BC Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic team creating first-ever global hip dysplasia registry and standardized assessment tool to benefit children worldwide

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Our ultimate mission is to improve hip health, mobility, and quality of life for children with DDH, with the hope of someday seeing a world free from the burden of this condition

The orthopaedic team at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) has received numerous awards and global recognition for their work and now they aim to create a standardized test for *Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) medical professionals will be able to utilize worldwide.

At birth, all newborns should be tested for DDH but there is currently no standardized testing and in some countries, little testing at all. When not properly diagnosed with DDH, children can go on to have numerous surgeries and physical limitations that will impact them for life, causing much suffering and costs to the medical system.

Newly formed “I’m a HIPpy” brings together a wealth of knowledge, research and experience supporting BCCH’s Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, whose ongoing study, DDH registry and standardized testing has the potential to help children all over the world.

“Our ultimate mission is to improve hip health, mobility, and quality of life for children with DDH, with the hope of someday seeing a world free from the burden of this condition,” says Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, BC Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Professor, UBC Department of Orthopaedics. “The dedicated ‘I’m a HIPpy’ program has the ability and opportunity to assist us in creating a solution to DDH for children everywhere with a proper assessment tool and registry that can be shared and utilized by medical professionals wherever they may be in the world.”

Dr. Mulpuri and his team have started work to establish best practices in screening and the early assessment of DDH as well as creating a registry that will be the first of its kind in the world, in both size and scope, that will span 16 centres in five countries, across four continents.

“Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is one of our most respected surgeons and world-renowned for his work in children’s orthopaedics,” said Dr. Anthony Cooper, BCCH Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon. “Dr. Mulpuri has been able to drastically improve the lives…

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