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Rani Nicola, MD


Date of Birth

Medical Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery

Current assignment

Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Conservative Orthopedic Surgery

Title of qualification awarded

2006: Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna, with honors.

Other qualifications awarded

2012: Specialization in Orthopedics and Trumatology, University of Bologna, with honors.

Positions held
  • 2007-2012: Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute.
  • From June 2014: Medical Director at the Department Simple Structure Conservative Orthopedic Surgery and Innovative Techniques.
  • Fellowship from March 29th to April, 29th, 2016 at the Inselspital Orthopedic Clinic in Berne (CH) in: Hip Preservation Surgery, Tumor Surgery and Pelvic Traumatology.
  • Since 2007 he has been collaborating with the Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank as part of the donor tissue explants team.

Fluent English and German.


Good computer skills (Office, Internet).

Scientific activities

Author of numerous articles in international scientific journals.

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Hip conservative surgery with particular reference to congenital dysplasia and femoro-acetabular impingement (periacetabular osteotomy, mini-open remodeling, surgical hip dislocation).
Treatment of axial and torsional deformities of the lower limbs (hypometry, post traumatic deformities, etc.).
Treatment of osteomyelitis and infections of osteoarticular relevance with external circular fixation (Ilizarov method) and not.
Surgical treatment of pseudoarthroses with biological adjuvants (bone marrow stem cells, platelet gel and homoplastic grafts).