The DiFelice Foundation for Orthopaedics (DiFO) team, led by Dr. Gregory S. DiFelice, with the help of several national and international partners, continues to push the envelope to better understand the tenets of Preservation First ®. DiFO continues to pioneer new orthopaedic approaches to restoring the native human anatomy by treating acute injuries acutely via minimally invasive and anatomically focused procedures. Through research, DiFO hopes to promote overall wellness, providing patients with an improved ability to recover safely and quickly. Moreover, DiFO continues to recognize and investigate the social determinants that impact health and seeks to understand their role in the recovery process.
As of 2022, DiFO has multiple investigations in progress, including: furthering our indications and protocols regarding Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Primary Repair, examining the indications and techniques for acute Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) repair, and advancing new approaches to the acute surgical treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries. These efforts, and more, are all focused on developing new applications for the Preservation First® model.
With over 70 published peer-reviewed articles and a decade of podium presentations, DiFO continues to push forward and generate high-quality research that will help to influence future generations to appreciate the concept that sometimes "less is more" and to "trust the body" and help it to heal. It is our firm belief that "one size definitely does not fit all" when treating injuries.