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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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New To Hip Dysplasia

You have found us which is fantastic. We can help make an overwhelming time a little less daunting. A good starting point is our Hip Dysplasia Toolkit.

Our Healthy Hips Kits for DDH Kids information packs, provide an overview of our resources for hip kids and their families. These packs are designed to connect newly diagnosed families to us.

 

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.

Hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common condition. Left undiagnosed however, it is one of the leading causes of early-onset arthritis of the hip.

We're here to improve awareness, support and early diagnosis for hip dysplasia. For more information about hip dysplasia:

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Latest News - 2018

Healthy Hips Week 

April 8-14 is Healthy Hips Week. Be sure to join us in raising awareness for hip dysplasia:

Hip Wise Program 

Our new community service program launches this April.

Product Partner

The following products have been acknowledged as Hip Wise

SWADDLE UP™ HIP HARNESS SWADDLE

SWADDLE UP™ 50/50 HIP HARNESS SWADDLE

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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.