Nicola Fabbri, MD

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I am an orthopaedic surgeon dedicated to the treatment of children and adults who have bone or soft tissue tumors located in the extremities, pelvis, and sacrum. I am part of a multidisciplinary team that includes other experts in this field (pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other surgical specialists) — all of whom share the ultimate goal of providing the best care to each individual patient. Team approach has substantially improved the prognosis of musculoskeletal cancer and particularly sarcomas.

Effective tumor removal without amputation is today possible in most cases through the use of a limb-salvage reconstructive procedure, with special emphasis placed on providing these patients with functional and long-term durable limb reconstructions. My clinical practice includes management of benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors, and reconstructive surgery of the pelvis and extremities for neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions including complex total joint revision surgery.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Pediatric and Adult; Metastatic Cancer to Bone; Benign Bone Tumors; Pelvic and Sacral Tumors; Skeletal and Joint Reconstruction

Languages Spoken
English; French; Italian; Spanish

MD, Bologna University Medical School (Bologna, Italy)


Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy)


Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy); Mayo Clinic

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (Italy and Europe)

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Publications by Nicola Fabbri

Selected Book Chapters
“Tratamiento conservador del  osteosarcoma.” Boriani S, Ferruzzi A, Ferraro A, Fabbri N. In: Actualizaciones en Tumores Oseos Malignos, Proceedings 2nd Reunion Internacional de Cirugia Ortopedica.  Fernandez Portal L, ed. Salamanca: 1989; 49-54.

“Il Registro Nazionale dei tumori maligni dell’osso.” Picci P, Fabbri N, Biagini R, Ruggieri P, Ferruzzi A, Casadei R. In: Recenti progressi nelle conoscenze e nel controllo dei tumori. E. Triggiani, G. Sammarco, G. Liguori, D. Carretti, C. Maltoni, eds., Bologna: Monduzzi Editore; 1990: 167-172

“Chemioterapia primaria dell’osteosarcoma: esperienza dell’Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.” Picci P, Ruggieri P, Fabbri N, Biagini R, Tella G, Casadei R, Ferraro A, De Cristofaro R. In: Oncologia in Italia negli anni 90: valutazione dell’esistente e prospettive. G. Rasà, S. Amato, C. Currò, G. Fallica, F.L. Paparo, L. Caldarola, D. Carretti, C. Maltoni, eds. Bologna: Monduzzi Editore; 1991: 797-806.

“Valutazione dei margini chirurgici nella chirurgia oncologica dell’apparato locomotore e recidive locali.” Fabbri N, De Cristofaro R, Ferruzzi A, Tella G, Biagini R. In: La Terapia Chirurgica delle Recidive. L. Docimo, ed. Napoli: Casa Editrice l’Antologia; 1992: 359-364.

“Resection of ischiopubic tumours (pelvic region 3).” Fabbri N, Mercuri M, Campanacci M. In: Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. DuParc J, ed.  Paris: Elsevier; 2001.

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