Bologna is one of the most ancient cradles of medical knowledge, as the city hosts one of the oldest medical faculties in the world. Among its best known institutions there is the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, founded in the late nineteenth century, whose history is strictly connected with the evolution and development of the Italian orthopaedic practice of the last 120 years. The present manuscript acknowledges the main contributions by Francesco Rizzoli, Alessandro Codivilla and Vittorio Putti, who prompted the foundation and the international recognition of the Rizzoli Institute and the related Bolognese Orthopaedic School.
- Alessandro Codivilla
- Francesco Rizzoli
- History of orthopaedics
- Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
- Vittorio Putti
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine