The Institute for Mobility and Longevity is a non-profit, 501c3, healthcare organization that exists to support and further the study and treatment of bone and joint health, orthopedic technology, patient mobility which leads to improved quality of life and added longevity for these patients.

Through private donors and sponsorships around the world, the IML has led to life changing discoveries and treatments for tens of thousands of individuals, restoring optimal bone and joint function and allowing patients to reclaim control of mobility and lead their best life.

In addition to improving orthopedic technology and surgical outcomes, the IML supports education of physicians, fellows, residents and students in the field of Musculo-skeletal medicine.is also committed to remaining at the forefront of cutting-edge research and development. Whether it is leading an outcome study on novel orthopedic treatments or a new medical device, the IML will never cease to seek out solutions and improvements in order to better help patients.

IML was founded in 1987 by Dr. W. Andrew Hodge, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and medical practitioner who has always worked to remain at the forefront of the latest and greatest cutting-edge technologies in physical medicine. He founded the Institute with the mission of increasing quality of life for patients by way of innovative treatments, prosthetics, and technologies. By utilizing the best solutions and procedures the healthcare industry has to offer, Dr. Hodge has helped thousands of individuals reclaim control of their mobility and make the most of a healthy life. Having performed more than 15,000 joint replacement procedures, Dr. Hodge embodies the importance of experience and expertise in medical disciplines. His extensive background in orthopedics and joint care laid the groundwork for the clinical excellence that the IML prides itself on today.


The Institute for Mobility and Longevity is committed to enabling physicians, all levels of healthcare practitioners, and patients to achieve optimal outcomes in wellness, injury prevention, surgical treatments, and physical therapies. Our approach ensures the longest-lasting results, while affording patients the utmost ability to enjoy a full, mobile life.

“Quality of life, the ability to move without obstruction, and extended, pain-free life are all interconnected. Through medical science and orthopedic technology, patients achieve greater independence and ease of mobility. Founding the IML and supporting its cause for more than 30 years has been a great honor.”

– Dr. W. Andrew Hodge, MD


Here at The Institute, our vision is ambitious but attainable. IML strives to create a world where people maintain their mobility and can enjoy their lives. These breakthroughs identify and enhance the advances that permit people to remain optimally fit and active – both physically and mentally – regardless of any disease, injury, or disability.

IML dedication is to the improve of mobility and quality of life using highly researched and patient-specific treatments using breakthrough technologies and novel discoveries that can be quickly implemented into the practice of orthopedic, cardiac, and neurosciences utilizing the latest advances in educational tools and media. It is our drive, our vision, and our honor to help as many people as possible.

The Institute for Mobility and Longevity prides itself on being an exemplary trailblazer in the fields of orthopedics and healthcare, striving always to remain at the forefront of the latest and most promising research, procedures, products, and medical innovations.