The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum.
The hip joint comprises of the ball-shaped head of the thigh bone (femur), which articulates with a part of the pelvic bone (acetabulum) to form a ball and socket joint.
The hip plays an important role in supporting the upper body weight while standing, walking and running, and hip stability is crucial for these functions.
Hip Labral Tear
A hip labral tear is an injury to the labrum, the cartilage that surrounds the outside rim of your hip joint socket.
Hip Joint Replacement
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components.
Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.