Jose Ramon Aranzabal

Jose Ramon Aranzabal

Birth January 12th, 1954 in Mondragon, Gipuzkoa, Spain. Married with Maria Teresa Iriarte.

Hobbies for history, mountaineering, golfing.


Office:Meditegui (since 1998) Arrasate 53 20005 San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa) Euskadi Spain, Europe

Hospital Bidasoa. Osakidetza (in addition since 2002) Finca Zubieta s/n 20280 Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa) Euskadi Spain, Europe

joseramon.aranzabalotaduy(at) & Policlinica Gipuzkoa (in adittion since 2018) Paseo Miramon 174
20014 San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)Euskadi Spain, Europe


Bachiller and Preuniversitario at Colegio Santa María. Marianistas. Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava) Euskadi. Spain.

Study of human medicine at University Complutense of Madrid. Internal Student by opposition in the Chair of Surgery. Prof. Duran-Sacristan. Hospital Clínica de San Carlos. Madrid. Spain. Graduation 1980 (Dr. med. univ.).

Revalida Licenciatura: 1984

Cursos Doctorado: 1985-1988

Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Suficiencia Investigadora): 2007

Ph.D.: Doctoral Thesis: “Treatment of the Chronic Humeral Epicondylopathy with Shockwaves”. EHU-UPV Basque Country University. Grade: Outstanding “cum laude”. April 30’th, 2015.


  • 1980-1985 Hospital Cruz Roja. San
  • 1986-1987 V.A. Medical Center. Chief: James C. Binski. Dayton (Ohio) United States of America as orthopaedic

1987-2001 orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital Cruz Roja. San Sebastian. (Gipuzkoa) Euskadi. Spain

Since 1998 Chief of the Shockwave Department of Meditegui. San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa) Euskadi. Spain

Since 2002 Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital Donostia and Hospital Bidasoa. Osakidetza (Public Health Service). (Gipuzkoa). Spain.

Since 2018 Chief of the Shockwave Department of Policlinica Gipuzkoa. San Sebastian (Gipuzkoa) Euskadi. Spain

Personal skills and competences:

  • Orthopaedic main topics are trauma injuries, joint preservingprocedures arthroscopic knee and shoulder operations) and joint replacements (hip, knee).

Scientific work:

  • More than 10 presentations at national and international meetings and conventions, and teaching work at the Hospital Donostia and Hospital Bidasoa

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy:

  • Since 1998, mostly on treatment of orthopaedic indications in shockwave treatment.
  • Member of the ISMST since 1999.
  • Founder and Member of the SETOC (Spanish Medical Shockwave Society) President of the SETOC 2016-2017
  • President of the ISMST 2017
  • Senator & Compliance Officer of the ISMST


Conflict of interest statement:

  • Jose Ramon Aranzabal has no current financial interests or conflicts with any company producing and trading devices for shockwave therapy.

Used orthopaedic shockwave devices:

  • Dornier Epos Ultra (Dornier Medtech) at Meditegui. San Sebastian. Used since 1998 for high energy shockwave
  • Dornier AR2 (Dornier Medtech) at Meditegui. San Sebastian. Used since 2008 for low energy shockwave
  • Dornier Epos Ultra (Dornier Medtech) at Talkauhin. Policlinica
  • Orthogold 100 / Dermagold 100 (MTS Medical UG) at Talkauhin. Policlinica Gipuzkoa. San Sebastian.