Dr. Francisco Castro

FranciscoCastro Domínguez

Specialty:
Rheumatology
Serving specialties:
  • Reumatología
Hospitals where he/she works:
  • Centro Médico Teknon
Consultation: Despacho 52
General Information
Dr. Francisco Castro Domínguez holds his MD degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela. As part of his studies, he made a stay at the Humboldt University of Berlin, attending the Hospital de la Charité.
Years later, he received his specialization in Rheumatology after completing his residency at the Hospital del Mar i l'Esperança in Barcelona. He performed a subspecialization in knee osteoarthritis and sports medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital of the University of Sydney and completed his training with a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Barcelona and a doctoral researcher fellowship at the Cartilage and Inflammation Research Unit at the Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques Institute.
He currently holds the position of coordinator for the Spanish Society of Rheumatology Osteoarthritis Working Group, collaborating as a researcher in several multidisciplinary projects aimed to address the knee osteoarthritis phenotypes, as well as an advisor for several related institutional projects addressing the shared decision-making process and the quality of care for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis.
Techniques
  • Expert in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
  • Expert in interventional techniques under ultrasound control such as diagnostic arthrocentesis and therapeutic infiltrations.
  • Expert in regenerative medicine techniques with biologic and cellular therapies for the treatment of sports injuries and pathology due to joint wear and tear.
  • Assessment and study of synovial fluid under polarized light optical microscopy.
  • Advanced interpretation of bone densitometry for osteoporosis.
  • Periungual capillaroscopy for the study of systemic autoimmune diseases.
Diseases:
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Foot osteoarthritis
  • Nodular hand osteoarthritis
  • Erosive hand osteoarthritis
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Cervicocobrachialgia
  • Neck pain
  • Lumbar osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain and sciatica
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Palindromic rheumatism
  • Psoriasic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reiter syndrome
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Microcrystalline arthropathies: Gout. Chondrocalcinosis.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Central and peripheral pain sensitization syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Behcet's disease
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Paget's disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
Communications and Presentations

More than 50 communications, articles in scientific journals, books and presentations at a national and international level in the fields of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, gout, arthritis, spondylitis and lupus. Coordinator of the round table on osteoarthritis at the national congress of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology and of the annual course on osteoarthritis of the Spanish Society of Rheumatology.

Awards and certifications
  • Spanish Society of Rheumatology.
  • Catalan Society of Rheumatology.
  • Catalan Society of Sports Medicine.
  • Spanish Society of Healthcare Management.
  • EMEUNET European League Against Rheumatism.