While Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a common condition, there is limited awareness of it in the community. Parents are often surprised when their children are diagnosed, many have only heard of the condition in dogs, and sometimes the signs and symptoms are missed and the condition goes undiagnosed.
Compounding this, parents are often unaware of the simple things they can do to reduce the risk of the condition developing.
This is a concern as hip dysplasia can result in months — and in some cases years — of medical treatment, and when left undiagnosed, is one of the leading causes of early-onset arthritis of the hip.
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