Together We Can Make A Difference!

Our ability to put hip dysplasia on the national agenda depends on passionate people volunteering their time to talk about their experiences and supporting Healthy Hips Australia through fundraising. By talking about hip dysplasia we can:

  • prepare new parents for a possible diagnosis and support them throughout treatment,
  • reduce risk factors that contribute to the development of hip dysplasia, such as tight swaddling, and
  • reduce the incidence of late diagnosis.

Let’s talk about hips this April!

In addition to raising awareness we want to ensure that every family, whose child is diagnosed with hip dysplasia, has the support they need. Our support services are free and we are fully volunteer run so we rely on your support.


Join us talking hips!


8-10 children a day are diagnosed with hip dysplasia in Australia. Early diagnosis optimised treatment outcomes; unfortunately though the incidence of late diagnosis is rising. Late diagnosis means longer treatment, often months of restricted movement in a brace or plaster cast, a greater chance that painful, invasive surgery will be needed, and a higher risk of complications. All of which can, in many cases, be avoided if hip dysplasia is diagnosed and treated in the first few months of a person’s life. Awareness and education are key to stemming this trend. Healthy Hips Week aims to increase awareness of hip dysplasia, so that nobody need unnecessarily face lengthy and painful treatments. For more information about hip dysplasia see our Hip Dysplasia Toolkit.



Help improve hip dysplasia support & awareness. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.