Clinica Espregueira was founded in 1986 under the direction of Professor João Duarte Espregueira-Mendes, Orthopedist. The first member of the Espregueira-Mendes family to specialize in Orthopedics was João Espregueira-Mendes, who launched his career in 1926. His son, J.M. Espregueira-Mendes MD, was the orthopedic surgeon at FC Porto for a decade until 1989. Currently, Professor J.D. Espregueira-Mendes is the clinical director of Clínica Espregueira (Clínica do Dragão), as well as the president of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Trauma, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) and board member of ISAKOS (International Society of Sports Trauma, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy).
With an area covering 2000 square meters, the clinic inside Estádio do Dragão in Oporto, gathers a group of doctors, nurses and technicians of excellent training, reputation and experience focused in Orthopedics with appointments, surgeries, auxiliary exams and medical treatments.
World Recognition in Sports Medicine
Clínica Espregueira pays special attention to Sports Medicine, supporting, among others, both amateur and professional athletes from Futebol Clube do Porto.
For the last couple of years, Clínica Espregueira has performed surgeries in professional athletes from several sports areas and from all over the world. Amongst them there is Pepe, football player from Real Madrid; Yousef al Sayed, football player from Al Ahli Club of Dubai; Malthe Johansen, football player of Futebol Clube do Porto; Jonas Olsson, football player in the Premier League and the Swedish national team, and Ricardo Rego, European champion and World champion runner up of biathlon.
Acknowledged for its excellence by international surgeons, Clínica Espregueira is honored to have Professor Niek van Dijk in charge of the Ankle Department. The Professor performed a right ankle surgery to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008.
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
With cutting edge equipment and adequate facilities, Clínica Espregueira performs all the necessary medical tests to ensure people practice sports with maximum safety and efficiency. The clinic also provides prevention programs for sports injuries.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Clinica Espregueira, located at Estádio do Dragão, is specially devoted to the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathology and pathology resulting from playing sports. It is equipped with the latest technology and has top professionals in Sports Medicine. The differentiation of the rehabilitation team, the program focused on the athlete, and the innovative techniques and procedures are the fundamental pillars of the rehabilitation programs.
The surgical center at Clinica Espregueira covers all areas of Orthopedics and Traumatology. This center, supervised by Professor Espregueira-Mendes, collaborates with renowned international organizations that advise and treat patients and in education and training of orthopedic surgeons from around the world.
Because of their technical differentiation and constant update, they use the most advanced surgical techniques (particularly the minimally invasive ones) to provide a modern treatment with lower costs and maximum satisfaction. They are pioneers Portugal in Knee ligament plasty, laximetria dynamic joint in MRI, meniscal transplants among others.
If you'd like to learn more about Clínica Espregueira and Medical Port's offers for Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation, Surgery, and Diagnosis & Check-up in Portugal, contact us thru email, phone +351 220 973 751, +351 211 379 718, +351 911 046 197 or by filling out our form. You can also contact us through our free call service to your right.