September Featured Authors

Gian Andrea Lucidi, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy

From the September issue: Risk Factors Affecting the Survival Rate of Collagen Meniscal Implant for Partial Meniscal Deficiency: An Analysis of 156 Consecutive Cases at a Mean 10 Years of Follow-up

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Lucidi and Dr. Zaffagnini discuss their article in the September issue.

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Gian Andrea Lucidi is a PGY5 Orthopaedic resident working at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. In 2016, he was the top-ranked candidate amongst all Italian orthopedic surgery residency candidates. In 2021, he was awarded with the inaugural ESSKA-Pittsburgh fellowship, where he has had the opportunity to work with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Volker Musahl, and Dr. Richard Debski in clinical and biomechanical research. In 2022, he won the “young investigator award in clinical science” at the biennial ESSKA-congress.

Stefano Zaffagnini, MD
Il Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy

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Professor Zaffagnini is the head of knee surgery unit at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. He trained at the University of Bologna under the guidance of Professor Marcacci. He performed clinical fellowship at the Pittsburgh University in 1992 and he was ESSKA-AOSSM travelling fellow in 1996. His clinical practice and research are focused on ACL, meniscus treatment including scaffold and transplant, osteotomy and knee preservation surgery. He published more than 350 articles on indexed journal.

Selected Other Published Work

The Contribution of Partial Meniscectomy to Preoperative Laxity and Laxity After Anatomic Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: In Vivo Kinematics with Navigation. Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Lucidi GA, Macchiarola L, Raggi F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Nov;47(13):3203-3211.

Prospective long-term outcomes of the medial collagen meniscus implant versus partial medial meniscectomy: a minimum 10-year follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Lopomo N, Bruni D, Giordano G, Ravazzolo G, Molinari M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):977-85.

Arthroscopic collagen meniscus implantation for partial lateral meniscal defects: a 2-year minimum follow-up study. Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Bulgheroni P, Bulgheroni E, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Kon E, Filardo G, Busacca M, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2281-8.

Polyurethane Meniscal Scaffold for the Treatment of Partial Meniscal Deficiency: 5-Year Follow-up Outcomes: A European Multicentric Study. Toanen C, Dhollander A, Bulgheroni P, Filardo G, Zaffagnini S, Spalding T, Monllau JC, Gelber P, Verdonk R, Beaufils P, Pujol N, Bulgheroni E, Asplin L, Verdonk P. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1347-1355.

Meniscal allograft transplantation without bone plugs: a 3-year minimum follow-up study. Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Grassi A, Bonanzinga T, Nitri M, Bondi A, Molinari M, Rimondi E. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):395-403

Long-term Outcomes and Survivorship of Fresh-Frozen Meniscal Allograft Transplant With Soft Tissue Fixation: Minimum 10-Year Follow-up Study. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Coco V, Romandini I, Filardo G, Neri MP, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2360-2369.

Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation? Midterm Results in Active Patients. Zaffagnini S, Grassi A, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Benzi A, Roberti di Sarsina T, Signorelli C, Raggi F, Marcacci M. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):625-32

The Lateral Femoral Notch Sign Is Correlated With Increased Rotatory Laxity After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Pivot Shift Quantification With A Surgical Navigation System. Lucidi GA, Grassi A, Di Paolo S, Agostinone P, Neri MP, Macchiarola L, Dal Fabbro G, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(3):649-655.

More Than a 2-Fold Risk of Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Compared With Ipsilateral Graft Failure 10 Years After Primary Reconstruction. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Stefanelli F, Neri M, Silvestri A, Della Villa F, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):310-317.  

Ten-Year Survivorship, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, and Patient Acceptable Symptom State After Over-the-Top Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Lateral Extra-articular Reconstruction: Analysis of 267 Consecutive Cases. Grassi A, Macchiarola L, Lucidi GA, Silvestri A, Dal Fabbro G, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Feb;49(2):374-383.

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