Hip Dysplasia 101
Empowering Patients Series
Understand the diagnosis, learn how to be your own advocate, and walk into your next doctor appointment prepared.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, this is the course for you. After a Hip Dysplasia diagnosis, you want - no you NEED - to learn everything you can, but it's difficult (and time consuming) to find a reputable and comprehensive source. Trust us. We've been there.
Taught by a registered nurse and mother of child diagnosed with hip dysplasia, this course will provide you with a thorough introduction to hip dysplasia that spans diagnosis through recovery in a user friendly, easy to understand and low stress format.
As soon as you enroll in the Hip Dysplasia E- Course, you'll have access to the student dashboard -- this is where you'll view the modules, and course resources including the downloadable course workbook and Action Guide.
The core of this course are the eight modules taught by our registered nurse educator and hip dysplasia mom. Each module will teach you what you need to know to feel confident going into your next doctor's appointment. We will discuss what hip dysplasia is, review the anatomy of the hip, talk about risk factors, treatment options and even delve into what recovery can truly look like.
In addition to the online learning materials, you'll have access to bonus content ready to print, take with you to appointments, or review at any time.
In 2010, Karen was like every other first time mother: sleep deprived and just trying to figure it all out. Her little boy Kaeden was healthy and beautiful, but she'd noticed early on some tightness in his hips and a cute, "extra" roll on his right leg. She voiced her concerns to their pediatrician multiple times, but they fell on deaf ears. Luckily, Karen had a medical background and called in some favors. After speaking with a fellow classmate from Stanford - formerly a physical therapist for the San Francisco Giants and her mentor - a world renowned orthopedic surgeon; they all came to the same conclusion. Her son had hip dysplasia.
Although overwhelmed, she had a plan, knew the lingo and was able to get her son an appointment with one of the top pediatric orthopedist surgeons in the country within a few days. Karen knows better than anyone what getting a hip dysplasia diagnosis feels like. She's passionate about helping parents and patients learn about hip dysplasia so they can feel confident and prepared to advocate for themselves or the ones they love going into their next appointment. Read more of Kaeden's story here.