Head physician:

Dr Claudio Zorzi


The ward and the Day Hospital for Orthopaedics and Traumatology are located on the fourth floor of the Sacro Cuore Hospital complex.

The entrances are divided into:

– Entrance D: for patients coming from the First Aid Station to the Plaster Cast Room

– Entrance F: for patients coming to the Prosthetics Clinic and the Day Hospital

– Entrance G: for ordinary admission and visits to patients

Our department has 60 beds, 10 of which are Day Hospital.

The rooms all have climate control and private bathroom.

Upon request, and based on availability, single rooms are also available, where you can stay for the duration of your admission. These rooms are available upon payment of a daily rate (for rates, click here.)

We have an operating theatre on the department floor for outpatient operations and a further three operating theatres, working Monday to Friday, for planned operations.

There is a Plaster Cast room, providing service 24 hours a day, for patients sent from the First Aid station for examinations and health services.


Switchboard: Tel. +39 045/601.3111

Charge nurse, Ms Elena Paiola (for number, please contact the switchboard).

Department Secretary (Ms Clara F., Ms Marianna L.):

Tel. +39 045/601.3378 (from 8:00am to 1:00pm)

Ward: Tel: +39 045/601.3364

Orthopaedics DH, Head of department Mr Giampietro Corradini:

Tel. +39 045/601.3419 (from 8:00am to 1:00pm)

Plaster Cast Room: Tel. +39 045/601.3366

Prosthetics Clinic:

Tel. +39 045/601.3567 (from 8:00am to 1:00pm)

Fax: +39 045/601.3361



Orthopaedic examinations carried out through the National Health Service (under prescription) and orthopaedic examinations carried out privately in the hospital must be booked in the Outpatients’ Clinic. .
Further general information on outpatient services.

For orthopaedic examinations carried out privately in the hospital, please directly contact the relevant outpatients’ clinic. For information, contact the department secretary’s office.



Admission can only be booked following examination by one of the orthopaedic doctors within our hospital structure.

To book admission you MUST:

1. Send us, via FAX (+39 045/601.3361), the prescription that the orthopaedic specialist issued during the examination and your national insurance number

2. Contact the secretary’s office

Patients under the age of 14 will be booked a bed in paediatrics, next door to us.


Consult and download the patient's guide

Each admission requires pre-operative examinations. The date for the examinations will be notified when admission is booked.

For information regarding your operation, click here.

Please remember that patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

One relative may stay overnight to accompany the patient after the operation only in the event of: major surgery (prosthetics, fractures, femur fractures) and underage patients and must be agreed with the charge nurse who will evaluate any exceptional reasons. For all other types of operation, one person may accompany the patient during the day, but they must leave by 9pm. Other friends and relatives can visit the patient during the following visiting hours:

-weekdays (from Monday to Saturday) from 11:00am to 12:00pm, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and from 8:00pm to 8:45pm

-Sundays and holidays from 11:00am to 12:00pm, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and from 8:00pm to 8:45pm

Other general information regarding admission..

Useful information for your stay  (meals, restaurants, newspapers, etc.).


Different rehabilitation protocols are used depending on the type of operation:

Rehabilitation protocol for single axis prosthetics operations

Rehabilitation protocol for mobile meniscus prosthetics operations

Rehabilitation protocol FCL (front crossed ligament) reconstruction operations

Rehabilitation protocol per for arthroscopy operations

Rehabilitation protocol for meniscus transplant operations

Rehabilitation protocol for chondroma autograft operations

Rehabilitation protocol for rotator cap operations

Rehabilitation protocol for frontal instability operations


See the request modules.