Training and decades of clinical experience in the treatment of traumatic injuries of athletes and traumatic-degenerative pathologies of the major joints (knee, shoulder, ankle and hip) make Professor Stefano Zaffagnini one of the main Italian and international references in the orthopedic field.
The ongoing commitment to research carried out at the Laboratory of Biomechanics of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute and its particular attention to the functional demands of the patient, allowed to Professor Zaffagnini to develop new clinical and surgical techniques, with the aid of computerized surgical techniques and minimally invasive tissue engineering and biological joint replacement.
The perfect blend of research, professionalism and sensitivity in surgical choices and demands of the patient, allowed to Prof. Zaffagnini to achieve excellent results through the expertise, commitment and innovation.
Professor Stefano Zaffagnini
Full Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in the First Orthopaedic Clinic University of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna
President of the Italian Society of Knee Surgery SIGASCOT
Member of the Italian Society SIOT , SIGASCOT , SIA, IORS
Member of the International Orthopaedic Society : AAOS , AOSSM , ESSKA , ISAKOS , ICRS , MAGELLAN SOCIETY
ACL Study Group ( Italian surgeons is 1 of 4 in the ACL Group)
Number of Surgical Operations performed as First Operator 1993-2013 : 9000
Articles published in National and International Journals : 230
Abstracts International : 270
Publications: 2 books , 16 book chapters, monographs 3 , 6 chapters of monographs, audiovisual 8
International Congresses as Rapporteur: 205
National congresses as a speaker : 200
Reviewer for the following International Journals : American Journal Sports Medicine , KSSTA , Tissue Engineering , British Medical Bulletin, JOSPT , Musculoskeletal Surgery , Cartilage , Othopaedica Acta Scandinavica , Clinical Anatomy
Associate Editor of the International Journal KSSTA American Journal of Sports and Health Scientific
Chairman for the 15th and 16th Congress of the European Society ESSKA GENEVA 2012/ 2014 AMSTERDAM
Teachings currently exercised in Orthopaedics and Traumatology :
School of Specialization in Sports Medicine Bologna since 2005 ,
Degree in Exercise Science Educational Centre of Rimini in 2006,
Degree in Orthopaedic Techniques Educational Centre Bologna since 2008 ,
Bachelor of Nursing Degree Educational Centre of Ravenna since 2009 and teaching center of Rimini in 2012,
School of Specialization in Educational Centre Orthopaedics University of Messina from 2006 to 2009 .