Hip Anatomy

What makes Up Your Hip?

The hip is a ball and socket joint, uniting the femur (thigh bone) with the pelvis, and functions as one of the most important joints in the human body. Designed for both mobility and stability, the hip allows the leg to move in three planes of motion, while also providing an important shock absorption function to the torso and upper body. A healthy hip allows the leg to move forwards, backwards, side to side, and rotate right and left painlessly.

Watch the video to learn about the anatomy and function of your hip!

Hip Anatomy 2011, Video, Eorthopod, Http://www.eorthopod.com/.

 

 

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