Dr. Antonio Silvestre Muñoz

Principal Investigator
Clinical Associated Group in Traumatology and Orthopedics


Dr. Antonio Silvestre is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valencia (PDI) and Head of the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service at the Clinic Hospital of Valencia. His training as a resident internal doctor was carried out at the Clinic Hospital of Valencia. After completing his period as a resident, he obtained a PhD from the University of Valencia with work on the variability in the incorporation of bone grafts in relation to their size, morphology and adaptation, work that was awarded by the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia, reason for which he was appointed a member of said Academy in 1995.

He is also director of the pathology area of the Locomotor Apparatus at the Health Research Institute – INCLIVA. His main areas of interest and research are osteoarticular vascular and inflammatory disease (osteonecrosis, Perthes, degenerative processes), the use of new technologies in orthopedic surgery (new implant fixation systems, use of robotics), the promotion of plans for Physiotherapy and rehabilitation after reconstructive surgery and “rare diseases in orthopedics”. He has different publications in the indicated lines of research, highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of these collaborations. He has participated in the development of two international patents in collaboration with members of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with whom he has created a “start-up” awarded as the most relevant in the Valencian Community in aspects of biomedicine. He has collaborated in the preparation of national protocols and guides on osteoarticular diseases. He is the author of more than 100 papers and reviews of papers published in different national and international journals, as well as book chapters for teaching and scientific dissemination. He is a reviewer for journals such as the archives of orthopedics trauma surgery (AOTS) and the journal of orthopedics research (JOS). He is vice-president and next president (May 2023) elected of the Valencian Society of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery (SOTOCAV).

Dr. Antonio Silvestre Muñoz
Dr. Antonio Silvestre Muñoz


New insights into the pro-inflammatory and osteoclastogenic profile of circulating monocytes in osteoarthritis patients. Guillem-Llobat P, Marín M, Rouleau M, Silvestre A, Blin-Wakkach C, Ferrándiz M, Guillén M, Ibáñez L. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2024 Jan 30;25(3):1710. doi: 10.3390/ijms25031710. PMID: 38338988

Acute effects of in-hospital resistance training on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Nunez-Cortes R, Lopez-Bueno L, Lopez-Bueno R, Cuenca-Martinez F, Suso-Marti L, Silvestre A, Casana J, Cruz-Montecinos C, Andersen L, Calatayud J. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2023 Nov 22. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002366. PMID: 38063321

Fall classification, incidence and circumstances in patients undergoing total knee replacement. Blasco J, Perez-Maletzki J, Diaz-Diaz B, Silvestre-Munoz A, Martinez-Garrido I, Roig-Casasus S. Scientific Reports. 2022 Nov 18;12(1):19839. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-23258-x. PMID: 36400816

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a cancer fast-track programme. Martinez M, Moragon S, Ortega-Morillo B, Monton-Bueno J, Simon S, Rosello S, Insa A, Viala A, Navarro J, Sanmartin A, Fluixa C, Julve A, Soriano D, Buch E, Pena A, Franco J, Martinez-Jabaloyas J, Marco J, Forner M, Cano A, Silvestre A, Teruel A, Bermejo B, Cervantes A, Chirivella Gonzalez I. Cancer Control. 2022 Jan-Dec;29:10732748221131000. doi: 10.1177/10732748221131000. PMID: 36355430

Osteosarcoma of the Trapezium. Ferrando E, Navarro J, Rojas R, Mata D, Silvestre A. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2021 Aug;46(8):717.e1-717.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.10.011. PMID: 33277099

Reference: DTS18/00177
Title: Desarrollo de un nuevo sistema de fijación intramedular para implantes (prótesis, clavos para fracturas y exoprótesis).
Funding body: Instituto de Salud Carlos III – Cofinanciado FEDER
Principal Investigator: Antonio Silvestre Muñoz
Duration: 2019 – 2021
Total budget: 99.550 €
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Title: Creación de un instrumento de decisión objetivo para la indicación de tratamiento quirúrgico versus conservador en la fractura de cadera
Doctoral candidate: Orts Garcia, Eduardo Javier
Director(s): Avellana Zaragoza, Juan Antonio; Silvestre Muñoz, Antonio; Gomar Sancho, Francisco
Date of the defense: 16/05/2023
University: Universitat de València

Title: Utilización de cótilos de doble movilidad en cirugía protésica de cadera ¿pueden mejorar los óptimos resultados?
Doctoral candidate: Hernández Ferrando, Lorenzo José
Director(s): Silvestre Muñoz, Antonio
Date of the defense: 25/11/2022
University: Universitat de València

Title: The potential of elastic bands to optimize ocular and cardiovascular responses, subjective effort, and performance in squats
Doctoral candidate: Gené Morales, Javier
Director(s): Salvador Palmer, María Rosario; Gené Sampedro, Andrés; Colado Sánchez, Juan Carlos
Date of the defense: 07/04/2022
University: Universitat de València