Orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists deal with the musculoskeletal system, i.e. bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. They commonly perform operations for bone fractures, joint replacement, muscle, tendon and ligament repairs and can carry out keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery in joints, and infiltrations (injections of steroid and local anaesthetic).

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Dr. Antonio León Garrigosa

Dr. León Garrigosa is a Spanish and American trained specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.


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Qualifications and memberships

MD Licenciate in Medicine and Surgery, University of Salamanca 1994
MIR Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Madrid 1999
PhD Doctor of Medicine, University of Salamanca 2003
Master in Sports Trauma, Murcia 2016
SECOT Spanish Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
SECMA Spanish Society of Hand Surgery
SETRADE Spanish Society of Sports Traumatology
SAMEDE Andalucian Society of Sports Medicine
GEMUSTE Spanish Group for the Study of Muscle and Tendon
OMC College of Doctors of Málaga No. 29-28-48033

Areas of special interest

Arthroscopy of knee, hip and shoulder
Tendon disorders
Minimally invasive surgery
Ultrasound-guided procedures
Reconstruction of knee ligaments
Trauma surgery

Frequently performed operations

Arthroscopy of the knee (meniscal, cartilage and ligaments)
Arthroscopy of the shoulder (rotator cuff, shoulder instability)
Tendon surgery
Peripheral nerve surgery
Minimally invasive surgery of the forefoot


Operates at

Marbella High Care Hospital
Hospital Ceram
Hospital Cenyt
Hospital Banús


Training and background

Dr León qualified in Medicine in Salamanca and then moved to Madrid to train in Orthopaedics and Trauma at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos.

Further experience in the U.S. was gained at Tampa General Hospital (Florida), St Mary’s Hospital Tucson (Arizona) and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

In 2000 he began working in the Hospital Costa del Sol as an Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon.

He received the distinction of Doctor in Medicine, PhD “Cum Laude” unanimously at the University of Salamanca in 2003.

From 2005 he has worked exclusively in the private sector, as Head of department at Hospiten, Hospital Banús and Cenyt Hospital.

He is very involved in sport and treating athletes, participating as the responsible Doctor in multiple events including the first Ironman of Marbella.

At present he runs a busy Orthopaedic and Trauma Unit, and teaches in the University of Murcia (UCAM), is on the Scientific Comittee of SETRADE and the Spanish Group for study of Muscle and Tendon.