Name: Giuliano Cerulli, M.D.
Affiliation: University of Perugia
Title: Director of Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Departments, University of Perugia

Professional Summary:
Professor Cerulli received his M.D. at the University of Perugia in 1971, followed by a Residency in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Sports Medicine, achieved at the Catholic University of Rome in 1974. Since January 1, 2004, Professor Cerulli is Director of the Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Dept. of the University of Perugia. He is also Chief of the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Residency Program and of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.

He is an expert in clinical Biomechanics of the locomotor apparatus and has carried out many studies, in particular for the analysis of some sport specific gestures such as football, basketball, and volleyball. Dr. Cerulli has been one of the first, on an international basis, to support the importance of a not only clinical-morphological-instrumental evaluation, but also a functional, dynamic one of the locomotor apparatus. He developed innovative arthroscopic surgical techniques (knee, shoulder, ankle) and was the first to support the utility of an arthroscopic surgical treatment (through a personal technique) for the acute anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations. He has recently developed the "all-inside" technique for the ACL reconstruction and was the first in Italy to make arthroscopic operations for the lumbar hernia

Professor Cerulli cooperates in scientific researches of sport movements' biomechanics analysis with Professor E. Eriksson (Sweden) and M. Lamontagne (Canada), with whom he created "Let People Move", one of the most appreciated Biomechanical Laboratories in Italy. He is busy in basic and clinical researches of cartilage lesions in cooperation with the University of Umeň, Sweden (Professors R. Lorentzon and H. Alfredson) and with the Clinical Surgical Veterinary Institute, University of Perugia. Dr. Cerulli is also currently busy in basic researches of gene therapy and growth factors in the knee ligaments with Professor R. Lorentzon (Umeň, Sweden) and in studies with Professor V. Migonney (Paris - France) in order to develop a bioactive ligament.

Professor Cerulli is President of SIGASCOT (Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology, Cartilage and New Orthopaedic Technologies) and former President of Efost (European Federation of Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology National Societies) and SI.TRA.S (Italian Society of Sports Traumatology). Up to today Professor Cerulli has performed more than 18,340 surgical operations, has participated in 825 congresses, and has published over 295 scientific papers.

Educational Background:
MD, University of Perugia, Italy, 1971

Lab Contact Info:
Giuliano Cerulli M.D.
Via Pontani 9
06128 Perugia
Phone: +39.(0)75.5058485
Fax: +39.(0)75.5010921