Join the Community
You need support. Your family and friends will be key, but odds are they have not lived the spica life. There is a strong community of other spica parents out there that want to help and answer your questions.
The fastest and most helpful community we have found is through the DDH - Hip Dysplasia - Children Facing Surgery or Spica Casts Group on Facebook. This thriving community of spica parents can answer questions more specific to your situation, offer encouragement, or simply share with you in your experiences common to spica life. Request the group Admins to become part of this private group.
There are many awesome examples of blogs written by current and former spica parents, telling their stories and experiences. These are a great resource for unique tips, tricks, and insight. Here are some of our favorites:
3. Donna Jayne
There are several other great resources we have found that provide info on hip dysplasia and spica casts. Here are some of the best we have found:
3. DDH UK
4. Cast Life, by Natalie Trice
4. 101 Things to Do With a Child in a Spica Cast, by IvyRose Spica Chairs
Have you/your child been diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)? Please consider taking this research survey from Dr. Kishore Mulpuri’s team at BC Children’s Hospital.