Hip Joint

  • (noun): The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.
    Synonyms: hip, coxa, articulatio coxae

Some articles on hip joint, joint, hip:

Skeletal System Of The Horse - Appendicular Skeleton - Important Bones and Joints of The Hindlimb
... is a cavity called the acetabulum, which acts as the socket of the hip joint ... Proximally it forms a ball-and-socket joint with the pelvis to form the hip joint, and distally it meets the tibia and patella at the stifle joint ... Hip joint Ball-and-socket joint made up of the acetabulum of the pelvis and the femur ...
Muscular System - Muscles - Anatomy
... gluteal arteries inferior gluteal nerve external rotation and extension of the hip joint Iliacus, Psoas major, Psoas minor biceps femoris ischium, femur fibula inferior gluteal artery, popliteal artery tibial ... ulna radial recurrent artery musculocutaneous nerve flexion at elbow joint pronator teres humerus, ulna radius ulnar artery and radial artery median nerve pronation of ...
Human Leg - Anatomy - Muscles - Thigh
... insert on the femur and therefore act only on the hip joint ... on the leg (either the tibia or the fibula) and thus act primarily on the knee joint ... Most of the adductors act exclusively on the hip joint, so functionally they qualify as hip muscles ...
Femoral Acetabular Impingement - Treatment
... intervention may help to optimize alignment and mobility of the hip joint, therefore, decreasing excessive forces on irritable or weakened tissues ... to identify specific movement patterns that may be injuring the involved hip ... been developed in order to preserve the hip joint ...

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