Quality In Musculoskeletal Care
The staff of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi — Italy’s only private orthopaedic hospital with the title of institute for research — is dedicated to treating musculoskeletal disease. The institute is renowned for providing high-volume orthopaedic surgical procedures, for its excellent administration and for its physicians who are active in research and education.
Galeazzi Institute has 14 operating rooms used 5 days a week, one emergency operating room open 24 hours a day, and a hospital with 351 beds, eight of which are for intensive care. The Institute has orthopaedic, maxillofacial, plastic and vascular surgery departments, as well as rehabilitation medicine and neurosurgery departments. Its orthopaedic subspecialties include hand surgery, foot surgery, and hip and knee arthroplasty and surgery, shoulder, sports traumatology, pediatric, trauma, infection and tumor units; there are three spine units at the hospital.
The institute got an unusual start. In 1964, founder Prof. Ernesto Zerbi was chief at Istituto Ortopedico Pini, a leading institution in Milan. Zerbi had strong ideas about how a hospital should be run, and “he was not happy at all about the way in which Istituto Pini was managed at the time,” Roberto Giacometti Ceroni, MD, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Istituto Galeazzi, said.