Foot and Ankle surgery

Overview of the research lines:

Foot and Ankle surgery
Novel technologies in foot and ankle surgery
Diabetic and Charcot Foot treatment
Sport Medicine and Traumatic Injuries
Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Pathologies
Human skeletal Muscle and Cartilage Regeneration
History of Medicine


Biz C, Crimì A, Fantoni I, Tagliapietra J, Ruggieri P. Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Intramedullary Nail Device (MIIND) for Moderate to Severe Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Int. 2021 Apr;42(4):409-424. doi: 10.1177/1071100720969676.

Biz C, Gastaldo S, Dalmau-Pastor M, Corradin M, Volpin A, Ruggieri P. Minimally Invasive Distal Metatarsal Diaphyseal Osteotomy (DMDO) for Chronic Plantar Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Jan;39(1):83-92. doi: 10.1177/1071100717735640.

Biz C, Nicoletti P, Baldin G, Bragazzi NL, Crimì A, Ruggieri P. Hamstring Strain Injury (HSI) Prevention in Professional and Semi-Professional Football Teams: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 4;18(16):8272. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18168272.

Biz C, Stecco C, Crimì A, Pirri C, Fosser M, Fede C, Fan C, Ruggieri P, De Caro R. Are Patellofemoral Ligaments and Retinacula Distinct Structures of the Knee Joint? An Anatomic, Histological and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jan 19;19(3):1110. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19031110.

Biz C, Refolo M, Zinnarello FD, Crimì A, Dante F, Ruggieri P. A historical review of calcaneal fractures: from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and Don Juan injuries to the current plate osteosynthesis. Int Orthop. 2022 Jun;46(6):1413-1422. doi: 10.1007/s00264-022-05384-3

People involved

Biz Carlo, MD – Associate professor
Ruggieri Pietro, MD, PhD – Full professor

Group members

Pagliarini Elisa, MD – Medical doctor
Pozzuoli Assunta, MSc – Biologist executive
Belluzzi Elisa, PhD – Assistant Professor