Team Break-A-Leg!

The Day of Movement is almost here, October 9, 2021!  There are lots of ways to participate, and making or joining a virtual team is one of them.

Learn about Team Break-A-Leg! Click Here

Team Break-a-Leg is a team of individuals who have hip conditions that affect the femur side of the hip joint. Many of us have undergone femoral osteotomies which are surgeries where the femur is cut and either rotated or repositioned to improve the alignment of the ball and socket of the hip joint.

This is a virtual team and we welcome anyone and everyone – no matter where you are at in your journey – to participate in your own way and at your own pace on our Day of Movement on October 9, 2021 (or whenever!) Ride a bike, take a crutch walk, do some pool exercises, swim, garden, do some yoga, go to the playground, or do your PT exercises. All movement counts!

For more information about Teams or the Day of Movement visit our website at

Support Team Saxton!

Saxton is a premed student, powerlifter and hiker. He had his first PAO in July and is preparing for his second in January.

Growing up, I played football and I wrestled so I’m no stranger to pain or injuries, but this has by far been the most intense and painful recovery I’ve ever had to endure.

I am excited to raise money for the International Hip Dysplasia Institute with Miles4Hips and support their mission to raise money for hip dysplasia research.

Read more of his story at this link. If you would like to start your own team or learn more about our Day of Moment click here.

Healthy Hips 4 Life Wristbands!

We are excited to announce the IHDI is offering free “Healthy Hips 4 Life” wristbands to help raise awareness about hip dysplasia!  Show off your wristband for the Day of Movement on October 9, 2021!  Click here to order your wristband!

For more information about the Day of Movement and other ways you can get involved click here!

Gigi Miles4Hips Champion

Meet our Miles4Hips Champion, Gigi!  Read her story of her quest for a diagnosis and surgeries.

Click here to read her story

Our Miles4Hips Champions are individuals who support the hip dysplasia community by sharing their story, creating awareness about this diagnosis, and supporting the educational and research efforts of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to improve prevention, and diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for individuals and families affected by hip dysplasia.

If you would like to become a Miles4Hips Champion email us at

Meet Team Ryan!

Meet Team Ryan 2021, and join them in supporting the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for our Day of Movement!  Read Ryan’s journey with hip dysplasia that began with knee pain shortly before her 3rd birthday.

“The Day of Movement on 10/9/21 will be a day for us to celebrate her journey, with all the bad and good that has come from it. We hope people use this day to celebrate their mobility, whatever that looks like for them. We hope this day can bring awareness and funding to a cause that is still not well understood.”

Click here to learn more about Team Ryan!

To create fundraising team or to learn more about the Day of Movement click here.

Hannah, Miles4Hips Champion!

Meet our Miles4Hips Champion, Hannah and read her story! Support Hannah along her quest to raise hip dysplasia awareness and support the IHDI. Her campaign runs through October 14, 2021.

If you would like to become a Miles4Hips Champion or get involved fill out this google form or email us at

Fall Shirts on Sale Now for the Day of Movement!

For The Day of Movement on October 9, 2021 our annual hip dysplasia awareness shirts are now on sale through September 6, 2021! We added long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts for the fall weather. Buy a shirt to help raise awareness and support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute!

Click here to order a T-Shirt and read about the winning design!

To learn more about this year’s Day of Movement and how you can get involved click here!