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Wobbly New Walkers… How to spot if your baby has Clicky Hip

The x-ray showed Gemma's hip totally dislocated - I was in total shock!

The x-ray showed Gemma’s hip totally dislocated – I was in total shock!

Guest Post by Rachael Daniels.

On Monday 26th October 2015 our lives changed.  My daughter Gemma was diagnosed with ‘Clicky Hip’ – more formally known as Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH).

I had no idea about this condition until I was faced with it and I have learnt a lot about it since. Gemma was 19 months old when she was diagnosed, and I just wish I had known more about the symptoms and signs before diagnosis. Maybe then Gemma could have received treatment earlier.

That is why I am writing this post – to spread awareness of this condition so that other parents will hopefully spot it and recognise it sooner in their own children. Continue reading