This website follows the progress of Cassidy, who was born with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips, or DDH. The condition is also known as dislocated hips, Congenital Hip Dysplasia (CHD), Developmental Hip Dysplasia (DHD) or Clicky Hips.
Written by Cassidy's mother Catriona, 'Cassidy's Hip Story' is a touching tale of battles & victories, despair & hope, trials & tribulations -but mostly of the courage and patience of a little girl who will touch your heart. The support and positivity of her loving family and the expertise of her surgeons is nothing short of inspirational.
Also a resource for parents/carers of 'Hip children', this site is the home page of Australia's premier Support Group for this condition. The Group has been fully functional for many years and provides caring, empathetic support for anyone dealing with DDH.
The 'Hip Dysplasia' section contains some very valuable information related to this condition and the 'Tips' section has tips for coping with surgery and children in hospital, as well as some other more unusual ideas.
The 'Hip Links' section contains links to other hip related websites.
There's heaps of photos and x-rays of all of Cassidy's surgeries and recoveries, with new ones added on a regular basis.
Please note: The information provided in this web site and the associated links is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians.
This site built and maintained by Catriona Hill Copyright © 2003 Catriona Hill. All rights reserved.
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