Hip Dysplasia Resources

Here you will find hip dysplasia books, hip dysplasia organisations and hip dysplasia medical resources that we believe provide useful information and/or advice for people diagnosed with hip dysplasia.

If you know of any other hip dysplasia resources, please email us at [email protected]


Hip Dysplasia Books


 Cast Life: A Parents Guide to DDH- By Natalie Trice
This comprehensive book covers everything you need to know about DDH, from symptoms and explanations of the condition to details of the treatments involved.
 Hope the Hip Hippo – By Gina Jay and Julie Beattie
A story about Hip Dysplasia in Children by: Gina Jay & Julie Beattie To all the children who have embarked on a journey with hip dysplasia.





A Guide for Adults with Hip Dysplasia, by Dr Sophie West and Denise Sutherland.

A Guide for Adults with Hip Dysplasia is the first book in the world for patients with this difficult and painful condition.This friendly, comprehensive and thorough guide is recommended for hip dysplasia patients, and those with other hip problems who are looking at hip replacement surgery. Both authors have bilateral hip dysplasia.


The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia – By Betsy Miller

The parents guide to Hip Dysplasia is the only persons guide to one of the most common birth defects. The book covers hip anatomy, risk factors, how diagnosis is made, how to communicate with doctors about the condition and covers harnesses, braces, casts, surgery and potential complications for children ages 0-17. The book, also, addresses the special care needs of children with hip dysplasia and how to manage pain at home. It concludes with a list of resources. Betsy is also a member of the advisory board at the International Hip Dysplasia Institute <www.hipdysplasia.org>.

Betsy Miller Parents Guide Books


Hip Dysplasia Organisations

International Hip Dysplasia Institute

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is a collaborative, international, not-for-profit effort to improve the health and quality of life of those affected by hipdysplasia. Our goal is to provide education to patients, families, and physicians as the most comprehensive and reliable resource for knowledge about hip dysplasia in its various forms.

International Hip Dysplasia Institute Website

IHDI Facebook Page


Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has an excellent article called Hip Dysplasia with hints about breastfeeding a baby who is in a cast, harness or brace due to Hip Dysplasia’.

Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Tips

Australian Breastfeeding Association Facebook Page



STEPS Charity UK

STEPS is here for anyone affected by clubfoot, hip dysplasia and other lower limb deficiencies.

Steps Charity UK

Steps DDH Parents Information Guides

Steps Charity UK Facebook Page



One Hip World

This page is for fundraising efforts in support of the IHDI! The idea is for you to choose a fundraiser (bake sale, book sale, 5K/Walk, etc), to be done in your area, wherever you are in the world, to raise money for the IHDI!

One Hip World Website

One Hip World Facebook Page



Healthy Hips Australia

Healthy Hips Australia is a not for profit organisation providing resources, education, support and advocacy for people impacted by Hip Dysplasia.

Healthy Hips Facebook Page

Healthy Hips Australia Website



Happy Hips

A place for teenagers and young adults with hip dysplasia and hip impingement. We want to support and raise awareness for young people with these hip conditions!

Happy Hips Website

Happy Hips Facebook Page



HIP Buddies

The HIP Buddies project is aimed at selling writbands, supplied by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. With the money raised we will buy soft toys that will be handed out to children who have had orthopedic surgery in the Royal Childrens Hospital.

HIP Buddies Facebook Page

HIP Buddies mycause Page

HIP Buddies Website

Spica Warrior

Spica Warrior is a a charity aimed at raising awareness of DDH as well as empowering and supporting parents and their children.

Spica Warrior Facebook page

The Spica Warrior Forum



Hip Dysplasia Medical

The following websites include hospitals and/or medical professionals (e.g. orthopaedic surgeons) that have daily dealings with treating Hip Dysplasia. If you know of any other medical links for Hip Dysplasia, please email us at [email protected]


Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network 

Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network Website





Royal Childrens Hospital
Royal Childrens Hospital Website
Royal Childrens Hip Dysplasia Education





Sydney Childrens Hospital Network

Sydney Childrens Hospital Network Website





Medscape Website





Inside Radiology

Inside Radiology Website



Orthokids Website