Stefano Zanasi

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Prof. M.D. Stefano Zanasi


Professor Stefano Zanasi is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in regenerative surgery and biotechnology. He practices internationally including at 9 Harley Street and the Weymouth Street Hospital in London. He specialises in advanced hip surgery and knee surgery, including revision arthroplasty and robotic-assisted techniques. He is also a hand surgery and microsurgery specialist and performs around 950 operations a year.


Advanced Knee surgery

  • Regenerative Surgery –  in particular in the treatment of lower limb osteoarthritis through biological resurfacing of resorbable scaffolds perfused with combined mesenchymal stem cells in alternative to traditional implant arthroplasty
  • Concurrent bilateral or isolated unilateral partial knee arthroplasty (medial or lateral UNI, PFJ, BiUNI, bicompartmental knee arthroplasty)
  • Customised knee implant arthroplasty
  • Robotic knee implant arthroplasty
  • Revision total knee arthroplasty

Advanced Hip surgery

  • Concurrent bilateral or unilateral MIS neck preservation hip arthroplasty
  • Customised primary or revision hip implant arthroplasty
  • Robotic hip implant arthroplasty
  • Revision total hip arthroplasty

Regenerative medicine prolotherapy using combined stem cells

Professor Zanasi graduated with honours from the University of Modena in his native Italy in 1986 before undertaking further training and gaining post-graduate qualifications in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. He has published extensively, with his research on minimally invasive resurfacing implant arthroplasty, tissue engineering and biotechnologies being published in 146 journals in Italian, French and English, and three books.

Professor Zanasi has been appointed to a number of senior positions in hospitals where he has worked and has held professorships in Florence and currently in Bologna. He also serves as Technical Consultant for the Court of Modena, as well as performing consultancy work for major companies developing biotechnologies.


 Advanced knee surgery
 Osteoarthritis of the knee and lower leg
 Regenerative medicine / regenerative surgery
 Robotic knee implant arthroplasty
 Robotic hip implant arthroplasty
 Revision total hip arthroplasty (RThA)
 Prolotherapy with combined stem cells



Stem cells resurfacing and photobiomodulation in osteoarthritis: a novel approach

Work Experience

 More than 30 years of experience
 Orthopaedic Surgeon, Freelance (1989 – present)
 Vice Chief, in charge of the Orthopaedic Division of the Civilian Hospital of Vignola, Hospital of Vignola (1997 – 2001)
 Orthopaedic Assistant, the Civilian Hospital of Castelfranco E, Hospital of Castelfranco (1993 – 1997)
 Assistant at the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Division of the Civil Hospital of Modena, Hospital of Modena (1991 – 1992)


 Laurea, Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (1980 – 1986)
 Specialisation in Orthopaedics Grade 50/50 e Lode, University of Modena (1986 – 1991)

 Professor in Orthopaedics, AUSL/University of Modena (1991 – 1995)
 Professor of Biotechnology in the elective course of “Regenerative Medicine” at the University of Bologna – Italy School of Medicine & Surgery (present)




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