Hip & Pelvis

The hip is one of your body’s largest weight-bearing joints, as well as one of the most flexible. The hip allows for a wide range of motion – moving forward and backward, side to side and twisting – all while supporting the weight of the body. 
The hip consists of two main parts – a ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur) that fits into a rounded socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Ligaments connect the ball to the socket to provide stability to the joint. A thin membrane covers the surface of the hip joint and makes a fluid that lubricates the hip to practically eliminate friction. Normally, all of these parts work together, allowing easy movement without pain.

Common conditions include:

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