The main research themes Professor Faldini's postgraduate school are about the diagnosis and treatment of musculo-skeletal congenital and acquired deformities (both limbs and spine) and the research is prevalently oriented toward minimally-invasive surgical techniques and regenerative medicine.
Regarding spine Surgery: the activity is focused both on degenerative pathologies, such as cervical and lumbar herniated discs, stenoses of the vertebral channel, degenerative scoliosis, and on pediatric deformities like scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis.
Joints replacement: The main studies are focused on prosthetic implants with a specific interest in ostheointegration, hip, knee and ankle deformities, and in innovative minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
Regarding foot and ankle Surgery: the research is focused on the most common deformities of the forefoot, such as the hallux valgus, hallux rigidus and hammer toes; deformities of the hind foot, such as flat foot and cavus foot (both in children and adults); other rare foot and ankle deformities.
Regarding Arthroscopic and Regenerative medicine: researches are focused on minimally-invasive surgical techniques : small incisions, cartilage regeneration through mesenchymal stem cells transplantation (osteochondritis dissecans and osteochondrosis).
Professor Faldini researches are also focused on the treatement of orthopaedic deformities in muscular dystrophies.