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Dr. Stavros Ristanis is an Orthopedic Surgeon, Lecturer in Orthopedics at the Medical School of the European University of Cyprus (EUC) and Curator at the Metropolitan Hospital (Athens).

He is the head of the Medical Staff of PAE PAS Giannina.

Specializing in Foot & Ankle Surgery as well as Sports Injuries & Knee Arthroscopic Surgery.

MIS Certified Surgeon (Minimally Invasive) Percutaneous Foot Surgery.

University education

Dr. Stavros Ristanis was admitted to the Medical School of the University of Ioannina in 1995, at the age of 17.5 and graduated in 2001.

From 2003-2007 he worked research at the Orthopedic Sports Medical Center of Ioannina (OAKI) where he prepared his doctoral dissertation entitled “Biomechanical analysis of knee movement, before and after rupture and restoration of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.” He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Medical School of the University of Ioannina in 2009.

He completed his specialty in Orthopedic Surgery in June 2012 at the University Hospital of Ioannina.

Academic position

Since September 2017 he has been working as a Lecturer in Orthopedics at the Medical School of the European University of Cyprus (EUC) in Nicosia.

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3-year specialization abroad (Melbourne, Australia)

He specialized in Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Sports Injuries (Knee Fellowship) at Epworth Hospital (Melbourne, 2012-2013) under the supervision of the world-renowned knee surgeon Prof. Julian Feller. He then specialized in Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Alfred University Hospital (Melbourne, 2013-2014). As part of his training in Ankle Surgery, he specialized in MIS (Minimally Invasive) Percutaneous Ankle Surgery. At the end of his specialization, he continued to work at Alfred University Hospital – which is the largest Trauma Center in South Australia – as a Senior Trauma Fellow for 2014-2015.

In 2015 he returned to Greece and now works as a Curator at the Orthopedic Clinic of the Metropolitan Hospital and maintains a private practice in Athens and Ioannina.

Experience in dealing with sports injuries

Mr. Ristanis has a long experience in dealing with sports injuries, while during his specialization he was a member of the medical staff in the 2 largest teams in the city of Ioannina in football (PAE PAS Giannina) and basketball (VIKOS PAS Giannina) as well as in most other sports clubs of the city (volleyball, swimming, athletics etc)

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Scientific work

Dr. Ristanis worked as a researcher at the Orthopedic Sports Medical Center of Ioannina from 2001 to 2011. He has numerous publications (32 in PubMed) in major international orthopedic journals and has participated in the writing of chapters in Greek and foreign orthopedic books (Reciate Ligue) and Basic Science ”, Saunders. Elsevier. 2008). His research work has been cited by foreign authors in at least 1400 published articles in the international literature (listed in Google Scholar in detail), which reveals the huge impact of his research in the international arena.

He has received several scholarships (IKY, PENED etc.) and has been awarded numerous times in Greece and abroad, with the title of “Best European Young Researcher (under 40 years old)” awarded to him in Innsbruck (Austria) in 2006 by the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the leading European Society for Sports Injuries and Knee Arthroscopy.

He holds the title of member of many international scientific societies and is an active member and reviewer of articles of the leading international orthopedic research organization, Orthopedic Research Society (ORS). He has made about 90 oral presentations in Greek and international Conferences, while he is a reviewer in major international journals, such as Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology & Arthroscopy, Journal of Orthopedic Research, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, American Journal of Sports Medicine, ISRN Rheumatology and International Journal of Orthopedics (member of the Editorial Board). At the same time, he was named Outstanding Reviewer for the year 2011 by Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology & Arthroscopy magazine.

Specialization in:

  • Sports Medicine: sports injuries of the knee and ankle and arthroscopic surgical repair in rupture of menisci, cruciate ligaments, cartilage injuries, chondropathies etc
  • Foot & Ankle Diseases: big toe -shin-, metatarsalgia, flat feet in adolescents and adults, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis etc
  • MIS (Minimally Invasive) Percutaneous Extremity Foot Surgery (big toe, metatarsalgia, stiff big toe)