Publications

Impairment of PTX3 expression in osteoblasts: a key element for osteoporosis.
Cell Death Dis 2017 Oct 12;8(10):e3125. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, "Tor Vergata" University of Rome, "Policlinico Tor Vergata" Foundation, Viale Oxford 1, Rome 00133, Italy.

Fluorquinolones and the Risk of Achilles Tendon Disorders: Update on a Neglected Complication.
Urology 2017 Oct 23. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
Full Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona, University of Salerno, Italy; Full Professor, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, United Kingdom.


Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Effective and Safe in Chronic Distal Biceps Tendinopathy.
Clin J Sport Med 2017 Sep;27(5):430-437
*SUN Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Division of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; †OrthoTrauma Evaluation Institute, Mainz, Germany; ‡Centre for Sports and Excercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom; §Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, School of Medicine, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy; and ¶Extracorporeal Shock Wave Research Unit, Department of Anatomy II, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany.


Novel Superparamagnetic Microdevices Based on Magnetized PLGA/PLA Microparticles Obtained by Supercritical Fluid Emulsion and Coating by Carboxybetaine-Functionalized Chitosan Allowing the Tuneable Release of Therapeutics.
J Pharm Sci 2017 Aug 10;106(8):2097-2105. Epub 2017 May 10.
Supercritical Fluids Lab., Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 84084 Fisciano, SA, Italy; Translational Medicine Lab., Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende, 84081 Baronissi, SA, Italy. Electronic address:

Static tensioning promotes hamstring tendons force relaxation more reliably than cycling tensioning.
Knee 2017 Aug 23;24(4):775-781. Epub 2017 May 23.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England. Electronic address:

Surgery for Tendinopathy of the Main Body of the Achilles Tendon: No Need to Look for New Solutions When the "Old Ones" Work, if Performed Well.
J Foot Ankle Surg 2017 Sep - Oct;56(5):929
Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Can a Repeated Sprint Ability Test Help Clear a Previously Injured Soccer Player for Fully Functional Return to Activity? A Pilot Study.
Clin J Sport Med 2017 Jul;27(4):361-368
*University eCampus, Novedrate, Italy; †Sardinia Committee, Italian Olympic Committee, Cagliari, Italy; ‡Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Croatia; §Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, School of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; ¶School of Public Health, Department of Health Sciences (DISSAL), Genoa University, Genoa, Italy; ‖Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy; **Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, United Kingdom; ††Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; ‡‡Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Sciences, Univ. Estadual Paulista-UNESP, Bauru, Brazil; and §§Science Life, Orde Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports, Netanya, Israel.

I.S.Mu.L.T. first-time patellar dislocation guidelines.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2017 Jan-Mar;7(1):1-10. Epub 2017 May 10.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Combined supplementation of ascorbic acid and thyroid hormone T3 affects tenocyte proliferation. The effect of ascorbic acid in the production of nitric oxide.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2017 Jan-Mar;7(1):11-18. Epub 2017 May 10.
UOC of Immunohaematology and Transfusion Medicine, Laboratory of Stem Cells, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara, Italy.

Therapeutic Ultrasound in Navicular Stress Injuries in Elite Track and Field Athletes.
Clin J Sport Med 2017 May;27(3):278-282
*National Track & Field Centre, Sports Injury Clinic, Sports Medicine Clinic of S.E.G.A.S., Thessaloniki, Greece; †General Clinic-EUROMEDICA, Thessaloniki, Greece; ‡Asclepios Diagnostic Center, Thessaloniki, Greece; §Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; and ¶Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Jumping exercise preserves bone mineral density and mechanical properties in osteopenic ovariectomized rats even following established osteopenia.
Osteoporos Int 2017 Apr 26;28(4):1461-1471. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Rehabilitation of Locomotor Apparatus, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, 3900 Bandeirantes Avenue, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Revision Surgery of the Knee.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2017 Mar;25(1)
*Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy †Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, England.

Preoperative Planning for ACL Revision Surgery.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2017 Mar;25(1):19-29
*Unit of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Hesperia Hospital, Via Arqua', Modena †Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Ferrara, Via Aldo Moro ‡Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery, University of Salerno, Italy §Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London ∥Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

Revision Surgery for Failed Patellar Tendinopathy Exploration.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2017 Mar;25(1):36-40
*Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno ‡Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, School of Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Rome, Italy †Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

The Management of Extensor Mechanism Disruption After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2017 Mar;25(1):41-50
*Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno ‡Department Upper and Lower Limb Surgery Unit, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Rome §Department BIOMORF, University Policlinic "Gaetano Martino", University of Messina, Messina, Italy †Institute of Health Sciences Education, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Surgical Treatment for Failure of Repair of Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Rupture With Ipsilateral Hamstring Tendon Graft.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2017 Mar;25(1):51-55
*Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno, Salerno ‡Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy †Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

Viscosupplementation with intra-articular hyaluronic acid for hip disorders. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Jul-Sep;6(3):293-299. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
Head of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona, University of Salerno, Italy; Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

Female athletes and menstrual disorders: a pilot study.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):183-187. Epub 2016 Sep 17.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders Faculty of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Elastin: a possible genetic biomarker for more severe ligament injuries in elite soccer. A pilot study.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):188-192. Epub 2016 Sep 17.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders Faculty of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Diagnostic performance of volume and limited oblique MRI of the anterior cruciate ligament compared to knee arthroscopy.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):216-223. Epub 2016 Sep 17.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders Faculty of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Wrist arthroscopy in the management of articular distal radius fractures.
Br Med Bull 2016 Sep 22;119(1):157-65. Epub 2016 Aug 22.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK

Arthroscopic treatment of tibial eminence fracture: a systematic review of different fixation methods.
Br Med Bull 2016 Jun 5;118(1):73-90. Epub 2016 May 5.
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Salerno, Italy Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Queen Mary University of London Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry , Mile End Hospital London, UK

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum in Dupuytren's contracture: a systematic review.
Br Med Bull 2016 Jun 5;118(1):149-58. Epub 2016 May 5.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentirstry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4 DG, UK

Core decompression versus other joint preserving treatments for osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a meta-analysis.
Br Med Bull 2016 Jun;118(1):33-49
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine and Dentistry, Salerno, Italy Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal - Basic principles and recommendations in clinical and field Science Research: 2016 Update.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Jan-Mar;6(1):1-5. Epub 2016 May 19.
Head of Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London Bart and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital London, UK.

Acute augmentation for interstitial insufficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. A two to five year clinical and radiographic study.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2016 Jan-Mar;6(1):58-63. Epub 2016 May 19.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine, Salerno, Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.


Development of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS BrP): a cross-cultural adaptation with reliability and construct validity evaluation.
BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil 2016 21;8:11. Epub 2016 Apr 21.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine and Surgery, Salerno, Italy ; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

Soft Tissue Endoscopy.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2016 Mar;24(1)
*Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy †Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, England.

Endoscopic-assisted Repair of Neglected Rupture or Rerupture After Primary Repair of Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2016 Mar;24(1):34-7
*Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong SAR, China †Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Institute of Health Sciences Education, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

Endoscopic Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer for Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture.
Sports Med Arthrosc 2016 Mar;24(1):38-41
*Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Hong Kong †Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong ‡Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Mile, End Hospital, London, UK.

Hormones and tendinopathies: the current evidence.
Br Med Bull 2016 Mar 19;117(1):39-58. Epub 2016 Jan 19.
Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London Barts, London, UK The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital London, London, UK Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy

Regeneration techniques for bone-to-tendon and muscle-to-tendon interfaces reconstruction.
Br Med Bull 2016 Mar 2;117(1):25-37. Epub 2016 Feb 2.
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, Fisciano, SA 84084, Italy NANO_MATES, Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, Fisciano, SA 84084, Italy.

I.S.Mu.L.T - Rotator Cuff Tears Guidelines.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2015 Oct-Dec;5(4):227-63. Epub 2016 Feb 13.
Head of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona, University of Salerno, Italy; Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, London, UK.

High-Volume Image-Guided Injection for Recalcitrant Patellar Tendinopathy in Athletes.
Clin J Sport Med 2016 Jan;26(1):12-6
*Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy; †Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, United Kingdom; ‡Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Ospedale Sant'Anna, Como, Italy; §Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Rome, Rome, Italy; ¶Department of Sports Traumatology, Dynamic Center, Angri, Italy; and ‖Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy.

Microfracture produces inferior outcomes to other cartilage repair techniques in chondral injuries in the paediatric knee.
Br Med Bull 2015 21;116:93-103. Epub 2015 Oct 21.
Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine and Dentistry, Salerno, Italy Queen Mary University of London, London, UK Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, London, UK

PKCε as a novel promoter of skeletal muscle differentiation and regeneration.
Exp Cell Res 2015 Nov 30;339(1):10-9. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences (S.Bi.Bi.T.), University of Parma, Via Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy; Centre for Molecular and Translational Oncology (COMT), University of Parma, Italy; Sport and Exercise Medicine Center (SEM), University of Parma, Italy.

Teriparatide in Fracture Non-Unions.
Transl Med UniSa 2015 May-Aug;12:47-53. Epub 2014 Sep 1.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy ; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine ; Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England.

Active knee range of motion assessment in elite track and field athletes: normative values.
Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 2015 Jul-Sep;5(3):203-7. Epub 2015 Oct 20.
Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK ; Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Baronissi, Salerno, Italy.

Osteotomies for Managing Varus and Valgus Malalignment with Total Ankle Replacement.
Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2015 Oct 18;32(4):529-42. Epub 2015 Jul 18.
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, 89100 Italy; Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London E1 4DG, UK. Electronic address:

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