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Full name Franco Postacchini
Profession Medical Doctor, Orthopaedic Surgeon; Professor of Orthopaedic and traumatology
Actual professional positions Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Associate Professor of Diseases of the Locomotor Apparatus, Hospital MD orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit
Short biographical notes (300 words) Director of the School of Specialisation in Orthopedics and Traumatology of the University "La Sapienza" of Rome from 2003 to present.
Director of the Department of the Locomotor Apparatus, University "La Sapienza" of Rome from 2001 to 2007.
Director of Welfare Department of Orthopaedics of the Policlinico Umberto I from 2004 to 2007.
Director of the Orthopedic Clinic of the University "La Sapienza" of Rome from 1999 to 2001.
President of the Italian Society of Spinal Surgery since 2010,
President of the Italian Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow,
President of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine
President of the European Spine Society,
Vice President of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Editorial Board of 7 scientific journals, including Spine and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution)  
Medline published papers (number) 120
Book chapters  
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Menchetti PP, Postacchini F, Bini W, Canero G. Percutaneous surgical treatment in lumbar spinal stenosis with Aperius-PercLID: indications, surgical technique and results. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:183-6.

Gumina S, Carbone S, Arceri V, Rita A, Vestri AR, Postacchini F. The relationship between chronic type III acromioclavicular joint dislocation and cervical spinepain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Dec 16;10:157.

Cinotti G, Patti AM, Vulcano A, Della Rocca C, Polveroni G, Giannicola G, Postacchini F. Experimental posterolateral spinal fusion with porous ceramics and mesenchymal stem cells. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2004 Jan;86(1):135-42. Erratum in: J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2004 May;86(4):622.

Postacchini F, Giannicola G, Cinotti G. Recovery of motor deficits after microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Sep;84(7):1040-5.

Cinotti G, De Santis P, Nofroni I, Postacchini F.
Stenosis of lumbar intervertebral foramen: anatomic study on predisposing factors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Feb 1;27(3):223-9.

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