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Cesare Faldini

Full Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/33 Orthopaedics

Curriculum vitae

Cesare Faldini, born on the 10th of July in Florence, is Full Professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in University of Bologna and Chairman of Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Bologna Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.

Graduated at Pisa University, since 1996 he was assistant of Professor Sandro Giannini, at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna. Assistant Professor in 2001, Associate Professor in 2006, Chairmen of Department Rizzoli Sicilia from 2011 to 2016.

More than 6000 operations as the first surgeon in the field of joint replacements, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, upper limb and trauma surgery.

More than 2000 Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and Prosthesis Revision Operations as first surgeon: among these, he familiarized with several primary hip implants, such as Medacta AMIS stem (750), Medacta Quadra (300), BHR hip resurfacing (600), ZimmerCone stem (200), Depuy Corail Stem (250), Stryker ABG cemented stems (100), stryker Exeter cemented stem (150), Lubinus SP2 cemented (50), as well as press fit hemispherical and elliptic cups produced by Medacta, Zimmer, Stryker and Linkcompanies.

Recognized instructor for total hip arthroplasty in complex hip deformities such as trauma sequaele, dysplastic hip, slipped capital disease, femoral head necrosis, severe limb shortening, etc.

Instructor for minimally invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty, tissue sparing, blood sparing, fast track recovery.

More than 1000 Spine surgery, such as instrumented lumbar arthrodesis, degenerative scoliosis, spinal stenosis, disc protrusions (author of a book of 250 pages on degenerative spine). The video he performed about Intersomatic Arthrodesis is now a video-chapter of the monograph titled "Advanced Tecniques in Spinal Surgery" of the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons.

Recognized instructor for correction of thoracolumbar scoliosis surgical technique blood sparing and fast recovery.

More than 1000 Foot and ankle surgery performed with minimally invasive techniques, such as Hallux Valgus, Ankle arthritis, lesser toe deformity, flat foot, cavus foot, clubfoot deformities sequaele, severe deformity for poliomyelitis or paralitic foot. Traumasurgery. Professor Faldini performed 2 videos about clubfoot, both of them resulted Awar winner as Best Video in the Multimedia Educational Category in AAOS.

He's a Volunteer Surgeon in developing countries where he operates during his holidays and by self-funding:

The Hospitals he went are all over the world: in Tanzania, in Togo, in Eritreaand in British Guyana. 

From 1999 to present, in collaboration with “Orthopaedics Onlus” association, he put in work a department of pediatric Orthopedics at the Children's Hospital in Mlali (Kongwa,Tanzania). He started the surgical activity in August 2000 as a volunteer surgeon in this hospital and performed a total of 24 expeditions.

Professor Faldini is Visiting Professor & Surgical Instructor at the hospital in Georgetown, Guyana English (2003)

Responsible of the orthopaedics team in St. Jean hospital, Dieu in Afagnan (Togo), as the instructor to train local orthopedic surgeons.

Responsible of the orthopaedics team in Halibet hospital, Asmara ,Eritrea; as the instructor to train local orthopedic surgeons in collaboration with “Annulliamo la Distanza ONLUS” association for 5 expeditions (from 2010 t0 2014)

He's operated over 1500 children affected by serious deformities like clubfoot, varus and valgus knees, cerebral paralysis and poliomyelitis.

He has published more than 40 papers in the “scence citation index” such as Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Edition), Spine, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Biomaterials. Moreover he has published almost 60 papers in international Journals, more than 25 in the Italian Journal of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, almost 40 in scientific journals and books edited in Italy.

He wrote 1 textbook of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and 1 textbook of spine surgery.

He produced over 30 video multimedia programs in the field of orthopaedic surgery, 6 of that were presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons. Three of those resulted award winners.

He has presented 208 lectures in national and international congresses. Between 1999 and 2011 he presented 43 lectures and Scientific Exhibits at the American Acadamey of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society.