Me at Humanitas

Operating unit

Centre for Knee Joint Reconstruction

Role in hospital

Head of the Centre for Knee Joint Reconstruction

Medical areas of interest

  • Knee and ankle surgery
  • Sport traumatology: reconstruction of ligamentous structures and meniscal transplants
  • Joint replacement and treatment of infections
  • Surgical and biological treatment of cartilaginous and osteocartilaginous defects
  • Treatment of lower limb deformities

Research areas of interest

  • Sport traumatology with innovative surgical techniques for early functional recovery
  • Regenerative medicine with innovative techniques of cartilage and meniscal bone reconstruction in view of a biological articular reconstruction
  • Use of biological medications as growth promoters and multipotent cells
  • Biomechanical study of the lower limbs focused on new prosthetic designs and corrections of congenital and acquired deformities.


Physiokinesitherapy; Sports Medicine; Orthopedics and Traumatology

Further information of interest

He holds 9 patents and he is the author of more than 400 scientific articles published in international journals, 48 book chapters and 6 monographs.

H Total index extracted from Scopus from 1974 to 2016: 50

H Index for the last 5 years (2012 to 2016) extracted from Scopus: 24

Number of quotations in Scopus from 1974 to 2016: 9,629

He has participated as a faculty member in more than 400 congresses across Europe, Asia and America.

Prof. Maurilio Marcacci has been involved in numerous European research projects, including: Novel Approach: Transnational Postgraduate Education and Training Programme in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Research (NA-TPET-MURR), European School for Training in Orthopedics (ESTRO), Training program on new bio-inspired bone regeneration (BIOINSPIRE) and Composite Phenotypic Triggers for Bone and Cartilage Repair (OPHIS).

  • Image Guided Orthopedic Surgery (IGOS) – 1 January 1996-31 March 1998
  • Mechatronic Invasive Tools for Surgery (MITS) – 1 May 1996-31 July 1999
  • Minimally Invasive Articular Surgery (MIAS) – July 1996-30 June 1999
  • Image Guided Orthopedic Surgery (IGOS II) – 1 January 1998-30 September 1999
  • Subcontract of the Virtual Orthopedic European University (VOEU) Project
  • Innovation materials and technology for a bio-engineered meniscus substitute (MENISCUS) – November 2002 – 30 June 2007
  • A systems approach to tissue engineering processes and products – STEPS – 1 March 2005 – 2008
  • New Bio-ceramization processes applied to vegetable hierarchical structures – TEM-PLANT (2005-2009)
  • Magnetic Scaffolds for in vivo Tissue EngineeRing (MAGISTER) – 1 December 2008 – 2012

Further information of interest

  • Scientific Deputy Director of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute (IOR)
  • Director Department of Orthopedic-Traumatology and Complex Pathologies (IOR)
  • Director of the Complex Orthopedic and Traumatological Clinical Structure I (IOR)
  • Director of the Laboratory of Biomechanics and Technological Innovation (IOR)
  • Director of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Functional Evaluation – Prosthetics Clinic (IOR)
  • Acting Director at SC Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica I, from 1 November 2014 to 1 May 2016 (the name becomes Clinica II);
  • Acting Director at SC Musculoskeletal cellular biology, from 1 December 2014 to the present;
  • Scientific Manager of the Laboratory of Nano-Biotechnology – Rizzoli RIT Department, from 2010 to today

Qualification to practice in the USA (1st part) in January 1978 passing the test of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and reporting the medical portion the score of “75”.

Qualification to practice in the USA (1st part) and passing the test of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

PubMed Personal Publications

Professional experiences

November 2014 – today

Rizzoli Orthopedic Institutes – Bologna, BO

Director of the Department of Orthopedic Pathologies – Complex Traumatology

2015 – today

Rizzoli Orthopedic Institutes – Bologna, BO

Penultimate Position and Activity Description

Alternate Scientific Director


June 1975; October 1985; July 1978

Orthopedics and Traumatology; Physiokinesitherapy; Sports Medicine

University of Pisa; University of Chieti; University of Pisa


Medicine and Surgery

University of Pisa


Academic role

University / Organization

Humanitas University


Full-Time Professor

Description of activity

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Previous role

Full-time Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Bologna | Associate Professor since 1999 | Full-time Professor of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal Apparatus at the University of Bologna since 2004 | Professor Maurilio Marcacci has served as Coordinator of the Degree Course in Orthopedic Techniques since 2012; Director of the First Level University Master in Biomechanics, Pathology and Therapeutic Treatment of the Upper Limb; Director of the School of Specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology (2013-2016).

Scientific Activities

Description of activity

Prof. Marcacci has held institutional roles in numerous scientific societies including: EFFORT, SIOT, ISAKOS, ICRS, SIGASCOT, ESSKA, EKA, ISK, EORS, CAOS, SIRT, SICORMeD. Editorial groups: Editorial Board of the Journal of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Technique, Sphere Medical Journal, Journal of Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery Technique, European Orthopedics and Traumatology.