Virtual Conference
Francisco J. Sobrino

Francisco J. Sobrino

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Service, FREMAP, Madrid. Spain

Title: Overuse injuries in ballet


Ballet is an athletic activity with a marked artistic component, that need a highest technical requirement and repetitive movements. In this way, Overuse injuries , as we have been able to demonstrate in our studies, will be the most frequent injuries in ballet. En dehors, points, plié or portée, between others, are some of the most representative technical gesture of ballet. Related to Ballet disciplines, Classical ballet, Contemporary ballet, Neoclassical ballet, and the Spanish ballet in Spain, are the most important ballet disciplines. The Lower limbs and lumbar spine, are the most frequent anatomical location involved in this injuries, having differences between ballet disciplines, age, profesional seniority, and gender. The patellofemoral Syndrome is the most frequent overuse injuries in ballet, being also frequent the Snapping Hip, Achilles tendinopathy, the mechanical low back pain, or the Os trigonum Syndrome. It will be very important to know about, the biomechanic and pathomechanic of the Ballet specific technical gesture, the intrinsecal and environmental risk factors involved in ballet injuries, the injury-based differences among ballet disciplines as well as the most important preventive measures in ballet.


Dr. Francisco J. Sobrino is a Medical specialist in Traumatology and Orthopedic surgery, developing his professional career in the field of Sports & Dance Traumatology, Labor Traumatology, Arthroscopic surgery and musculoskeletal injuries Prevention. He got his Doctor´s degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid with the qualification of Outstanding Cum laude. He did his Masters in Musculoskeletal System Biomechanics and Medical Specialist in Clinical Anatomy, Functional Anatomy of the Knee and Diploma at Musculoskeletal injuries prevention at Complutense University of Madrid and the Spanish National Health Institute. He has published 18 articles in national and international books and Scientific Journals. He achieved 4 awards at national and international Symposium and Congresses. He is also a Member of the Spanish Scientific Society of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery, Spanish Society of Sports Traumatology, Spanish Society of Labor Traumatology, Member of the International Dance Council (CID) UNESCO.