November Featured Editorial Board Members

Gianluca Camillieri, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Salvator Mundi Hospital
Rome, Italy

Dr. Gianluca Camillieri is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He received his medical degree and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency cum laude at University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Following his residency, Dr Camillieri completed a fellowship in hip and knee surgery at NYUMC under the guide of Professor Joseph Fetto. He also completed his sports medicine training at the University of Rome in Motor Sciences (IUSM) and Villa Stuart Hospital in collaboration with Professor Pier Paolo Mariani.  At the IUSM he served as Professor of Sports Traumatology. He was also Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics at University of Rome “La Sapienza” and researcher at University of L’Aquila. Dr. Camillieri has been awarded by the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SIOT) and Italian Council for Research (CNR).

Dr. Camillieri is honorary member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and was an International member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and holds international membership in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He is an active member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) where he was involved  in Sports & Preservation Committee and, currently, with the Communications Committee. Dr. Camillieri was Chairman of the Web and Communications Committee and Under45 Committee of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)

He is currently member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and is a reviewer for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), as well as a reviewer for Knee Surgery and KSSTA. Dr Camillieri was ESSKA-AOSSM travelling fellow in 2001 with Romain Seil, Patrick Djian and Pierre Chambat (godfather). He has a specific interest in the advancement of sports medicine through research, published scientific articles, and book chapters. His experience, background, and skill in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is witnessed by the several surgical and regenerative procedures he has performed on top athletes, and by his involvement in top level teams: AS Roma Soccer team (2000-2002 winning Italian championship in 2001); Italian Federation for Volleyball (FIPAV) Italian Federation for Swimming, Waterpolo and Diving (FIN);  Italian Federation for Judo, Karate, Wrestling and Martial Arts (FIJLKAM); Chief of Medical Staff of the Italian Federation for Baseball and Softball (FIBS); Orthopedic consultant of the Italian Olympic Committee. Originally from Rome, Italy Dr. Camillieri enjoys spending time with his family in his country house producing olive oil and collecting wines, as well as traveling, playing Padel, and swimming.

Selected Published Work

Mariani PP, Golanò P, Adriani E, Llusà M, Camilleri G. A cadaveric study of endoscopic decompression of the cubital tunnel. Arthroscopy. 1999;15(2):218-222.

Bellelli A, Adriani E, Margheritini F, Camillieri G, Della Rocca C, Mariani PP. Synovial healing in reconstructed cruciate ligaments. Our personal experience compared in single interventions and combined reconstructions. Radiol Med (Torino). 1999;98(6):454-461.

Margheritini F, Adriani E, Camillieri G, Maresca G, Mariani PP.  Simultanoeus ACL/PCL reconstruction arthroscopically assisted: when & how? JBJS S-II: 283,1999 (Abstract).

Cugini P, Camillieri G, Alessio L, Cristina G, De Rosa R, Petrangeli CM. Daily hunger sensation monitoring as a tool for investigating human circadian synchronization. Eat Weight Disord. 2000 Mar;5(1):24-30.

Camillieri G, Margheritini F, Maresca G, Mariani PP. Post-operative bleeding following notchplasty in ACL reconstruction: Thermal radio frequency versus powered instrumentation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2001, 1:12-14.

Mariani PP, Camillieri G, Margheritini F. Transcondylar screw fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2001;17(7):717-723.

Mariani PP, Margheritini F, Camillieri G. One stage arthroscopically assisted ACL/PCL reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 2001 17:700-7.

Margheritini F, Camillieri G, Maresca G, Mariani PP.  CRP AND ESR changes after arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2001, 9:343-5.

Mariani PP, Margheritini F, Camillieri G, Bellelli A. Serial magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of the patellar tendon after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2002;18(1):38-45.

Camillieri G, McFarland EG, Jasper LE, et al. A biomechanical evaluation of transcondylar femoral fixation of anterior cruciate ligament grafts. Am J Sports Med. 2004;32(4):950-955.

Labianca L, Monaco E, Speranza A, Camillieri G, Ferretti A. Biomechanical Evaluation of six femur-graft-tibia complex in ACL reconstruction. J Orthop Traumatol. 2006;7 (3).

Calvisi V, Camillieri G, Lupparelli S. Resurfacing versus nonresurfacing the patella in total knee arthroplasty: a critical appraisal of the available evidence. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009;129(9):1261-1270.

Monaco E, Labianca L, Speranza A, Camillieri G, et al. Biomechanical evaluation of different anterior cruciate ligament fixation techniques for hamstring graft. J Orthop Sci. 2010;15(1):125-131.

Camillieri G, Di Sanzo V, Ferretti M, Calderaro C, Calvisi V. Intra-articular tenosynovial giant cell tumor arising from the posterior cruciate ligament. Orthopedics. 2012;35(7):e1116-e1118.

Camillieri G, Di Sanzo V, Ferretti M, Calderaro C, Calvisi V. Patellar tendon ossification after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using bone–patellar tendon–bone autograft. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14:164.

Camillieri G, Golanò P, Zaffagnini S. 3D anatomy versus arthroscopy versus navigation. ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book Amsterdam 2014, Springer 2014.

Pistone EM, Laudani L, Camillieri G, et al. Effects of early whole-body vibration treatment on knee neuromuscular function and postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial. J Rehabil Med. 2016;48(10):880-886.

Camillieri G. Meniscectomy-updates on techniques and outcomes. In The Menisci: A comprehensive review of its anatomy, biomechanical function and surgical treatment. LaPrade R, Faucett S, Getgood A, Arendt E. Spinger-Verlag 2017.

Ziad Dahabreh, MBBS, MSc
Consultant Trauma & Orthopedic Surgeon
Amman, Jordan

Dr. Dahabreh worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the United Kingdom (UK) before moving his practice to Jordan in 2015. Dr. Dahabreh’s comprehensive surgical and orthopaedic training programme in the UK continued for over 12 years. It included working with renowned surgeons, as well as undertaking prestigious fellowship training in Harrogate. During his training he was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree in orthopaedic engineering from the University of Cardiff and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth). He was then awarded the certificate of completion of training (CCT) which qualified him to join the specialist register of the general medical council (GMC) as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in the United Kingdom.

After obtaining his CCT, Dr. Dahabreh spent one year of fellowship training in Australia at the renowned Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI) and the Royal North Shore Hospital in order to further advance his skills in knee surgery.  

Dr. Dahabreh has had extensive involvement in research which he has published and presented internationally. As a co-author, Dr Dahabreh’s paper titled “Topical tranexamic acid in total knee replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ which was published in The Knee, was awarded a Certificate for Highly Cited Research by the publisher Elsevier for being one of the 5 most highly cited papers during 2014 and 2015. Dr. Dahabreh is currently an active reviewer as well as an electronic media editorial board member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM). He continues to be faculty member for several national and international educational courses including the AO foundation and the Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS (Tr & Orth) revision course.

Selected Published Work

Panteli M, Papakostidis C, Dahabreh Z, Giannoudis PV. Topical tranexamic acid in total knee replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Knee. 2013;20(5):300-309.

Dahabreh Z, Gonsalves S, Monkhouse R, Harris NJ. Extrusion of metal radiological marker from a total ankle replacement insert: a case report. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2006;45(3):185-189.

Dahabreh Z, Scholes CJ, Giuffre B, Coolican MR, Parker DA. Lack of agreement between computer navigation and post-operative 2-dimensional computed tomography (CT) measurements for component and limb alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Knee. 2016;23(1):137-143.

Dahabreh Z, Phillips HK, Stewart T, Stone M. The effect of application time of two types of bone cement on the cement-bone interface strength. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015;25(4):775-781.

Hashim Z, Dahabreh Z, Bin Jemain MT, Williams HR. Bilateral simultaneous Achilles tendon rupture in the absence of risk factors: a case report. Foot Ankle Spec. 2012;5(1):68-72.

Dahabreh Z, Panteli M, Pountos I, Howard M, Campbell P, Giannoudis PV. Ability of bone graft substitutes to support the osteoprogenitor cells: An in-vitro study. World J Stem Cells. 2014;6(4):497-504.

Sturdee SW, Templeton PA, Dahabreh Z, Cullen E, Giannoudis PV. Femoral fractures in children, is early interventional treatment beneficial?. Injury. 2007;38(8):937-944.

Dahabreh Z, Calori GM, Kanakaris NK, Nikolaou VS, Giannoudis PV. A cost analysis of treatment of tibial fracture nonunion by bone grafting or bone morphogenetic protein-7. Int Orthop. 2009;33(5):1407-1414.

Dimitriou R, Dahabreh Z, Katsoulis E, Matthews SJ, Branfoot T, Giannoudis PV. Application of recombinant BMP-7 on persistent upper and lower limb non-unions. Injury. 2005;36 Suppl 4:S51-S59.

Dahabreh Z, Dimitriou R, Giannoudis PV. Health economics: a cost analysis of treatment of persistent fracture non-unions using bone morphogenetic protein-7. Injury. 2007;38(3):371-377.

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