Luigi Zagra


Prof. Luigi Massimo Zagra is the Head of the Hip Surgery Department I at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan.

His studies began at the University of Milan with a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1991 and continued with specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 1996.

He started his medical career at the Istituto Galeazzi Clinical Institute as a junior assistant, then became assistant and finally the head of the Hip Surgery Department, which he currently directs. He is the visiting professor at the School of Specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the University of Milan and is authorized to teach in the field of musculoskeletal disorders as the first level professor.

He is author and co-author of 130 articles published in national and international journals, as well as invited specialist and speaker at over 500 congresses in Italy and abroad. He has performed more than 5,000 major orthopaedic operations, specializing in hip arthroplasty.

Throughout his career, Prof. Luigi Zagra has been the President of the European Hip Society, President of the Italian Hip Society and member of the Ethical Commission of the European Federation of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Societies (EFORT), which established a code of ethics for European orthopaedic surgeons.

He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Hip Society and the Italian Hip Society, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of EFORT, of International Committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Arthroplasty Registry.

He performs hip and knee replacement surgery on a daily basis for osteoarthritis, particularly in cases of congenital dysplasia, developmental and post-traumatic malformations, rheumatoid arthritis, necrosis in young and old patients, needing special implants to prevent any possible complications. Dealing with problems with previously placed implants, in particular material wear and tear, such as in metal-on-metal or old-generation polyethylene prostheses, painful, loose, unstable, infected prostheses, using tissue-safe and non-invasive methods and the latest ceramic and titanium implants, including cemented ones.

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University of Milan
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1991

University of Milan
Specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology - 1996

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