Stefano Zaffagnini

Prof. Zaffagnini is graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, both at the University of Bologna. Since 2008 he is coordinator of the “Sports Traumatology Excellence Centre” of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy) and currently is the Director of the 2nd Clinic Ortopedic and Traumatology at the same Institute. The ongoing commitment to research carried out at the Laboratory of Biomechanics and Technology Innovation of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute allowed Professor Zaffagnini to develop new clinical and surgical techniques, with the aid of computerized surgical techniques, minimally invasive tissue engineering and biological joint replacement. From 1991 to 2017 he published 272 articles on international journals (221 with impact factor) and 88 articles on Italian national journals from 1988 to 2017. In the same period, he also published 337 international abstracts and 125 Italian national abstracts. He was editor of 14 books, associate author of 66 book chapters, 6 monograph chapters and 8 videos. He took part as speaker in 299 International Meetings and 285 Italian National Meetings. He is one of the 4 Italian members of the “ACL Study Group” (the most important scientific society on ACL reconstruction) as well as an active member of many scientific societies: SIOT, SIGASCOT, SIA, IORS, AAOS, AOSSM, ESSKA, ICRS, Magellan Society, ISAKOS, ACL Study Group. He is vice-president of the SIGASCOT society (Italian Society of Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine)
and was both member of the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA (European Society of Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy) from 2006 to 2008, and Chairman of the Arthoscopy Committee of ESSKA from 2008 to 2010. He also was Deputy Chair of the scientific committee of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine) from 2011 to 2013. Clinical work involves him on the general field of orthopaedics and traumatology, with particular focus on sports medicine (articular capsulo-ligament lesions, tendon and cartilaginous lesions, with transplantations of autologous chondrocytes for the repair of cartilaginous and bone defects), reconstruction of the lower and upper limb and regenerative osteo-articular diseases. In the meantime, his main research subjects are computer and robot assisted surgery, biotechnologies, clinical biomechanics, roentgen stereophotogrammetry analysis (RSA), and innovative surgical techniques. He has given his contribute in different European projects and is principal investigator in national projects.