Hip dysplasia is the most common abnormality in newborn infants** and more cases are missed than people realize.
The truth is that while being incredibly common, hip dysplasia is relatively unknown outside of the medical community. Many cases of hip dysplasia are so subtle that even full dislocations can be missed. That's one of the reason's we're so passionate about educating parents and teaching nurses how to spot hip dysplasia as early as possible.
1 in 6
babies are born with some form of hip instability.
1 in 500
babies will require treatment for hip dysplasia.
of hip dysplasia cases in young adults couldn't be diagnosed as children using current methods.
Get treatment early!
While hip dysplasia is NOT 100% PREVENTABLE, there are a few things you can do to help maintain and encourage the stability of your child's hip joints. Have a quick look. →
If you suspect something is wrong with your child's hips; seek out treatment as soon as possible. Early intervention is the key to improving patient outcomes. If you get to a place where you are over your head or overwhelmed, we are always here to help. We've created resources, e-courses and consults specifically designed for the hip dysplasia community and are constantly striving to provide the highest quality, most complete resources and services available.
SIT CROSS LEGGED Our kids say "crisscross apple sauce spoons in the bowl"! This encourages hip stability. In other words, don't let them sit "W" style.
USE HIP FRIENDLY CARRIERS Make sure your carrier puts baby in the Jockey Position: thighs spread out with knees above the buttocks. Here's some of our favorites.
HEALTHY HIP SWADDLING Practice healthy hip swaddling that allows freedom of movement of the hips and legs. Watch our swaddling video below.