Welcome to FARIL,

Foot and Ankle Research and Innovation Lab (FARIL), affiliated to Massachusetts general hospital (MGH), Harvard medical school (HMS), welcomes new ideas and invites researchers and surgeons from all over the world to take part in the future of foot and ankle surgery.

Weightbearing CT Scan Incorporating weightbearing CT scans (WBCT) into daily practice could facilitate complete visualization of the joint surface in axial slices and take into consideration the effects of weight bearing at the joint. FARIL has been a leading center conducting several projects using WBCT to find better diagnostic methods Read more…

Arthroscopic Techniques in Foot and Ankle Nowhere is minimally invasive surgery explained better than in Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic technique for the management of disorders of foot and ankle. FARIL was the first lab to create a method to quantify the stability of syndesmotic joint using ankle arthroscopy. Thorough Read more…

Deep Venous Thromboembolism The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following musculoskeletal foot and ankle surgery is in the range of 1% – 23%. Surveys completed by American and British foot and ankle surgeons have documented wide variability in current VTE practice, including choice of medication, duration, and alternative treatment Read more…

Using Ultrasound in diagnosis of Foot and Ankle injuries Much of the clinical decision making in orthopaedic surgery, specifically in foot and ankle injuries, relies on the static views afforded by modalities such as CT scan and MRI. This may be improved by the ability to apply stress and manipulate Read more…