Our Charity Partner International Hip Dysplasia Institute
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Dan and Cara Whitney Fund the Development of the Institute


Hip Dysplasia means that the bones of the hip joint are not aligned correctly. It affects thousands of children and adults each year and is known by many different names: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Hip Dislocation, Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (CDH), Loose Hips. Hip Dysplasia prevents the hip joint from functioning properly and the joint wears out much faster than normal, much like a car’s tires will wear out faster when out of alignment. It is also a “silent” condition that means pain is not normally felt until much later stages, making it harder to detect. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) – is commonly used when talking about hip dysplasia in children. Approximately 1 out of 6 newborns will have some type of hip instability and 2-3 out of every 1,000 infants will require treatment. In spite of the frequency of DDH in babies and the potential for life-long disability caused by DDH, the awareness of this condition is poor outside of the medical profession. 

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A portion of every book sale benefits IHDI and their mission to significantly reduce the number of newborns and infants diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hips (ddh). 

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Giving to IHDI in the 2017 FY as of June 1, 2017:

$ 1000 .00 Support to IHDI

$ 500 .00 Grant Challenge: $1 for every new Subscriber to Launch List for the month of June

Mission Statement of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute

It is the mission of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to reduce the physical, social, and economic burden for children and adults affected by neonatal hip instability and developmental dislocation of the hip.

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Objectives of the Institute and their International Medical Board

  1. Promote early diagnosis and prevention of hip dysplasia.
  2. Identify or develop safe, cost-effective treatments for developmental hip dysplasia
  3. Identify and define best practices to improve outcomes with reduced risk for varying degrees of hip dysplasia
  4. Develop treatments for late presentations of hip dysplasia in order to reduce the need for surgery
  5. Develop collaborative international clinical research projects through web-based registry
  6. Provide online educational resources for physicians, patients and families through the Institute’s website
  7. Establish an international physician referral network that is accessible though the Institute’s website
  8. Provide online and in-person learning experiences of best practices for interested physicians
  9. Continue to find sources of funding through philanthropy to support our mission
  10. Provide prevention strategies and equipment for non-operative care in developing countries

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