Professor Nicola Maffulli
Consultant Orthopedic and Sports Injury Surgeons
Professor Maffulli has published more than 900 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and 12 books on Orthopaedic Surgery and in Sports Medicine. Professor Maffulli has particular scientific interest in the physiopathology of sports injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament and tendon injuries, and great expertise in arthroscopic techniques of the knee and foot and ankle. He was Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine (2001-2008), Centre Lead and Professor of Sports and Exercise Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London (2008-2013), and has now taken up the Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Salerno University School of Medicine, Italy, maintaining an Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine.
A keen athlete in his younger day, his old dream of going to the Olympics has been granted in London: he has been the Field of Play doctor for the Olympic Wrestling Tournament, and has lead a group of seven orthopaedic surgeons to administer the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle care for both the Olympics and the Paralympics. He is one of small handful of surgeons to have been awarded the FRCP.
He is the Past President of the Sport and Exercise Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2011-2012), the Immediate Past President of the European Federation of the National Societies of Orthopaedic Sports Trauma (EFOST) for the period 2012-2014.
At present, he leads the Italian Muscle Ligaments and Tendons Society and is the organiser of the ECOSEP-EFOST-ISMuLT Summer Camp, held in Greece the last week of August.
Prof Maffulli has described more than 40 new surgical techniques in the field of knee, foot and ankle and sports surgery. Many have now become the standard of practice in these fields.
Soft tissue problems constitute the major focus of Prof Maffulli’s research, which has resulted in him being awarded the title of ‘King of Tendons’ by the Italian lay press.