Dr. Giovanni Lucchesi


Paediatric orthopaedist: training in Italy and abroad

Dr. Giovanni Lucchesi is a paediatric orthopaedist who graduated with honors from the University of Messina. He specialised in orthopedics and traumatology at the University of Florence, discussing a multicentric study in paediatric orthopaedics (the Too-Long Anterior Calcaneal Process).

During his training as a paediatric orthopaedist, he worked in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Meyer Pediatric Hospital in Florence. There he had the opportunity to study the diagnosis and the treatment of the congenital clubfoot and hip dysplasia, and the pediatric traumatology. Furthermore, he attended the Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan for one year. There, he learned the techniques of lengthening and correction of complex deformities of the upper and lower limbs through the Ilizarov method, under the guidance of Dr. Alexander Kirienko

He also spent a period in 2021 at the Pediatric Orthopedics Department at the Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre in Lille, directed by Professor Federico Canavese. He studied the diagnosis and surgical treatment of complex malformations of the hip and foot and the neuro-orthopedics clinic. During his training, he also had the opportunity to attend the Structure of Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Hand at the CTO of Florence and the Department of Oncological Orthopaedics.

Paediatric orthopaedist: the projects

He joined the OrtoPediatria group in November 2021. With great enthusiasm, he began working with the other doctors on the project to relaunch and develop children’s orthopedics in Italy and Europe.

He published several articles in international medical journals on pediatric orthopedics. He actively participated in scientific works and was involved in many international conferences on the many aspects of orthopedics in the young age.

Areas of specialization in pediatric orthopedics

He is specialized in the most common problems related to pediatric orthopedics (flatfoot, walking defects, varus-valgus knee, scoliosis, pediatric traumatology, Perthes’ disease, epiphysiolysis…), but over the years he gained experience in the treatment of complex deformities of the upper and lower limbs. Such as congenital pseudoarthrosis, hypoplasia / hemimelias, Blount’s disease, achondroplasia, infectious outcomes, rickets and other skeletal deformities secondary to diseases of bone metabolism, congenital clubfoot, hip dysplasia.

To contact dr. Lucchesi write to: giovanni.lucchesi@ortopediatria.org