The Hip Joint

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket synovial joint formed between the os coxa (hip bone) and the femur. A round, cup-shaped structure on the os coxa, known as the acetabulum, forms the socket for the hip joint. The rounded head of the femur Continue Scrolling To Read More Below… Health Testing at Home Guide.

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket synovial joint formed between the os coxa (hip bone) and the femur. A round, cup-shaped structure on the os coxa, known as the acetabulum, forms the socket for the hip joint.

Ligaments connect the ball to the socket and usually provide tremendous stability to the joint. The hip joint is normally very sturdy because of the fit between the femoral head and acetabulum as well as strong ligaments and muscles at the joint. All of the various components of the hip mechanism assist in the mobility of the joint.

This diagram with labels depicts and explains the details of The Hip Joint.

The Hip Joint