A guide to Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
It is a common reaction of most parents who discover their child has a hip condition to experience shock, fear, resentment and anguish to varying degrees. These are all perfectly natural feelings and you should not feel guilty, worried or try to hide your emotions. No matter if your child is in treatment for 6 weeks or two years - your feelings matter.
What most parents need to reassure them is clear, factual information about diagnosis, treatment options and caring for a child with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). Hopefully, this section of the website will help you gain an understanding of your child’s condition and show you how to care for them on a daily basis.
You are not alone
We understand that this can be a very confusing time. If you have questions, concerns or simply feel you would like someone to talk to - please do not hesitate to contact us - we will be happy to help. You can call our Helpline on 01925 750271 (Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4pm) or
You may also want to visit our online community where you will find a wealth of information written by parents with children affected by Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). You will also be able to read personal stories, shared experiences, ask questions and receive encouragement.