Frequently asked questions


About VicHip

The Victorian hip dysplasia registry, or VicHip, is a clinical registry of patients diagnosed with hip dysplasia in Victoria.

Welcome to our community! We are a passionate group of families, researchers and hip health experts dedicated to improving the care and treatment of hip dysplasia. Our mission is to help patients get the best possible outcomes in their health journey with hip dysplasia.

Hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), affects one in every hundred babies. It can lead to disability, pain or the need for hip replacement. It's important to catch and treat early, but it can be hard to detect. It's a global health problem, and we're working to fix it.

Do you have a child with hip dysplasia? We invite you to join VicHip and share valuable health information and insights with us. Our goal is to learn more about hip dysplasia, its causes, and find better ways to diagnose and manage the condition.

Together we can unlock the knowledge needed to create a future of healthier hips.

Learn more for parents or health professionals


VicHip registry data is used to understand hip dysplasia better, measure the quality of care provided and how it relates to patient outcomes. Our research falls into three key focus areas:

  • cause and risk factors
  • early diagnosis and treatment
  • shaping a future of healthier hips.

Learn more about our research focus areas


We partner with:

VicHip is overseen by a Study Steering Committee, which is made up of a stellar team of research investigators. They are a group of highly regarded orthopaedic surgeons, clinicians and researchers at the forefront of hip dysplasia research. Read more about the VicHip Study Steering Committee or meet our team


VicHip is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant ID 2015989. Read more about our partners and supporters

Participating in VicHip

VicHip is a caring community of families, researchers and clinicians who are dedicated to sharing knowledge and insights about hip dysplasia.

Working with us allows you to share your opinions, suggest improvements and contribute to discussions that influence healthcare policies. Your involvement ensures that the views of clinicians are given priority in decision-making.

By joining VicHip, you can actively contribute to advancing medical research, promoting evidence-based practice and improving the quality and outcomes of patient care.

Read more about why participate in VicHip?


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The success of VicHip relies on the involvement of patients and clinicians from all over Victoria. The more sites participating in VicHip, the more effective the registry will be in providing valuable data and insights. Talk to us about how to get involved.

If you are a doctor or clinician working at an existing participating hospital or practice, we’ll put you in touch with the site research team. 

The data we collect and store helps us build the best possible clinical registry. It includes ultrasounds and X-rays, clinical notes, medical history, treatments, participant surveys, PROMs and basic contact details so we can contact participants in the future. 

Learn more about data and privacy or read the complete VicHip Participant Information and Consent Form Parent (English)

VicHip use REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, web-based software to build and manage our online database and surveys. It is widely used in the research community.

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 If you have any questions or feedback, or would like to speak to someone about joining VicHip, please contact us

Proudly in partnership with

VicHip is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Medical Research Future Fund grant 2015989.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of lands on which we work and pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.