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Hip Joint

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  • Ball and socket joint
    • Formed by the articulation of the Acetabulum, a socket found within the Ilium
    • And the Femoral Head, the round proximal component of the femur
    • The socket is deepened by the Acetabular Labrum
    • This smooth articular surface provides a wide range of motion
  • The joint capsule [1]
    • Originates from near the base of the labrum
    • Attaches distally at the base of the trochanters
    • Capsule is reinforced by the iliofemoral, ischiofemoral, and pubofemoral ligaments.



Vascular Supply


Clinical Significance

See Also


  1. Keene GS, Villar RN. Arthroscopic anatomy of the hip: an in vivo study. Arthroscopy 1994;10(4):392–399
Created by:
John Kiel on 20 September 2020 13:38:31
Last edited:
20 September 2020 13:41:49