Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

Overview of the research lines:

Primary and metastatic bone tumours in adults and children
Benign and sarcoma tumours of soft tissues
Complex reconstruction after wide resections (custom-made prosthesis and extendable prosthesis)
Evaluation of clinical and radiological outcomes in musculoskeletal traumatology
Elective orthopaedic surgery (arthroscopy and prosthesis implants) of hip, knee, and shoulder
Foot and hand surgery
Pediatric orthopaedics surgery


Angelini A, Ceci F, Castellucci P, Graziani T, Polverari G, Trovarelli G, Palmerini E, Ferrari S, Fanti S, Ruggieri P. The role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the detection of osteosarcoma recurrence. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Sep;44(10):1712-1720. doi: 10.1007/s00259-017-3698-0.

Biz C, Sperotto SP, Maschio N, Borella M, Iacobellis C, Ruggieri P. The challenging surgical treatment of closed distal humerus fractures in elderly and octogenarian patients: radiographic and functional outcomes with a minimum follow-up of 24 months. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Oct;137(10):1371-1383. doi: 10.1007/s00402-017-2762-3.

Angelini A, Mavrogenis AF, Trovarelli G, Pala E, Arbelaez P, Casanova J, Berizzi A, Ruggieri P. Extra-articular shoulder resections: outcomes of 54 patients. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Nov;26(11):e337-e345. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.04.019. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Pala E, Trovarelli G, Angelini A, Ruggieri P. Distal femur reconstruction with modular tumour prostheses: a single Institution analysis of implant survival comparing fixed versus rotating hinge knee prostheses. Int Orthop. 2016 Oct;40(10):2171-2180. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

Angelini A, Mavrogenis AF, Trovarelli G, Ferrari S, Picci P, Ruggieri P. Telangiectatic osteosarcoma: a review of 87 cases. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct;142(10):2197-207. doi: 10.1007/s00432-016-2210-8. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

People involved:
Ruggieri Pietro, MD, PhD - Full Professor
Angelini Andrea, MD, PhD - Associate Professor
Berizzi Antonio, MD - Associate Professor
Biz Carlo, MD - Associate Professor

Group members:
Pala Elisa, MD, PhD - Medical doctor