehensive solutions to lower limb fractures.  International Guest Speaker. DePuy Synthes Institute, Palm Beach Gardens. July 21- 23, 2014


14:30 – 16:30 Hands-on workshop: Variable angle distal femur plates 

09:30 – 11:30 Hands-on workshop: Proximal tibia 

Argentinian Society for the study of bone reconstruction and elongation. Mendoza, Argentina. August 9-10. 2013

  1. Infected pseudoarthrosis of long bones
  2. Reconstructive surgery of the hip when the RTC fails Dr. Leon Mora
  3. Infected nonunion problem cases and failed arthroplasties (resolved and unresolved)
  4. Expert Panel 
  5. Severe Tex Trauma. soft – Damage control and external fixation. commplex ankle and foot trauma 
  6. Problem cases- Trauma panel of experts 
  7. Foot trauma problem cases: panel of experts 
  8. Protocol for Replacement of External Tutor to Plate (Video Discussion) 

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society LLRS-NA

Association for the Study and Application of the Ilizarov Method of North America.

23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, July 19-20, 2013. International Member.

Distal Tibia and Ankle Reconstruction using a combined technique with Ilizarov Method and LCP Plates – Leon Mora, MD. LLRS-NA. New York, July 2013

VI International Meeting on External Fixation,  Guadalajara, Mexico. June 26-29

International Guest Speaker


  1. Osteotomies – rules; surgical plan.
  2. Segmental bone defects – reconstruction techniques.
  3. Reconstructive surgery of the hip when the RTC fails.
  4. Bone elongations in children – alternatives and complications
  5. Reconstruction of humerus and elbow with external tutors.
  6. Approach to the patient with osteomyelitis (clinical pathophysiology and diagnosis).
  7. Early replacement of the bracket to the LCP plate
  8. Arthrodesis of the knee in an infected knee prosthesis. 

III International Course on Reconstructive orthopedics and bone lengthening and infection.  Santa Marta, Colombia. March 7-9, 2013. Guest speaker.

Lecture: Crossfire between internal and external fixation of tibial pilon fractures. 

III Course on Assessment and decision making in lower limb angular deformities.  Madrid, Spain February 28-March 2, 2013.


  1. Monolateral/ExFix monolateral external fixation,
  2. Osteotomies and internal fixation/ osteotomies and internal fixation.
  3. Osteotomies and external fixation/ osteotomies and external fixation.
  1. Workshop- Mechanical planning

AO Advanced Trauma Course for the treatment of fractures.  Melgar, Colombia. February 20–23, 2013 National Guest Instructor.  


  1.  Non-Union 
  2.  Infection after osteosynthesis

Mexican Meeting of Orthopecis and Traumatology. Mazatlán, México.  November 5-10, 2012.

International Guest Speaker 


  1. Severe soft tissue trauma – Damage control and external fixation.
  2. Approach to the patient with osteomyelitis (clinical pathophysiology and diagnosis).
  3. Infected non-union and osteomyelitis – current focus.
  4. Bone infection up to date – State of the Art.
  5. Severe knee trauma – amputation vs. reconstruction.

Course on External Fixators. Guayaquil Ecuador. September 27- 28, 2012.

International Guest Speaker.


  1. Osteotomy Planning, more than an X-ray 
  2. Osteotomies – rules and surgical plan 
  3. Where is CORA – hinges and anglers at stakes –  Workshop
  4. Deformities in translation and rotation 
  5. Joint alignment and alignment test 

Soft tissue management in severe elbow trauma and severe foot trauma.

Early change from Tutor to LCP Plate.

National Costa Rica Meeting. September 15 – 21


  1. How to determine the CORA
  2. Bone transport complications
  3. Tibial segmental defect workshop
  4. Management of severe elbow trauma
  5. Soft tissue reconstruction I
  6. Soft tissue reconstruction II 

II External Fixation World Congress. Salvador Bahía, Brasil. September 4-10, 2012.- International Guest Speaker 


  1. Normal alignment, joint orientation
  2. Deformities of the femur (practical exercises)
  3. Deformity in the sagittal plane (practical exercises).
  4. Control and treatment of soft tissues.
  5. Chronic osteomyelitis can be cured?
  6. Conversion in internal fixation

Specific Issues in Traumatology – Barinas, Venezuela June 15, 2012. International Guest Speaker

Lectures on Open Fractures, bone infection, change from guide to plate, segmental bone defects, bone infection protocol.

5th. ASAMI Course of limb lengthening and reconstruction Sao Paulo, Brazil. November 29 – December 6, 2011.  

International Guest Speaker:

  1. Alignment principles
  2. Severe ankle trauma
  3. Replacement of the tutor to the LCP plate
  4. Deformities in the sagittal plane
  5. Soft tissue trauma
  6. Instructor of hands-on workshops

8th. Advanced course in bone lengthening and limb reconstruction, Medellín – Colombia. . October 19-24, 2011General Director and Organizer.

56th National Meeting (SCCOT).  Cartagena, Colombia. May 11-14, 2011

Lecturer in Symposium on reconstructive surgery – hip reconstruction in adults – pelvic support osteotomy.

External fixation course and its complications. SCCOT. Santa Marta, Colombia. March 17 -19, 2011.

AO Course. Principles of treatment of fractures Melgar, Colombia. February 23 – 26 2011. 

General Director:


  1. Olecranon fractures
  2. Recommendations in trauma
  3. Discussion of clinical cases, messages for the orthopedist

Advanced course in reconstructive and child surgery. Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.  February 3-6, 2011.  International Guest Speaker


  1. Reconstruction of limbs bone transport.
  2. Complications of bone elongations.

AO Symposium on knee reconstruction.  Bogotá – Colombia. November, 2010

Guest Speaker

World Congress on External Fixation. Barcelona, ​​Spain. October 2010. Guest Speaker. Ankle reconstruction in complex trauma with the Ilizarov system.

  1. Pre world Congress course on external fixation. Barcelona, ​​Spain.
  2. Course on Correction of deformities and surgical planning.

Co-director with Dr. Paley. Instructor on Diagnostic aids in Malalignment, instructional – sagittal plane, rule osteotomies and surgical plan, knee osteotomies in the sagittal plane – deformities in the oblique plane – ankle and foot reconstruction, ankle and foot reconstruction, alignment test – practical theory, uniapical deformities of the femur, uniapical deformities of the femur). October 2010.

Limb reconstruction course, Buenos Aires – Argentina. August 2011.

International Guest speaker.


  1. Bone tumors and reconstruction: surgical planning
  2. Post-traumatic malalignment
  3. Knee deformities and ligament instability
  4. Alignment test
  5. Complications of lengthening
  6. Presentation of clinical cases
  7. Pelvic support osteotomy
  8. Bone elongations in children
  9. Early change from holder to LCP plates.

XXXVI Ecuadorian Orthopedics and Traumatology Meeting. August 18-21, 2010. International Guest Speaker.

Lectures (55)

  1. Upper limb reconstruction with Ilizarov or Rail
  2. Knee-sparing surgeries: osteotomies and arthrodiastasis
  3. Periarticular fractures of the tibia-treatment alternatives
  4. Ligamentary instability and knee malalignment, approach, and treatment
  5. Skin coverage defects in trauma
  6. Early change from external tutor to internal LCP tutor
  7. External tutors in monolateral or circular children
  8. Bone elongations in children. Alternatives and complications
  9. Pelvic support osteotomy in hip reconstruction
  10. Ankle and foot osteotomies – planning
  11. War wounds and severe trauma of extremities
  12. Infection associated with osteosynthesis material. To do?

Advanced Course on Management of Fractures.  Santa Marta, Colombia. February 2010. 

4º Hands-on Course on lengthening and bone reconstruction. Asami Brazil. December 7 – 12, 2009. International Guest speaker. Mistral ship.

7th Advanced Course on malalignment, bone lengthening and limb reconstruction. Medellin November 4-9. General Director. 

19th. Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland. Sept 4 –11, 2009.  Hands on Workshop Instructor.

Symposium on segmental bone defects.  Limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland.  Sept. 10 – 11, 2009.  International Guest speaker 


  1. Early change from external fixation to internal fixation, tips and tricks – Soft tissue reconstruction without the plastic surgeon.

7º. Advanced Course on malalignment, limb lengthnening and limb reconstruction.  Medellín, Colombia. November 4-9, 2009. 

General Director and Instructor

19th. Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland. USA. Sept 4 – Sept 11 of 2009.

Workshop Instructor and Faculty

Symposium on segmental bone defects.  Limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland.  Sept. 10 – 11, 2009. Internacional Guest Speaker

  1. Early change from external fixation to internal fixation, tips and tricks 
  2. Reconstruction of soft tissues without the plastic surgeon

Radiological protection course. Medellin, August 29-30, 2009.

Symposium on segmental bone defects.  Limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland.  Sept. 10 – 11, 2009.  International Guest speaker 


  1. Early change from external fixation to internal fixation, tips, and tricks – Soft tissue reconstruction without the plastic surgeon.

Symposium on the management of deformities around the knee. Bogotá, Colombia July 4, 2009. Guest speaker. 

  1. Approach to managing the knee with instabilities and deformity.

AO Course on Principles of surgical treatment of fractures. Bogotá – Colombia. March 9-11, 2009 National Guest Speaker.

54th. National Orthopedics and Traumatology Meeting (SCCOT) Cartagena, Colombia, 2009 .

  • Symposium on bone infection: Infection associated with osteosynthesis material.

AAOS Annual meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. USA. International attende. Feb. 25-28 2009.

Podium presentation: “Early change external fixation to internal fixation”.

Course on Pediatric Orthopedics. Instituto Roosevelt. Bogotá, Colombia. November 28-29, 2008.  Guest Speaker.

AATO 2008 Pre-congress conference. External fixation today”. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 21-25, 2008.  International Guest Speaker. (Reconstruction of the humerus, foot and ankle deformities, replacement of external tutor with an internal tutor).

II Course lower limb flaps. Bogotá, Colombia.  September 18 -, 2008. CLEMI. Participant.

AO Course on Principles of surgical treatment of fractures. Medellín, Colombia July 16- 19, 2008. Instructor. AO Faculty. 

53rd NATIONAL CONGRESS (SCCOT). April 2008. Cartagena, Colombia.  April 2008

Foot and ankle reconstruction symposium. Speaker: “Foot and ankle deformities”, “Reconstruction of complex ankle and foot trauma”.

 III. Advanced course of bone lengthening and reconstruction, Santos-Buzios; Brazil. December 8 – 12, 2007. International Guest Speaker.

6th. Advanced course on malalignment, bone lengthening and limb reconstruction. Medellin, Colombia November 13-16. Academic Director. Instructor and Speaker

Word Congress on external fixation, Cairo, Egypt. October 17-19, 2007

International guest Speaker.

SCOOT Course on External fixation and complex trauma. Santa Marta, Colombia. October 5-6, 2007.  National Guest Speaker

Symposium on Segmental bone defects and limb deformity. Baltimore, Maryland. August 30, 2007.  Guest Speaker.

17th. Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland. August 31 – Sep 8, 2007. Workshop Instructor and Guest Speaker.

ASAMI-NA Annual Meeting, Chicago Illinois.  July 19- 23, 2007

AO course on intramedullary nailing and complex fractures. Costa Rica. February 2007.

International Guest Speaker

AO Davos Advanced Course.  Davos, Switzerland. December 8 -16, 2006.

International Guest Speaker. AO Faculty.

Mexican Congress of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2006. Guadalajara. Mexico. International Guest Speaker

Chilean Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SLAOTI).  November, 2006.  International Guest Speaker

Costa Rican National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology. October, 2006.  International Guest Speaker.

16th Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland.  September 1-8, 2006. Instructor 

15th  AO Principles Course. Melgar, Colombia. July 19 -22, 2006. Guest Speaker and Worshop Instructor

Luis Razetti Orthopedic Conference, Barcelona, Venezuela. July 13-15, 2006.  International Guest Speaker.

51th. SCCOT National Congress. Cartagena, Colombia. April 27- May 1, 2006.  Symposium on bone infections. 

5th. Advanced course on malalignment, bone lengthening and limb reconstruction. Managing Director. Medellín, Colombia.  November 17 – 21, 2005. Professor, Speaker and Instructor.

EBI international trauma symposium. Cancun, Mexico. September 20-25, 2005. Guest Speaker

15th. Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore Maryland, September 3-9, 2005.

Workshop Instructor. Former Fellow.

Pediatric Ilizarov system course. Roosevelt Institute, Bogotá, Colombia, June 24 – 25, 2005. Guest Speaker and Instructor

II LCP Internal Fixators Course. Course coordinator. Medellín, Colombia. May 20 – 21, 2005. 

50th. SCCOT National Congress. Cartagena, Colombia. April 27- May 1, 2005.  Guest speaker Lectures:

  1. Knee arthrodesis and bone transport
  2. Imaging in osteomyelitis
  3. Tibia Fracture tutors or non-rhymed nails. 

1st. Symposium on LCP systems- Internal fixators. AO Faculty. International Guest Speaker. San Jose, Costa Rica. April 22-23, 2005.


  1. 1.History of LCP
  2. Biomechanical principles
  3. LCP Clinical Experience
  4. LISS Plates on Femur workshops

1st Ilizarov systems symposium. Cali, Colombia. Guest Speaker. March 18, 2005.


  1. History of Ilizarov
  2. Principles of Ilizarov systems
  3. Principles of malalignment
  4. Presentation of clinical cases and workshops.

3rd. Latin American AO ALUMNI Meeting. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. October 23-30, 2004. International Guest Speaker.


  1. Mippo plate on femur in children between 8-12 years of age
  2. Reconstruction with LCP periprosthetic fracture plates.

Award winner for best work.

1st. Colombian-Panamanian Meeting.  Health Without Borders. Panama City, Panama. October 20-22, 2004. International Guest Speaker.


  1. Open fractures-modern management
  2. Update on War Wounds- update
  3. Update on Nonunion and infected pseudoarthrosis.

Symposium on LCP internal fixation systems – AO SYNTHES, Bogotá, Colombia.  October 4-5, 2004. Guest speaker

14th annual meeting limb lengthening and reconstruction society (ASSAMI NA). Toronto, Canada. July 2004, International Geust Speaker.

Lecture:  Knee arthrodesis and bone transport in several knee trauma or infection cases.

ATOC National Symposium. Advances in complex trauma. Cali, Colombia. July 2004. Invited Guest Speaker.


  1. Tibial Plateau Fracture and Arthroscope
  2. Change from Tutor to Rod in Complex Trauma
  3. Non-reamed nails in Tibial fracture
  4. Post-traumatic malalignment

14th. Annual limb deformity course. Baltimore, Maryland.  September, 2004.

Workshop Instructor.  Former Fellow.

4th. Advanced course on malalignment, bone lengthening and limb reconstruction. Managing Director.

1st. Ibero-american Meting on external fixation. International Guest Speaker.

Lecture: Post-traumatic malalignment.

International AO – AO principles course. National Guest Speaker. 


  1. Direct and indirect reduction methods
  2. Non-reamed nails, relative stability method

SCCOT-SAOT Meeting. Guest Speaker. October 11-13, 2002. Nonunion – pseudoarthrosis treatment strategies. Management of post-traumatic deformities.

Symposium on Ilizarov external fixation systems. Medellín, Colombia. October 5, 2002.  Lecture: Historical review-pin principles and techniques- care of the tutor by the surgeon and patient. Principles of malalignment -angular correction exercises – clinical cases.

47th SCCOT National Congress. Cartagena, Colombia.  May, 2002. Symposium cases of complex trauma.

3rd. Orthofix course – Guest Speaker. Lecture: New technologies in external fixation. Medellín, February 22-23, 2002. Update on treatment of non-union fractures; correction of deformities with external fixators.

Manizales Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.  Seminar workshop advanced external fixation Lectures on periarticular fractures, preoperative planning of external fixation and intramedullary nailing of the tibia.  Guest Speaker Manizales, Colombia. April 28, 2001.

Dynafix-EBI-Suplemedicos. Seminar-workshop on external fixation systems. Preoperative Planning of angular deformities. February 2001.

Symposium of the Bolivarian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology.  Hands-on workshops on external technical tutors and applications, planning. Cartagena, Colombia. Guest Speaker, November 2000.

 Approach to the polytraumatized patient-musculoskeletal trauma. Book Chapter.  Orthopedics and Traumatology, CIB Editorial. 2001. 

Complex, open periarticular fractures, treatment with external braces, advanced hybrid technique. Scientific Article. INFOSYN- Synmed bulletin.

II Complex trauma and advanced external fixation course, San Andrés. Colombia. October 18-22, 2000. General Director


  1. Periarticular Fractures and Hybrid External Stents
  2. Preoperative Planning

Limb malalignment symposium, principles and practical workshop.

Periarticular fractures, Orthofix external fixation course, Medellin, Colombia. March 31, April 1-2, 2000. 

Infected and non-infected pseudoarthrosis of long bones, Orthofix external fixation course, Medellin, Colombia. March 31, April 1-2, 2000.

Symposium on Advances in anti-inflammatory therapy, trauma, and pain. Lima, Perú. March 4, 2000

Symposium on management of postoperative pain, trauma, and pain. Lima, Perú. March 5, 2000.

44th National Meeting Orthopedics and Traumatology (SCCOT). NSAID cox-2 technology and orthopedics, October 28 – 31, 1999.

Photography course for orthopedic surgeons.  Guest speaker.

1st Course of Principles in Malalignment: Distraction osteogenesis, complex trauma, and external fixation course. Guest Speaker, San Jerónimo, Colombia. Organizing Committee Member. 1999.

Hybrid fixators, UPB Tuesday Resident Presentations. AO study group.

Open fractures, SAOT course for general practitioners, 1998-2000

tibia fractures, treatment guidelines. Tuesday Resident Presentations.

Complications in orthopedics, UPB School of Medicine undergraduate lecture.