Mexican College of Orthopedics and Traumatology AC MCOT - CMOT
The roots of the orthopedics and traumatology of our country go back to the pre-Hispanic medicine as it is based in the writings of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, where it recounts how the Aztecs demonstrated their ability in the reduction and immobilization of fractures by means of tablets and the use of various plants such as plasters reinforced with vegetable resins, there being evidence of trepanations and surgeries with centromedular tors made from bark of some trees.
It emphasizes the wide knowledge that they had on the herbolaria that was used even by Hernán Cortes in the mitigation of the pain and the inflammation.
After the conquest, medicine was consolidated and enriched with information that was received from the old continent. At the end of the 19th century, orthopedics was practiced by general practitioners.
The Hospital Juárez can be considered as the site where the study of the lesions of the skeletal muscle system begins, where the first radiographic plate was taken in 1908 and Dr. Aureliano Urrutia used astragalectomy as a treatment of the clubfoot.