The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is pleased to announce our association with the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR). This group of outstanding surgeons and researchers have pioneered and rigorously studied methods for hip preservation surgery in young adults with hip dysplasia and related hip conditions.
Under the leadership of John Clohisy, M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, this group has been collecting and analyzing detailed information from hundreds of hip procedures. They are involved in basic research into the diagnosis and advanced treatment of hip dysplasia in the young adult population.
The initial efforts of the IHDI have been directed towards infants and children with hip dislocations and hip instability. We quickly recognized that this is the tip of the iceberg because approximately 1.5 Million adults in the USA have unrecognized hip dysplasia that causes arthritis. Hip dysplasia is also the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women. The ANCHOR physicians are advancing this science more than any other group and we are providing some financial support for their efforts.
We look forward to closer collaboration with this group to raise awareness, improve care, and provide information for young adults with hip dysplasia. Look for summaries of ANCHOR research findings on the IHDI website as they are published in the medical literature.