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Russo Alessandro, MD


Date of Birth

Medical Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery

Current assignment

Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, II Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Title of qualification awarded

October 19th, 2000: Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, with final mark 110/110 cum laude, with a thesis in orthopedics entitled "Computer-assisted orthopedic surgery". Supervisor: Prof. PG Marchetti.

Other qualifications awarded

He received his specialty in Orthopedics on November 3rd, 2005, with final mark 70/70 with honors, with the thesis "The mobile meniscus total knee prosthesis: evaluation of fixation and polyethylene deformation through stereophotogrammetric technique at 5 years". Supervisor: Prof. Maurilio Marcacci. He received his PhD at the University of Bologna in June 2009.

Positions held
  • From March 22nd, 2006, he had a contract for professional services at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, where he performed assistencial activities at the III Clinical of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department directed by Prof. M.Marcacci, and research activities at the Biomechanics Laboratory directed by Prof. M.Marcacci.
  • From January 3rd, 2011 he is a permanent staff member at the II Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department and at the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory (RIT-Rizzoli) directed by Prof. M.Marcacci.

English: fluent.


Using Office applications and the Internet.

Teaching activities

He conducts research at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute and at the University of Bologna as part of the Nanotechnology for bone and osteochondral regeneration and for the development of wear-resistant prosthetic materials. He’s member of the leading European scientific society, and has participated as speaker at numerous international conferences. He’s the author of 36 publications in international print journals.

Scientific activities

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterial for Orthopaedic application.

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Sports traumatology, bone and cartilage reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, surgical prosthetic knee and hip.


Positioning Device for Ultrasound Probe
Ultrasound probe positioning device suitable for use mainly on a patient’s knee. The Patent has not yet come out of the secrecy period. It is not yet possible to publish more detailed information. For information contact the Technology Transfer Office.  
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