Sports Traumatology

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi

key figures 


  • Knee Instability
  • Ankle Instability
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Children's and Adolescent's knee problems
  • Regenerative Medicine 


  • 475 hospitalizations per year
  • 434 Day hospitals per year


Center for Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery (C.T.S.) of the Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute has been managing sports-related injuries for over 20 years and is considered to be a department of medical excellence.

The Center has always worked in close synergy with the world of professional sport. It’s proud of long-term collaborations with the National Rugby Team, the Medical Commission of the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI), A Series football teams (such as Milan and Inter), as well as with multiple Olympic athletes.

In its twenty years of experience, the Center has integrated a treatment of the most common sports injuries to the study of epidemiological data and specific sports traumas, thanks to the close synergy created with the world of professional sport. The pathologies and injuries treated are the most common in all sports, but with a careful and aware eye on the specific sports traumas. Among which:

  • muscle and tendon injuries;
  • joint injuries both from trauma and work overload;
  • cartilaginous, meniscal, and capsule-ligament injuries of the knee;
  • capsule-ligament injuries (common for shoulder and ankle).

The Center also carries out prosthetic knee and hip surgery with minimally invasive approaches.



Innovative surgical techniques

Therapeutic indications are implemented thanks to advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques of ligament reconstruction, treatment of meniscal lesions and treatment of cartilage lesions embracing a conservative approach.

Personalized care

The synergies with the world of professional sports have allowed the Center to apply a philosophy of personalized care to all sports injuries in order to follow the patient in a targeted way: from the moment of injury till return to sports’ performance.


Thanks to the continuous modernization, the Center for Sports Traumatology manages all cases with an innovative, custom made and multidisciplinary surgical approach, aimed at the return of an athlete in full physical shape. Particular attention is given to the pediatric patients who may present injuries that are difficult to classify and manage if not approached correctly.


Medical staff provides the patient with the relevant knowledge based on the latest scientific evidence and adapted to daily life thanks to twenty years of experience in professional sport.

Mesenchymal cell treatments

In addition to the surgical services at 360°, special attention is paid to an innovative therapeutic solution such as infiltrations of growth factors or mesenchymal cells. It’s possible thanks to the close collaboration with the RE.GA.IN.® center of which the C.T.S. was one of the first and main promoters and collaborators.

Recovery programs

Continuous collaboration and discussion between Physiatrists and Physiotherapists allow to set up individual physiotherapy programs with the aim of returning to practice in the biological healing times. This type of approach is used for any patient who is, always and in any case, considered as a "professional athlete" based on the functional requests of the case.

Main Pathologies Treated:

  • Chondral and Tendon Disease

Top Procedures:

  • Mesenchymal cells and growth factors injections