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About Us

Up to 1 in every 50 babies are being treated for hip dysplasia in Australia currently. Yet many parents have never heard of the condition until the diagnosis and are left overwhelmed and bewildered.

Over the past few years, late diagnosis of the condition has increased; whilst not life threatening, it can be life changing.

Our mission is to increase the availability and accessibility of resources, education and support for people working with and impacted by hip dysplasia.

 

Together we can make hip dysplasia less overwhelming, and put it on the national agenda. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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What is Hip Dysplasia?

The hip joint is made up of a ball and socket; the femoral head of the thigh bone (femur) is the ball and the acetabulum of the pelvis is the socket. Loose ligaments around the joint can allow for misalignment of varying degrees to occur. The hip joint is classified as displaced when the ball and socket do not fit together in their 'normal' position. Sometimes this is due to abnormal development and/or lack of growth.

 

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Newly Diagnosed?

We can help my an overwhelming time a little less daunting. You are not alone:

 

 

Get in touch about our information packs for newly diagnosed families:

 

We're here to help you find out more about hip dysplasia:

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Latest News

Keep up to date with upcoming education and training being provided, our latest developments as well as hip dysplasia-related research and awareness events happening worldwide.

2017

It's Healthy Hips Week. Be sure to join us in raising awareness for hip dysplasia:

 

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Education & Training

Learn about hip dysplasia causes, diagnosis and treatment. Find out about professional development courses for health professionals.

How You Can Help

Help spread the word, make a donation, become a Corporate Sponsor or join one of our working parties. These are just some of the ways you can help.

Services & Resources

Find tips to help cope with practical day-to-day activities during treatment. Read hip dysplasia stories. Connect with others affected by the condition.