The Hip Joint

The Hip JointAll of the various components of the hip joint – bone, ligaments, cartilage, and muscle – assist in the mobility of the human body. Damage to any single component can negatively affect range of motion and ability to bear weight on the joint. Arthritic degeneration or physical trauma affecting the bones in the hip joint can necessitate total hip replacement, partial hip replacement or hip resurfacing.
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Anatomic Hip

About the Hip Joint

The hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee). It is a ball and socket joint at the juncture of the leg and pelvis. The rounded head of the femur (thighbone) forms the ball, which fits […]

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)

Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis is a degenerative disease in which the surface cartilage of a joint wears away eventually leaving just bone beneath it exposed. Healthy cartilage acts as padding in the joint and under normal […]

Hip Pain

Hip Pain and Problems from Injuries, Arthritis

Problems with our hips can be caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis or avascular necrosis. Other hip problems are attributed to injuries such as sprains, bursitis, dislocations and fractures. Treatments for hip problems range from basic pain management techniques to […]


Reasons for Hip Replacement Surgery

There are several conditions which can lead to chronic hip pain and disability, requiring hip replacement. The overwhelming majority of hip replacement surgeries though are necessitated by arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most […]