Walter Pascale


Prof. Walter Pascale is the Head of the Knee Surgery and Traumatology Operative Unit II at IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio in Milan and visiting professor at the University of Milan. After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University Federico II of Naples, he specialized in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Milan in 1985. He is a lecturer at the University of Motor Sciences in Rome in the course of Anatomy and Physiology of Joints.

His specific field of interest is Orthopaedic Surgery, with particular regard to ligament reconstructions, Arthrosis Surgery and articular cartilage treatment. As the first operator, Dr. Pascale performed the following interventions: 9,435 knee arthroscopies for various types of injuries (meniscal, cartilaginous), 2,478 ligament reconstructions, 2,204 traumatology operations, 982 total knee arthroplasties, 438 hip arthroplasties, 128 knee osteotomies, 58 shoulder operations, 265 ankle arthroscopies and 212 monocompartimental arthroplasties.

In the field of research, Prof. Walter Pascale carries out studies on knee ligaments and articular cartilage metabolism. His contributions appear in indexed journals, such as Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, Osteo Trauma Care, The Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, Sphera Journal, Orthopedics, Journal of Arthroplasty e Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He published 5 monographs on Orthopedics, Endoscopy Arthroscopy and Laser techniques.

He is an academic at the Roman Academy of Biomedical Sciences and teaches at the Master Course in Knee Surgery at the University of Montpellier. Dr. Pascale collaborates with numerous international institutes, such as the Orthopedic Center University of Munich, Germany, and, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and the Educational Center Arthroscopy in Florida, USA.

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University Federico II of Naples

Degree in Medicine and Surgery – 1979

University of Milan

Specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology – 1985

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Latest publications

L-arginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine, and symmetric dimethylarginine in plasma and synovial fluid of patients with knee osteoarthritis
Med Sci Monit. 2013 Nov 26;19:1057-62. doi: 10.12659/MSM.889275.
Pascale V, Pascale W, Lavanga V, Sansone V, Ferrario P, De Gennaro Colonna V.
The Genesis II in primary total knee replacement: a systematic literature review of clinical outcomes
Knee. 2012 Jan;19(1):8-13. Epub 2011 Apr 14. MINERVA ORTOP TRAUMATOL 2011;62:0-0
Bhandari M, Pascale W, Sprague S, Pascale V.
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Do microfractures improve high tibial osteotomy outcome?
Orthopedics. 2011 Jul 7;34(7):e251-5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-2011 ,0526-06.
Pascale W, Luraghi S, Perico L, Pascale V.
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Does primary or secondary chondrocalcinosis influence long-term survivorship of unicompartmental arthroplasty?
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jul;470(7):1973-9. doi: 10.1007/s11999-011-2211-5. Epub 2011 Dec 13.
Hernigou P, Pascale W, Pascale V, Homma Y, Poignard A.
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Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a hamstring tendon graft with proximal suspension button fixation
W. Pascale , V. Pascale , M. Lavazza
Asymmetric dimethylargine (ADMA): an endonenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase and a novel cardiovascular risk molecule
Med Sci Monit 2009.
Vito DeGennaro Colonna, Mauro Bianchi, Valerio Pascale, Paolo Ferrario, Franca Morelli, Walter Pascale, Livio Tomasoni, MaurizioTuriel
New instrumentation in mis tkr
Sphera journal, 2008
Prevention of venous thromboembolism after knee arthroscopy:six year experience with the low molecular weight nadroparin calcium
Minerva Ortopedica, Vol.58,n 5 , Ottobre 2007
Custom-made Articulating Spacer in Two-stage Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. An Early Follow-up of 14 Cases of at Least 1 Year After Surgery
HSS J. 2007 Sep; 3(2): 159–163.
Valerio Pascale, Walter Pascale,
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Custom made articulated spacer in two stage revision total knee Arthroplasty
The Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2., May 2007
Treatment of femoral neck fractures in elderly patients over 60 years of age - which is the ideal modality of primary joint replacement?
Aggiorn. Ital. Osteos.2006, 12,55-59
Valerio Pascale
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