We are the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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What is Hip Dysplasia?

  • Hip Dysplasia means that the bones of the hip joint are not aligned properly.
  • Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of children and adults each year.
  • Hip Dysplasia has many different names:
    • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip – DDH
    • Congenital Dislocation of the Hip – CDH
    • Neonatal Hip Instability – NHI
    • Acetabular Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia prevents the hip joint from working properly and the joint wears out much faster than normal, much like a car’s tires will wear our faster when out of alignment.
  • Hip Dysplasia also begins as a “silent” condition so that pain is uncommon until later stages. This makes Hip Dysplasia harder to detect and more difficult to treat unless detected.


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1 in 10

infants are born with hip instability.

1 in 100

infants are treated for hip dysplasia.

1 in 500

infants are born with completely dislocated hips.

1 in 10

total hip replacements are because of hip dysplasia.

9x

Adult hip displaysia 9 times more common than infantile hip dysplasia.

<50 years

The most common cause of hip arthritis before age 50 is hip dysplasia.
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Pediatrics

How is hip dysplasia
diagnosed?

Diagnosis & Treatment Options



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Adolescents

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get treated.

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What's life like with
hip dysplasia?

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you be asking?

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Adult

Early diagnosis provides
more options.

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Learn about surgery and
non-operative treatments.

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What is the International Hip Dysplasia Institute?

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is a collaborative, international, not-for-profit effort. 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.

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