The IHDI has teamed up once again with the American British Cowdray Medical Center and the Mexican Society of Pediatric Orthopedics to organize the second annual International Hip Dysplasia Course which took place on September 1 and 2 of this year (2011).
Building on the success of last year’s course which had emphasized early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip and ultrasound evaluation, this year the course was even more ambitious and comprehensive, covering early detection strategies up to the management of residual dysplasia.
The international faculty included Perry Schoenecker, M.D. from St. Louis, Missouri, Young-Jo Kim, M.D. from Boston, Massachusetts, Pablo Castañeda, M.D., Víctor Ilizaliturri, M.D. and Gilberto Gómez-Garza, M.D. from Mexico City. The course included a highly educational experience of performing a periacetabular osteotomy of the hip on a cadaveric specimen, a highly specialized and complex procedure which most orthopedic surgeons in Mexico have not had exposure to previously.
There was also the opportunity to perform ultrasounds on infants under direct supervision by these world renown experts. As well as a workshop on the correct application of the Pavlik harness as well as some other forms of non-operative treatment for hip dysplasia.
In all there were 153 registered participants from 3 different countries and 11 States in Mexico. Participants rated the course as being an excellent educational experience, a survey applied to the participants 2 months after the course revealed that most are currently applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the course regularly in their practice.
Courses like these are just one example of how the IHDI is committed to improving the diagnosis and treatment of this common condition worldwide.
American British Cowdray Medical Center (ABC Center) – The ABC Medical Center is a Private, not for profit Institution, organized under Mexican law (“Private Assistance Institution” or “IAP”) dedicated to excellence in health promotion, restoration and preservation. Learn more about the ABC Center