Interview With Dr. Salil Upasani

Dr. Salil Upasani joins Miles4Hips Board Member Ashley Spalla for an interview discussing hip dysplasia, treatments and advances that may be coming in the future.

Dr. Salil Upasani is director of the International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also serves as an IHDI Medical Advisory Board Member.

How it Started!

Miles4Hips started with Nancy’s quest to run a 100-mile race and to raise awareness and support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, and over $5000 was raised for the IHDI! That first event was the starting point that became the Miles4Hips you see today.

“I was humbled and overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm we received from the IHDI and from the hip dysplasia community. With the support and encouragement of IHDI and some passionate and determined hip dysplasia advocates and friends, we decided to continue to develop the Miles4Hips initiative. Through our efforts, we hope to promote hip dysplasia education and awareness; be a reliable information source for hip dysplasia patients, families, and friends; garner support for the IHDI as they commit to improving the lives of others living with this condition; and promote movement in all capacities for healthy hips and minds!”

Support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is the global humanitarian leader in the fight against hip dysplasia. They envision a world free from the suffering of hip dysplasia by increasing awareness and prevention, developing new diagnosing technologies and improving the treatment process for those affected by hip dysplasia. One of the goals of Miles4Hips is to raise awareness of the IHDI and to be a primary donor and supporter through individual and group fundraising efforts.

Understanding Adult Hip Dysplasia

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute is a great resource for learning more about hip dysplasia, and there is a section on their website dedicated to adult hip dysplasia.

Visit their website to learn more about:
– Causes of Hip Dysplasia
– Diagnosis
– Treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical
– And More!