University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Support group websites

Here are some links that you may find useful:

STEPS -  The National Association for Children with Lower Limb Abnormalities   

  • Steps
    The White House
    Wilderspool Business Park
    Greenall’s Avenue
    WA4 6HL
  • Helpline:  01925 750271
    Main office: 01925 438090
  • Email:  

Perthes Association - Helping children with Osteochondritis

  • PO Box 773
    GU1 1XN
  • Helpline: 01483 306637

International Perthes Study Group - Research group with the goal of advancing knowledge and care of patients with Perthes disease

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute - Working to improve the treatment of hip dysplasia and support affected families

Contact a Family - For families with disabled children

  • Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (freephone for parents and families, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday)

DDH UK - Supporting families affected by developmental dysplasia of the hip