Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy
The Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute is the main Italian institute of orthopedics and traumatology. In 1981 the Italian Health Ministry appointed Rizzoli with the status of a 'Scientific research hospital' due to its high level of healthcare in orthopedics and traumatology. In fact, the institute's strength lies in the close integration between healthcare (about 150,000 patients examined and 18,000 orthopedic operations every year) and scientific research, which is carried out in nine laboratories at the institute employing a staff of 300, including doctors, biologists and technicians. Furthermore, the Institute is a site of university teaching.
At the Institute, beyond the basic orthopedic-trauma surgery, extremely specialized operations are performed in the treatment of musculoskeletal tumors, pediatric orthopedic diseases, vertebral, foot and upper limbs pathologies, sports pathologies, degenerative pathologies of ankle and knee, and in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic bone diseases.
Source: http://www.ior.it/en/rizzoli-sicilia/rizzoli-orthopaedics-institute (11/16/2023)