Improving the Outcomes of BC Foot & Ankle Patients

The physicians of the BC Foot and Ankle Specialists (BCFAS) group are involved in several research studies that aim to improve the treatment of foot and ankle issues. The primary research objective of the BC Foot & Ankle Clinic is to better understand the results of the various surgical techniques used to treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments. The information gathered through ongoing research projects will ultimately help in the surgical planning process. See Current Research Projects for a list of all our ongoing studies.

Advances in Foot and Ankle Research

Promise, the bi-annual magazine of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation featured an article in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue on how innovative care and research at St. Paul’s Foot and Ankle Clinic is improving care options for patients with foot and ankle conditions. Click here to read the various issues.

Information About Our Studies

The Orthopaedics Research Office coordinates research for BC Foot and Ankle. Click the following links to learn more about our studies:

Current Studies
Past Studies

If you have questions or concerns regarding research studies please call the Orthopaedics Research Office. (604)-806-8743


Video: Promise Spring 2013: Stepping up with Murray
Dr. Murray Penner talks about how innovations at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Clinic have made headway in the treatment of ankle arthritis. Penner is the co-founder of the clinic and head of St. Paul’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Video: Promise Spring 2013: Stepping up with Alastair
Dr. Alastair Younger talks about the groundbreaking research being conducted at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Clinic and why funding support is essential to its continued success.

Much of our research has been made possible thanks to the St. Paul’s Foundation and their annual Lights of Hope campaign. We thank all our donors for their generous contributions