DDH UK INFORMATION
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) occurs when the hip joint fails to develop correctly. It is estimated 1 in 6 newborns will have an element of hip instability and 2 to 3 in every 1,000 infants will require treatment. Early detection and treatment is vital and having access to the reliable information and resources can make navigating this journey so much easier.
DDH UK AWARENESS RAISING
DDH UK is dedicated to ensuring hip dysplasia is on the radar of health professionals. We work with midwives, health visitors and GPs all of whom play a vital role in the care and management of hip dysplasia. We also work with influencers and the media to put this life changing condition in the spotlight.
DDH UK SUPPORT
When a child is diagnosed with DDH parents experience a range of emotions, often having an overwhelming need to understand everything about the condition and what the future holds. We offer a many services from cards being sent out to children in hospital to one-to-one buddies and regional coffee mornings, to ensure families feel supported and informed on their journey to healthy hips.
Natalie Trice is a UK based mother of two sons and the founder of DDH UK, the UK’s only DDH charity. Natalie’s sister and two cousins were born with DDH and her second son, Lucas was diagnosed at nearly five months.
Natalie was amazed at the little support that was available for her and her family and set up DDH UK.