Dr Jordi Vega is an associate professor working in the University of Barcelona, Spain.
He is an orthopaedic surgeon, specialized in Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine, practicing in iMove-Tres Torres, and Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he is a Foot and Ankle sports medicine consultant in the Montchoisi Clinique, Lausanne-Switzerland.
He is the current president of MIFAS (Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society). In addition, he is the chief of the EFAS (European Foot and Ankle Society) Research Committee, and member of the EFAS Travelling Fellowship Committee. He is also an active member of other societies as ESSKA-AFAS, ISAKOS and the AIG (Ankle Instability group).
As a researcher, Jordi Vega has a very active scientific activity. He described for the first time the ankle microinstability concept, or the lateral fibulotalocalcaneal ligament complex. In addition, he has developed many foot and ankle arthroscopic techniques as: The arthroscopic all-inside lateral and medial ligaments repair to treat ankle instability; The tendoscopic fibular groove deepening to treat peroneal tendons instability; The endoscopic Achilles tendon reinforcement with anchors after Haglund resection; The arthroscopic transfer of the distal fascicle of the anterior tibiofibular ligament (Bassett’s ligament) when ankle instability and absence of ATFL remnant.
He has published close to one hundred international papers, and has participated in many international books. Recently, Jordi Vega was one of the co-editors of the foot and ankle special issue in the KSSTA.