Anatomy of the Hip Joint

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The hip joint is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. This ball-and-socket joint allows the leg to move and rotate while keeping the body stable and balanced. Let's take a closer look at the main parts of the hip joint's anatomy.

How is the hip joint organized?

This detailed video describes the anatomy of the hip joint, including its bones, articular cartilage, and soft tissues. The hip joints are versatile joints. They support your body while allowing you to perform a wide range of activities. Because the hip joints bear such a heavy load, they are vulnerable to injury and to osteoarthritis.