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The hip joint is one of the most important and flexible joints in the human body allowing us to walk, run, bend and perform various physical activities. It is a ball and socket joint formed between the head of the femur (thighbone) and pelvic bones. The hip joint can undergo wear and tear, develop arthritis, developmental disorders or injuries such as fractures, dislocation, labral tears and tendon and cartilage injuries.

This page links to the conditions we treat and the surgical options available.

Dr. Roger Brighton, a leading expert in orthopaedic care, is dedicated to providing comprehensive hip care. Dr. Brighton combines decades of experience, cutting-edge technology, and compassionate care to deliver personalised solutions for your hip health.

Hip Anatomy

Hip Anatomy

The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body. It is also referred to as a ball and socket joint and is surrounded by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The thigh bone or femur and the pelvis join to form the hip joint. Any injury or disease of the hip will adversely affect the joint's range of motion and ability to bear weight.

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