How Has Hip Dysplasia Impacted Your Life?

It’s Personal 

Dr. Tina Gambling, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, is no stranger to hip dysplasia. At the time of her own DDH diagnosis, Dr. Gambling was a university student with an active lifestyle…until constant aches and pains forced her to seek answers and help.

Shortly after Dr. Gambling’s diagnosis, she chose to undergo a (PAO) and femoral osteotomy. Unfortunately, her road to recovery was difficult – and altered the course of her life forever.

After her recovery, Dr. Gambling decided to change the direction of her career and registered for coursework to pursue a PhD in Psychology. Her focus: the socio-psychological and economic aspects of hip dysplasia.

To read Dr. Golding’s story: Click here

Ground-Breaking Research to Improve Patient Experience and Outcomes

Today, Dr. Gambling, and fellow researcher and professor emeritus, Andrew Long, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, have set out to formally measure the impact that hip dysplasia has on a patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Gambling and Mr. Long hope to collect 800 data samples from adolescent and adult DDH patients from around the world to understand more clearly how hip dysplasia affects the Quality of Life, Concerns and Impact Measure (QoLC&I) of hip dysplasia. To achieve this, the survey is designed as a patient-centered, outcome measure assessment.

The goal of their survey is to improve communication between clinicians and patients, which will lead to a better patient experience and the best possible outcomes.

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in this research then please complete the survey. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be taken here: Hip Dysplasia Survey.

« Back
  • Call to Action Buttons

  • Email Sign Up

    Email Sign Up
  • Social Media Links

  • Translate Link

    Para ver en Español Click Aquí

  • SubNav Menu

  • Hippo CTA

  • Child CTA

  • Latest News

    Latest News

    Submit a Story

    So. You’ve just been diagnosed with hip dysplasi...

    Jul 11

    A blog post by Nancy Muir The diagnosis of hip dysplasia can elicit...

    Quality of Life, Concerns and Impact Measure

    Jul 09

    This paper reports that a questionnaire has been developed to accurate...

    Hip Dysplasia Survey

    Jun 26

    Are you a patient or parent/guardian of a child with Developme...

  • Latest Stories

    Latest Stories

    Submit a Story


    Jul 16

    I have been through hell and back with Myles. Not only does he fall in...


    Jul 10

    I am 38 years old and had been having hip pain in my right hip for the...


    Jul 10

    In 1990 I was born with hip dysplasia in my left hip, but it went undi...