Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to reduce the physical, social, and economic burden for children and adults affected by neonatal hip instability and developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Objectives

  • Promote early diagnosis and prevention of hip dysplasia.
  • Identify or develop safe, cost-effective treatments for developmental hip dysplasia.
  • Identify and define best practices to improve outcomes with reduced risk for varying degrees of hip dysplasia.
  • Develop treatments for late presentations of hip dysplasia in order to reduce the need for surgery.
  • Develop collaborative international clinical research projects through web-based registry.
  • Provide online educational resources for physicians, patients and families through the Institute’s website.
  • Establish an international physician referral network that is accessible though the Institute’s website.
  • Provide online and in-person learning experiences of best practices for interested physicians.
  • Continue to find sources of funding through philanthropy to support our mission.
  • Provide prevention strategies and equipment for non-operative care in developing countries.

Hip dysplasia is the most common abnormality in newborn infants and the most common cause of hip arthritis in women under the age of 50. Since its inception in 2009, the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI), under the direction of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, has taken the lead in the global humanitarian effort in treating hip dysplasia. Thanks to large philanthropic gifts from American comedian, Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy), the Telefonica Foundation and many generous supporters from around the world and with the experience guidance from Charles T. Price, MD, the IHDI has made tremendous progress in offering hope to people faced with this common and debilitating condition.

 

With the help from our supporters, we have met our 8 initial goals. These goals and our efforts to complete them may be viewed here: 8 Goals
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