Cast Life: A Parent's Guide to DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Explained) by Natalie Trice

£9.99 / $14.95 * 216 pages * October 2015 * paperback ISBN: 978-1-910923-01-6

Part of the royalties from the sale of the book are donated to Spica Warrior (, a UK based charity raising awareness of DDH.

"DDH is one of the most common congenital abnormalities and it is remarkable that there is so little information out there. This book is essential reading for parents, and indeed healthcare workers, who are involved in the care of children who have the condition and I would love to see it in clinics around the world." Professor N. M. P. Clarke ChM, DM, FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

When a child is diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) parents experience a wide variety of emotions and responses, often having an overwhelming need to understand everything about the condition and what the future holds for their child. This exceptional and comprehensive book covers everything you need to know about DDH. Providing explanations of this common condition, outlining the various treatments involved, and detailing what life may be like for you and your child in a cast, this invaluable book also deals with the emotional side of DDH.

Written by a parent of a child with DDH specifically for other parents, this book doesn't bombard you with medical jargon, but equips you with the knowledge and facts you need to understand and get to grips with DDH. With comments and case studies from other parents as well as expert comment and advice, Cast Life is a must have book for anyone on their DDH journey.

Part of the royalties from the sale of the book are donated to Spica Warrior (, a UK based charity raising awareness of DDH.


THE AUTHOR: Natalie Trice is a freelance writer and blogger who writes a regular column for Families Magazine as well as parenting and lifestyle topics for various other publications, websites and on her lifestyle blog, Natalie lives in the UK with her husband and two young sons, Eddie and Lucas. Lucas was born with DDH and spent 18 months in various casts and splints after a late diagnosis at five months.



* written by a mother who has, and still is, looking after her son with DDH;

* provides essential and practical advice to parents and professionals about DDH;

* readable, engaging and ful of case studies from other parents as well as invaluable information from experts;

part of the royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the charity, Spica Warrior.

Chapter 1: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: the facts
Chapter 2: Dealing with the DDH diagnosis
Chapter 3: Pavlik harness treatment and care
Chapter 4: Surgery
Chapter 5: Spica casts
Chapter 6: Hospital
Chapter 7: Cast life
Chapter 8: Diet and cast life
Chapter 9: Family and relationships
Chapter 10: Life post cast
Chapter 11: Lucas
Chapter 12: Case studies
Chapter 13: Equipment and resources

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