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Castagnini Francesco, MD


Date of Birth

MD, specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Current assignment

Temporary professional assignment (as provided by delib. n.84 of February 27th, 2020)

Title of qualification awarded

2012: Degree in Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. 2012. Final mark: 110/110 cum laude.

Other qualifications awarded

2018: Specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Final mark: 70/70 cum laude.

Positions held
  • 2013-2018: Residency program (orthopaedics and traumatology).
  • 2013-2016: sport traumatology, 2016-2018: joint replacement surgery.
  • 2018-2019: surgeon at private clinics.
  • Italian: mother tongue.
  • English: excellent.
Windows, Office, medical databases, programs for computer-assisted surgery.
Teaching activities

Speaker at several national and international meetings.

Scientific activities
  • Research projects about degenerative joint disease and hip arthroplasty surgery;
  • Author of abstracts, free papers and posters presented at national (SIOT, SIGASCOT, SIA, SIDA) and international (ESSKA, ICRS, AAOS) meetings. Two papers were awarded (SIGSCOT 2014 and ESSKA Consensus Meeting 2015);
  • Author of more than 40 national and international publications, among which 10 book chapters and 30 papers indexed in MedLine, dealing with sport traumatology and hip and knee arthroplasty surgery (more than 200 citations in Scopus);
  • Reviewer for several international journals, among them The Journal of Arthroplasty.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests
Orthopaedics and traumatology of the lower limb, with special regards to:
  • hip and knee arthroplasty surgery (primary and revision procedures);
  • reparative and regenerative cartilage procedures.
Scientific interests particularly focused on hip and knee arthroplasty surgery (tribology, biomaterials, implant positioning, periprosthetic infection).