GSpine4 – Langella, Francesco


Doctor Francesco Langella is one of the staff surgeons. In the 2007/2008, he attended the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery “Université Louis Pasteur” of Strasbourg (France) where he joined the Department of Spine Surgery directed by Prof. Steib MD. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2010 at the Second University of Naples with a study, on vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis. He completed his studies with 110/110 magna cum laude and acclaim of the commission. In 2015, Observership at the “San Diego Spine Foundation” San Diego (CA, United States) directed by Prof. Akbarnia MD. In 2016, Research Fellow at “Spine Research, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)” New York (NY, United States) directed by V.Lafage Ph.D. and F.Schwab MD Ph.D. with whom he still collaborates for the validation of the ” Berjano-Lamartina ” classification of adult spinal deformity.
In 2016 he completed the specialization with 60/60 magna cum laude by exposing his thesis: “Sagittal Spino-Pelvic Alignment: Xipho-Pubic Angle (XPA) Introduction of a New Radiographic Parameter”. The introduction of this new radiographic parameter developed in collaboration with the HSS in New York. In 2017, winner of the SIOT scholarship for the project “Osteoporosis & Spinal Alignment Study”, a study on the correlation between osteoporosis and spinal deformity. Clinical Interests: Conservative and surgical treatment of spinal deformity of the child and adolescent. Research interests: Spine biomechanics and adult spinal deformity.


Fusini F, Langella F, Busilacchi A, Tudisco C, Gigante A, Massé A, Bisicchia S. Real-time sonoelastography: principles and clinical applications in tendon disorders. A systematic review. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2018 Jan 10;7(3):467-477. doi: 10.11138/mltj/2017.7.3.467. eCollection 2017 Jul-Sep. PubMed PMID: 29387640; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5774920.
Langella F, Villafañe JH, Lafage V, Smith JS, Shaffrey C, Kim HJ, Burton D, Hostin R, Bess S, Ames C, Mundis G, Klineberg E, Schwab F, Lafage R, Berjano P. Xipho-pubic angle (XPA) correlates with patient’s reported outcomes in a population of adult spinal deformity: results from a multi-center cohort study. Eur Spine J. 2018 Mar;27(3):670-677. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5460-5. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 29330576.
Langella F, Villafañe JH, Damilano M, Cecchinato R, Pejrona M, Ismael M, Berjano P. Predictive Accuracy of Surgimap Surgical Planning for Sagittal Imbalance: A Cohort Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Nov 15;42(22):E1297 E1304. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002230. PubMed PMID: 28542103.
Fusini F, Langella F, Catani O, Sergio F, Zanchini F. Mini-Invasive Treatment for Brachymetatarsia of the Fourth Ray in Females: Percutaneous Osteotomy With Mini-Burr and External Fixation-A Case Series. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Mar – Apr;56(2):390-394. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.10.015. Epub 2017 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 28089127.
Langella F, Villafañe JH, Ismael M, Buric J, Piazzola A, Lamartina C, Berjano P. Reliability of the xipho-pubic angle in patients with sagittal imbalance of the spine. J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Apr;62(2):121-127. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03556-6. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26657136.
Gautschi OP, Garbossa D, Tessitore E, Langella F, Pecoraro MF, Marengo N, Bozzaro M, Beckman J, Berjano P. Maximal access surgery for posterior lumbar interbody fusion with divergent, cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws: a good option to minimize spine access and maximize the field for nerve decompression. J Neurosurg Sci. 2017 Jun;61(3):335-341. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03230 6. Epub 2015 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 26082380
Berjano P, Langella F, Damilano M, Pejrona M, Buric J, Ismael M, Villafañe JH, Lamartina C. Fusion rate following extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion. Eur Spine J. 2015 Apr;24 Suppl 3:369-71. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3929-7. Epub 2015 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 25893332.
Berjano P, Langella F, Ismael MF, Damilano M, Scopetta S, Lamartina C. Successful correction of sagittal imbalance can be calculated on the basis of pelvic incidence and age. Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23 Suppl 6:587-96. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3556-8. Epub 2014 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 25217241.
Cecchinato R, Langella F, Bassani R, Sansone V, Lamartina C, Berjano P. Variations of cervical lordosis and head alignment after pedicle subtraction osteotomy surgery for sagittal imbalance. Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23 Suppl 6:644-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3546-x. Epub 2014 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 25212442.
Berjano P, Damilano M, Pejrona M, Consonni O, Langella F, Lamartina C. KIVA VCF system in the treatment of T12 osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. Eur Spine J. 2014 Jun;23(6):1379-80. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3366-z. PubMed PMID: 24861698.