- Version 1.0.0
- 0 downloads
The hip joint is a large synovial socket and ball joint which is formed by the femoral head (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket). The acetabulum is formed by pelvic bones; the ilium, the ischium and the pubis.
The hip joint represents the articulation between the lower extremity and the axial skeleton and allows a high degree of mobility while being stable.
The muscles of the hip consist of four main groups
Gluteal group: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius,