The Livio Sciutto Foundation for Medical Research, a Non-profit Social Organisation, was established in October 2007, the deed of incorporation drafted by Notary Public Riccardo RIDELLA, from Genoa. We were born with a small budget but with the spirit to carry out great projects to fight disease and improve quality of life for people.
The Livio Sciutto Foundation has received, as donation, the patrimony and historical-scientific archives of the Scienza e Vita (Science and Life) Foundation, organisation founded by Prof. Lorenzo Spotorno in 1994 and which ceased its operations on 1st January 2008.
The Foundation exclusively pursues goals of social solidarity by promoting the development of human knowledge in the medical-scientific domain, particularly orthopaedia, and supporting the prevention and care of all human pathologies through clinical research and the clinical application of the results obtained.
The Foundation shall develop its research goals in the following sectors:
This activity of clinical research is carried out thanks to the significant collaboration of the physicians and department of prosthetic surgery of the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure, as well as collaboration agreements with other entities, institutions, individuals and health care structures.
The Foundation participates with its own researchers in national and international congresses; it coordinates visits by surgeons from all over the world for live update sessions in prosthetic surgery; participates in 'live' sirgery courses in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Venezuela, Argentina, Libya, Iran and India; and, it arranges the publishing of articles in the most important orthopaedia magazines.
The Foundation possesses an IT system that allows the surgeons who weekly gather in the special convention room a direct view of the procedures being performed in the prosthetic surgery room of the Santa Corona Hospital, as well as digitalised images of X-ray exams. Furthermore, on occasion of national and international conventions/congresses, video editing, case studies and statistical studies are produced, as well as publications, densitometry touch-ups of X-ray scans, and multimedia presentations.