Álvaro José Barrenechea Coto

Álvaro José Barrenechea Coto

Orthopedics and Traumatology
Patient Demographics: Children, Adult, Elderly

"My main objective is to generate the necessary confidence for the patient, so that they finish the medical consultation without doubts and with a treatment plan.
Your health is my priority. I believe in the importance of preventing your injuries and not just treating them.
My goal is to give maximum functionality to the patient with an individualiz"

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Procedures (20)

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Articular infiltration
Knee arthroscopy
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
Ankle arthroscopy
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
Hip fracture surgery
House visit
Kneecap stabilization
Labrum Shoulder Surgery
Online Medicine
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder and knee injury
Shoulder stabilization
Sports Surgery
Torn meniscus repair surgery
Total knee arthroplasty with prosthetic implant
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Medical conditions (34)

Achilles tendon rupture
Ankle sprain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cartilage and joints wear
Elbow fracture
Femur fracture
Forearm fracture
Fractured ankle
Fractured bone
Fractured fingers
Fractured foot
Fractured hand
Fractured hip
Fractured knee
Fractured leg
Fractured shoulder
Fractured wrist
Hip pain
Joint pain
Knee injury
Knee ligament fracture
Leg pain
Low back pain
Meniscus problems
Muscle pain
Muscle Tears
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Quadriceps tendon strain
Stretched ligaments
Supraspinatus lesions
Trauma rotator cuff
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General Info

About me

I am passionate about human movement, it has always been the engine of my studies. This is why I decided to trace a long path that in the end would allow me to give my patients a unique and complete service: I studied Physical Education and Sports, specialized in resistance training and later trained as a doctor and specialist in orthopedics. This is how today I can give my patients not only the treatment for their injuries but also the formula to prevent them. I do not believe that every injury involves surgery, I am aware of the importance of human movement and sports as an integral part of the treatment of my patients.


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  • Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica. 2020
  • Doctor of medicine and surgery. Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. 2011
  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports. Universidad de Costa Rica. 2005
  • May 26 – May 31, 2015: Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. American College of Sports Medicine. Los Angeles, United States of America.

  • 2014. Latin American Diabetes Course –ALAD 2014. ICOMET. Crown Plaza. San Jose Costa Rica.

  • May 29 to 31, 2014: V Costa Rican Congress of Obesity and Metabolism-CCO

  • May 17 and 18, 2014: Workshop “Building the Ultimate Back. From Rehabilitation to Performance” Dr. Stuart McGill. Santa Paula University.

  • May 12 to 16, 2014: XX International Symposium on Sports Sciences, Exercise and Health. Costa Rica university.

  • Hospital Rotation


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED11300Active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) 1631686
  • American Association of Arthroscopy (AANA) 998315
  • November 23 to 30, 2014: Assessment in Movement Sciences, Biomechanics and Anatomy. Chain of BODYTECH Sports Medical Centers. Bogota Colombia.
  • 2014: XX International Symposium on Sports Sciences, Exercise and Health. Costa Rica university. “Exercise: Universal Medicine”.
  • 2013: Exercise and Nutrition Seminar "The Science of Burning Fat". Multispa Institute. Costa Rica.
  • September 2020 to date: Assistant Physician Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).
  • 2015 to date: Director of Exercise is Medicine Costa Rica.
  • 2013 to date: Founding Member of the Costa Rican Association of Exercise is Medicine Costa Rica.
  • 2012 to date: Medical Director Multispa Health and Training Centers.
  • Aragon-Vargas, L. F., Moncada-Jiménez, J., Hernández, J., Barrenechea, A., & Monge-Alvarado, M. “Evaluation of pre-game hydration status, heat stress, and fluid balance during professional soccer competition”. European Journal of Sport Sciences. 2009.