The Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute is a centre of excellence on several fronts: from the treatment of scoliosis and deformity to that of sports diseases - articular capsulo-ligament injuries and tendon injuries - also by transplantation of autologous chondrocytes; from the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic diseases to the treatment of tumors of the musculoskeletal system.
Work of excellence also includes the implantation of hip prostheses (primary and revision), the treatment of traumatic and degenerative lesions of the limbs, the implantation of prostheses and the treatment of diseases of the knee, ankle, and foot.
The clinical work of prosthesis implantation and revision is supported by the scientific research of several laboratories where research is made into the improvement of the design, prosthetic materials, and techniques used in these operations. In very complex cases the physician can perform a computer simulation of the surgical operation to know in advance the difficulties that might arise in the operating room.
At Rizzoli excellence in orthopaedic surgery is offered by various consultants who ensure highest quality service, among these: Prof. Davide Donati, MD; prof. Cesare Faldini, MD; Alessandro Gasbarrini, MD; Mauro Girolami, MD; Roberto Rotini, MD; prof. Francesco Traina, MD; prof. Stefano Zaffagnini, MD.