Dr. Andrea Perna, a specialist in orthopedics, graduated from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, where he is in the second year of a research doctorate in oncological sciences. He also works as an orthopedist at the Fondazione Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza IRCCS, in San Giovanni Rotondo (FG). His research focus is the pathologies of the spine, with particular attention to spinal deformities, traumatic surgery and infectious pathologies such as spondylodiscitis. He has numerous scientific publications relating to spinal deformity, correction surgery, and minimally invasive surgery, with particular attention to lateral surgery. Other fields of interest are hand surgery and biomechanics applied to orthopedics.