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Hip Joint (Left)
Connective Tissue

Hip Joint (Left)

Articulatio coxae

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Description

The hip joint is a multiaxial synovial ball and socket joint formed by the femoral head (the ball) distally, and the acetabulum (the socket) proximally.

The ligaments surrounding the hip joint, mainly the iliofemoral, pubofemoral, ischiofemoral, transverse acetabular, and the ligament of the head of the femur, play a vital role in the stability of the hip joint. The hip joint is also composed of the acetabular labrum, a fibrocartilaginous ring that lines the rim of the acetabulum and deepens the articular surface of the acetabulum.

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The hip joint is defined by the articulation between the head of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis.

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