Dottor Francesco Iacono is a consultant at the Joint reconstruction of the knee Centre in Humanitas Research Hospital. He is Head of the Operative Unit for Prosthetic Surgery and Joint Biological Reconstruction at Humanitas San Pio X.

Medical areas of interest:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
  • Sport traumatology: ligament reconstructions, treatment of meniscal lesions, meniscal transplants treatment of osteocartilaginous lesions
  • Non prosthetic joint biological reconstructions
  • Knee and hip prosthetic surgery
  • Regenerative arthrosis medicine (infiltrative treatments with growth factors and tissue-derived cells

He began and refined his clinical and surgical activity at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, at the Orthopedic Clinic of the University of Bologna directed by Prof. Pier Giorgio Marchetti and later by Prof. Maurilio Marcacci.

He has devoted himself to scientific research especially in the study of the biomechanical articulation of the normal and prosthetic knee with the use of new radiological and computerized methods, computer assisted prosthetic knee surgery, of regenerative medicine and sports traumatology.

He obtained the National Scientific Habilitation of Fascia II (associate professor) – SC 06/F4 Diseases of the Locomotor System and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on 04.04.2017.

He has taught several courses in knee surgery.

He was an Associate Member of the State Examination Commission for the Medical Surgeon Profession for the years 1994-2000.

He was awarded 2 Scholarships of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute.

He did his PhD in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Bologna from 1998 to 2002 discussing the thesis “Total knee prosthesis surgery assisted by robots”.

He was a 6-month Fellowship in Knee Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Derbyshyre Royal Infirmary in Derby, UK from 05/02/98 to 23/07/98.

From 27 June 2005 to 1 July 2005, he was a surgical fellowship at the Immanuel Hospital Berlin on MIS surgical techniques in total hip replacement by Prof. M. Sparmann.

Author of 1 monograph, co-author of 3 monographs, over 50 articles published in national and international journals. He has participated as a speaker and co-speaker at more than 100 National and International Congresses. He participates and has participated in targeted research projects promoted by the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute and European Research Projects. He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Technologies Committee of S.I.G.A.S.C.O.T. (Italian Society Knee Arthroscopy Sport Cartilage and Orthopedic Technologies).

Research areas of interest:

  • Joint and prosthetic biomechanics of the hip and knee
  • Innovative materials for joint and bone reconstruction
  • Sport traumatology with the development of innovative surgical techniques aimed at an early and optimal functional recovery
  • Regenerative medicine in the perspective of a joint biological reconstruction
  • Computer assisted prosthetic surgery