DDH UK is the UK’s only DDH dedicated charitable trust. The organisation was set up by Natalie Trice and started life as ‘Spica Warrior’ a character based on the her second son, Lucas who was diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip at four months.
Natalie was so amazed at the poor support available for her and her family she set up ‘Spica Warrior’ in 2015, it was rebranded as DDH UK in 2016 after fast growth and today is busier than ever.
She is often seen in the media talking about the subject with passion and professionalism and is dedicated to raising awareness of a condition that has changed her life.
DDH UK does not offer medical advice but provides information so you can deal with whatever your DDH journey throws at you.
Mr. Alex Aarvold, BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCSEd(Tr&Orth), DM, MFSTEd Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, is our Medical Advisor so visitors to this site can be confident details are correct.
Any medical questions should be directed GPs, medical teams or by calling 111.
Lucas will always be ‘Spica Warrior’ and is the organisation’s official mascot and thanks to this very brave little boy we are bringing DDH into the 21st century so that children are diagnosed earlier and those on their hip journey have access to easy to understand information and the support they need.