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Procedures and Treatments:

Hallux Valgus
Hallux Vigiduz
Hammer fingers
Flat feet
Plantar fasciitis
Triple Arthrodesis
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Sprained ankle

Doctor's Profile

“The diagnosis of heel pain in Guatemala tends to simplicity, since it is too often associated with plantar fasciitis. Actually, there are more than 10 reasons that could cause this type of pain and they are common in adults, such as: stress fractures of the heel bone, hernias at the level of the L5-S1 vertebrae, fatty heel atrophy, tarsal tunnel syndrome and compression of the Baxter nerve”. These were the first phrases in our exciting interview with the distinguished traumatologist and orthopedist, Dr. Juan Jorge García

The professional history of Dr. Juan Jorge García has deep family roots. Her vocational path began with the example of her mother, the psychiatrist Georgina Alvarado, founder of the orthopedic and rehabilitation medical services company GARAL. The mother’s early instruction to the deformities and pathologies associated with the foot, as well as her inheritance of the vision of the potential of prostheses to solve the problem of these patients, formed a young visionary, determined and aware of his life purpose.

Dr. García began formal studies at the Francisco Marroquín University in 1998. His time as a student qualifies him as “very happy”, which later invited him to apply for the degree of specialist in Traumatology and Orthopedics at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. The exercise of his profession in Retalhuleu gave him the master experience and opened his mind to the need for a sub-specialization in foot and ankle treatments, which took him nothing more or nothing less than to Spain. Barcelona welcomed him to continue his practice in renowned centers, such as the TEKNON clinic, and next to haute couture characters in the field of Foot and Ankle Surgery, such as Dr. Biladot and Dr. Xavi Martín Oliva. Being back in Guatemala, he attended feet and ankles for two years in the Women’s Orthopedics Module of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS). During this time he treated mainly forefoot pathologies, such as: bunions (Hallux valgus), hammer toes, claw and with limited mobility (Hallux rigidus), instability and deformities of the foot, flat feet, triple arthrodesis, as well as osteoarthritis of the foot middle and back.

Currently, Dr. García works in Guatemala City as a treating physician in GARAL alongside Dr. Carlos Guzmán, also a traumatologist and orthopedist with sub-specialization in shoulder and knee. The objective behind this alliance is the establishment of a comprehensive clinic that offers several types of specialized care. Although it is a center aimed at the athlete, any case related to the mentioned pathologies can be solved from the human and technological resources of the institution. GARAL has at its disposal, in addition to 3D modeling machines for the printing of prostheses, ten different therapeutic modalities, which serve a medical team capable of making high-precision diagnoses. Treatments include traditional methods (eg analgesics, ice and physiotherapy), FDA-approved methods (eg exclusive shockwave therapy and sedative therapy) and surgical procedures (eg tunnel tunnel release tarsus, release of the Baxter nerve, relaxation of the gastrocnemius muscles, partial fasciectomy and joint fusion or arthrodesis). Daily diagnostic tools include x-ray equipment, C-arm and ultrasound. Other services offered by Dr. García in GARAL are: sale and placement of orthopedic products, nutritional evaluation, baropodometry and free parking.

Whatever your diagnosis: tendinitis, enthesitis, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankle, bruises on the feet, deformities, fractures or injuries, in the clinic of Dr. Juan Jorge García you will find yourself, not only with an affectionate man, but in the hands of a real professional. Injuries outside their specialization are referred to the most appropriate medical expert. The constant training in terms of cutting-edge topics and techniques of this doctor assures you the highest quality medical care.

“I try to be as effective and give the right medicines, a combined analgesia many times. I try to avoid complications as much as possible ”- Dr. Juan Jorge García

Professional Affiliations

Student of the Association for Osteosynthesis (AO), Davos, Switzerland.

Official Homologation of the Title of Physician and Surgeon in Spain.

Member of the Spanish Society of Medicine and Surgery of the foot and ankle.

Member of the Spanish Charitable Association.

Courtesy Doctor of the Hospital Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Multimedia Day Hospital, La Paz Hospital Network and Angeles Hospital

Guatemalan Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Guatemala.

Academic Affiliations

1998 – 2001
Baccalaureus Scientiae, School of Medicine, Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2002 – 2007
Medical and Surgeon Degree, Faculty of Medicine, Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2008 – 2011
Phase IV Program Faculty of Medical Sciences University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

Supervised Professional Exercise in Traumatology and Orthopedics, Guatemalan Institute of Social Security – Retalhuleu Regional Hospital.

Fellow Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Remedio / Dr. Xavi Martin, Barcelona, ​​Spain.




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Pediatric flat foot.

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2013 special edition
Back pain in children.