Spine surgery

Overview of the research lines:

Correction of spinal deformities
Benign and malignant tumors of the spine
Growing patients
Navigation and novel technologies in spine surgery
Degenerative spine disease


Angelini A, Baracco R, Procura A, Nena U, Ruggieri P. Lumbar Stabilization with DSS-HPS® System: Radiological Outcomes and Correlation with Adjacent Segment Degeneration. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Oct 13;11(10):1891. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11101891.

Tsantes AG, Papadopoulos DV, Vrioni G, Sioutis S, Sapkas G, Benzakour A, Benzakour T, Angelini A, Ruggieri P, Mavrogenis AF, World Association Against Infection In Orthopedics And Trauma W A I O T Study Group On Bone And Joint Infection Definitions. Spinal Infections: An Update. Microorganisms. 2020 Mar 27;8(4):476. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8040476.

Igoumenou VG, Mavrogenis AF, Angelini A, Baracco R, Benzakour A, Benzakour T, Bork M, Vazifehdan F, Nena U, Ruggieri P. Complications of spine surgery for metastasis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2020 Jan;30(1):37-56. doi: 10.1007/s00590-019-02541-0.

Angelini A, Pala E, Calabrò T, Maraldi M, Ruggieri P. Prognostic factors in surgical resection of sacral chordoma. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Sep;112(4):344-51. doi: 10.1002/jso.23987.

Angelini A, Ruggieri P. A new surgical technique (modified Osaka technique) of sacral resection by posterior-only approach: description and preliminary results. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Feb 1;38(3):E185-92. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827db1ba.

People involved

Angelini Andrea, MD, PhD – Associate professor
Ruggieri Pietro, MD, PhD – Full professor

Group members

Baracco Riccardo, MD – Medical doctor