International Hip Dysplasia Institute
Visit booth 342 to learn about hip dysplasia
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is on a mission to reduce the physical, social, and economic burden for children and adults affected by neonatal hip instability and developmental dysplasia of the hip. This global problem affects individuals from the infant born with hip dysplasia to the 70+ year old that need a total hip replacement and all ages in-between.
Hip Dysplasia or Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)is generally the preferred term for babies and children with hip dysplasia since this condition can develop after birth. DDH is a term for general instability, or looseness, of the hip joint. The term Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (CDH) refers to a defect where something is missing or added to normal tissues. In the case of DDH, the infant/child’s joint is otherwise normal except for the instability. Approximately one in ten infants has hip instability at birth, one in 100 neeeds to be treated, and one in five hundred has a completely dislocated hip.
Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis and the most commor reason for a total hip replace before the age of 50. Nine out of ten cases are diagnosed during adolescence or adulthood.