David Martínez Tello

David Martínez Tello

Orthopedics and Traumatology
Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"For me, the most important thing is that the patient, after talking to me, take clear and truthful information about the problem he has and the possible solutions that I as an orthopedist and surgeon can offer him."

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Procedures (6)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
Hip arthroscopy
Knee and Hip Prosthesis Surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Total knee arthroplasty with prosthetic implant
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Medical conditions (35)

Cartilage and joints wear
Fractured bone
Hip pain
Joint pain
Meniscus problems
Achilles tendon rupture
Ankle sprain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Elbow fracture
Femur fracture
Forearm fracture
Fractured ankle
Fractured fingers
Fractured foot
Fractured hand
Fractured hip
Fractured knee
Fractured leg
Fractured shoulder
Fractured wrist
Fractures, dislocations and complications of foot and ankle
Genu valgum
Genu varum
Heel spurs
Hip dysplasia
Knee injury
Knee ligament fracture
Muscle contracture
Muscle Tears
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Trauma rotator cuff
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General Info

About me

I started my studies as a general practitioner without imagining that I would end up being an orthopedist. However, throughout my career I became passionate about this world in which we work with muscles, joints and bones with the aim of repairing or rebuilding something injured to promptly reincorporate the human being to an activity or sport; to bring him back into his life.

I completed my General Medicine studies at the Hispano-American University upon completion, completed my internship at the San Juan de Dios Hospital and later my Social Service at the Golfito Hospital (same place where I was born), later entered the Postgraduate Orthopedics and Traumatology from the University of Costa Rica rotating and performing my surgical practices at the Hospital México, Hospital San Juan de Dios and Hospital Nacional de Niños.
During the last 3 months of specialty, I did a rotation in the Hip and Knee Joint Reconstruction Service at the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires Argentina, this internship served as an orientation to later decide to carry out a subspecialty in Joint Surgery with the Autonomous University of Mexico at the National Institute of Rehabilitation in Mexico City, Federal District.

Currently I am dedicated to the management of musculoskeletal injuries caused by trauma, focusing mostly on joint preservation surgery as well as reconstruction in degenerative injuries.


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  • Articular Surgery High Specialty. Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de México. February 2019 - March 2020
  • Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica. August 2012 - August 2017
  • Doctor in medicine. Universidad Hispanoamericana. January 2005 - December 2009
  • Articular Surgery and Arthroscopy

  • Internship

  • Internship

  • Internship


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. 10997 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • AO Trauma Latin America 100175389
  • Costa Rican Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology 10997
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist
  • Subspecialist is Joint Surgery
  • Infecciones Periprotésicas de Cadera y Rodilla en Hospital San Juan de Dios. Estudio Retrospectivo del año 2014 a 2016
  • Relación entre Proceso Infeccioso y Factores de Riesgo en Infecciones Periprotésicas de Cadera y Rodilla durante los años 2015 y 2016 en Hospital San Juan de Dios
  • Medición de los cambios en los tiempos de relajación en T2 del cartílago articular tibio femoral en pacientes postmeniscectomizados con implantación de sustituto de menisco Actifit® del Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación: 48 meses de seguimiento. 2019