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Following reports that the number of hip replacements for the under 60s has risen by 76% in the last decade, Spica Warrior (, the UK’s only Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) dedicated charity, is calling for greater awareness of the condition and effective early screening of babies.

DDH occurs when the ball and socket hip joint fails to develop correctly and whilst not life threatening, if left untreated it can lead to disability, long-term pain, arthritis and ultimately hip replacements.

Founder, Natalie Trice, who is also a member of the International Advisory Board for the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and author of Cast Life - A Parent's Guide to DDH, said, “With an ageing population, and the continuing late diagnosis of DDH in babies, children young adults, we weren’t...

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