regional anesthesia, pain terapy
In these years he has been interested in pain therapy, developing new techniques aimed at the rapid resolution of lumbosciatalgia, radiculitis, back pain, neck pain, knee and hip pain, also using, when necessary, effective strategies aimed at to weight loss. The Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR) is also interested in the safety of the orthopedic surgical patient, in terms of prevention and control of bleeding and pain during and after surgery, prevention of thromboembolic and infectious complications, homologous blood saving strategies, anesthesia and regional analgesia. At the IOR in 1979 he introduced hemodilution, in 1984 the intraoperative recovery and in 1985 (first in the world) postoperative recovery, in 1992 the regional analgesia, first in hospital and later also at home; in 2004 he discovered the therapy for the healing of the phantom limb syndrome and in 2007 the one for the rapid resolution of acute, subacute and chronic low back pain, sciatica and cruralgia. His commitment to this has contributed to making the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute at the forefront of the world in the field of blood savings, anesthesia, regional analgesia and pain therapy. Over 500 Italian and foreign colleagues, European and extra-continental, visited the operating rooms of the IOR and attended courses directed by prof. Battista Borghi, to learn and / or improve on the techniques of autotransfusion, anesthesia and regional analgesia and pain therapy.