Anatomy of the Hip
The hip is a large ball-and-socket joint that has six degrees of freedom of movment (flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation).
It offers a good range of movement but is very stable and rarely dislocates, even after high-impact trauma.
Hip's ball and socket is a functional combination of following elements:
- Articular Cartilage
How the Hip Works
To see the hip in motion, please watch the animated presentation.
The hip joint is surrounded by a tough, fibrous sleeve called the capsule, which helps hold the joint together. The capsule is lined by the synovium that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joint.
Common Hip Problems
The hip can suffer from age related degeneration, injuries and other problems.
Some of these hip problems are:
- Labral Tears and FAI (femoro-acetabular impingement)
- Gluteus Medius Tears
- Trochanteric Bursitis
Treatments for the Hip
- Gluteus Medius Repair
- Trochanteric Bursitis Treatments
- Total Hip Replacement surgery
- Dual Mobility Hip Replacement surgery
- Anterior Hip Replacement surgery
- Revision Hip Replacement surgery
Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects the hip and other large and small joints.
The joint surface is covered by smooth articular cartilage that allows near frictionless movement, shock absorption and pain free movement.
The cartilage can wear out with age and activity, leading to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis can cause continual and debilitating pain in the hip joint.