About me

Professional and academic trajectory

Dr. Moya-Angeler obtained his medical degree at Navarra University medical school. He performed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (via MIR) at FREMAP Hospital in Madrid.

Posteriorly he obtained a PhD with a European mention, graded as Cum Laude by unanimity, at Madrid Complutense University. After his training in Madrid, Joaquin performed three consecutive years of accredited training, by the USA accreditation council of graduate medical education (ACGME), at the United States of America: fellowship in metabolic bone diseases at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) (ranked best hospital in orthopedics and traumatology by the U. S News & World Reports during nine consecutive years) in New York City, fellowship in Joint replacement (hip and knee joint replacement/arthroplasty) at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Centre in State College, Pennsylvania.

More recently, Joaquin, passed the EBOT (European board of orthopedics and traumatology) exam, and is therefore and accredited board-certified surgeon in his specialty.


Dr. Moya-Angeler currently combines his academic position, as an attending surgeon at Arrixaca university hospital in Murcia, with his private practice in Murcia and Madrid. Joaquin nowadays also leads the medical services of the UCAM Murcia football club and closely collaborates with Soriano Trainers in the prevention and treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Scientific trajectory

In the scientific field, Joaquin has participated as a speaker in national and international orthopedic meetings, including those of major relevance leaded by the Spanish, European and American societies: SECOT (Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología), EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology) y AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery) respectively. Likewise, Dr. Moya-Angeler has actively collaborated for the past five years with the SECOT congress scientific committee and moderated a table, about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), at the 51st congress edition. During his last two years of training in Madrid, Joaquin actively participated as a member of the SECOT board of directors committee and was responsible for the development and coordination of all the academic activities for residents at a national level.

During his first year of post- residency training in the US (fellowship), at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Joaquin participated as a senior clinical associate in orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell University Medical College. That same year, Joaquin collaborated as an author of the orthopedic knowledge update book (12th edition), which is, the U.S reference text book in orthopedics and traumatology and was published by the American academy of orthopedics and traumatology (AAOS) in 2017. During his second year of training in New York, Joaquin was awarded with the best fellow research project award among all the orthopedic fellows at Lenox Hill Hospital with the paper: “Isolated polyethylene exchange with increased constraint is comparable to component revision TKA for instability”. The same project was also awarded with the “Clinical Science Research Award 2016” granted by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York.

Joaquin is currently a member of multiple orthopedic associations (SECOT, AAOS, AMA, AAHSKS, AAOSM), serves as a scientific reviewer and critiques articles for the US journal of arthroplasty (one of the reference journals worldwide about hip and knee replacement surgery) and is a member of the SLAOT (Sociedad Latino Americana de Ortopedia y Traumatología) journal editorial committee.

Silberberg J.M, Moya-Angeler J, Martín E, Leyes M, Forriol F. Vertical versus Horizontal Suture Configuration for the Repair of Isolated Type II Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Lesion through a single anterior portal. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthroscopy, 2011 Dec; 27(12): 1605-1613.

Whiting D, Moya-Angeler J, Sierra R. Iliopsoas Bursa-Hip Capsule Connection Leading to Intra-Abdominal Fluid Extravasation during Hip Arthroscopy. Orthopedics 2015 Nov;38(11):1055-8.

Fuentes A, Moya-Angeler J, López Oliva F, Forriol F. Ankle arthrodesis. A clinical, imaging and biomechanical analysis in twenty patients. Foot Ankle International, 2012 Oct; 33(10): 819-827.

Moya-Angeler J, Zambrana L, Westrich G, Lane J. Periprosthesic Atypical Femoral Fracture post Total Hip Replacement in a patient with Osteoarthritis of the Hip and an Ipsilateral Lateral Cortical Femoral Thickening. Hip Int. 2016;23:212-20

Moya-Angeler J, Abril JC, Rodríguez I. Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: Role of Isolated Adductor Tenotomy. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013;23(8):921-5.

Moya-Angeler J, Vaquero J, Forriol F. Surgical induced models of joint degeneration in the ovine stifle: magnetic resonance imaging and histological assessment. Knee 2016 Mar;23(2):212-20.

Gianakos A, Moya-Angeler J, Cornell C, Lane J. The Efficacy of Bisphosphonates with Core Decompression and Mesenchymal Stem Cells Compared with Bisphosphonates Alone in the Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Hip: A retrospective study. HSS J. 2016 Jul;12(2):137-44.

Moya-Angeler J, Bas M, Cooper HJ, Hepinstall MS, Rodríguez JA Scuderi GR. Revision arthroplasty for the management of stiffness after TKA. J Arthroplasty 2017 Jun;32(6):1935-1939.

Moya-Angeler J, J. Vaquero, F. Forriol. Evaluation of knee kinetics during gait, sprint and three hop tests before and after ACL reconstruction with semitendinosus gracilis autograft. J Orthop Traumatol. 2017 Jun;18(2):177-184.

Moya-Angeler J, Bas M, Cooper HJ, Hepinstall MS, Rodríguez JA Scuderi GR. Stiffness after primary TKA. A radiographic analysis with a matched control population. (Resident research award edition) Current Orthopedic Practice Journal 2017 July/August;28(4):383-387

Cooper HJ, Moya-Angeler J, Hepinstall MS, Scuderi GR, Rodríguez JA. An algorithmic approach for the management of symptomatic instability after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2018 Sep;33(9):2946-2951.

Gianakos A, Moya-Angeler J, Sterling Haring R, Li, Greditzer, Lane J. X-Ray inadequate in the diagnosis of subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head: utility of MRI to differentiate SIF from osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis to avoid THA. J Hip Surg 2018;02(01):47-53.

Moya-Angeler J, Gianakos A, Vila J, Ni A, Lane J. Current Concepts on Ostenecrosis of the Femoral Head. World J Orthop 2015 Sep 18; 6(8): 590-601.

Lane JM, Moya-Angeler J, Rodríguez JA. Metabolic bone disease and total hip replacement. What you need to know to prevent complications. November 2018 Edition of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Journal (JAAOS).

Moya-Angeler J, Martínez de Albornoz P, Arroyo J, López G, Forriol F. Plantar Support Pressures Analysis in Patients with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture. J Bone Joint Surg (Br), 2011 vol. 93-B. no. SUPP II 117-118

Ripoll P.L, de Prado M, Yelo J, Moya-Angeler J. Knee Resurfacing in Osteochondral Defects. Outcomes of a 6-years’ Experience. Cuadernos de Artroscopia. Vol 17, fasc.1, nº 41, abril 2010

Tibial Tubercle-Trochlear Groove Distance Reliability, Group Differences, Accuracy, and Threshold for Instability by MRI. Vairo J, Moya-Angeler J. Accepted for publication in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (CORR).

Rebolledo B, Moya-Angeler J, Lane J. Bone and Calcium Metabolism. Orthopedic Knowledge Update 12 Ed. from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Orthopedic Knowledge Update 12 Ed. from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon.

Current concepts on osteonecrosis of the femoral head (2018, Diego Marin)
ISBN 978-84-17514-15-0.
Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Carlos de la Torre

Complex primary total hip replacement. (2018, Diego Marín)
ISBN 978-84-17514-02-0
Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Carlos de la Torre

Stiffness after primary total knee replacement. (2018, Diego Marín)
ISBN 978-84-17514-16-7
Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Carlos de la Torre

Valoración de la degeneración articular de rodilla mediante resonancia magnética. (2018, Diego Marín)
ISBN 978-84-17514-17-4
Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Francisco Forriol, Javier Vaquero

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