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Hip

The thigh bone, femur, and the pelvis, acetabulum, join to form the hip joint.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 joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.

The cartilage cushions the joint and allows the bones to move on each other with smooth movements.This cartilage does not show up on X-ray, therefore you can see a “joint space” between the femoral head and acetabular socket.

Hip Anatomy
Conditions
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    Labral Tear Labrum is a ring of strong fibrocartilaginous tissue lining around the socket of the hip joint. Labrum serves many functions where it acts as shock absorber…
     
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    Femoroacetabular Impingement Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where there is too much friction in the hip joint from bony irregularities causing pain and decreased range of hip motion.
     
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    Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease is the most common form of hip arthritis. It occurs most often in older people.
     
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    Hip Bursitis Hip bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of a bursa in the hip. Bursae are fluid filled sacs present in joints between bone and soft tissue…
     
Surgical Procedures
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    Hip Arthroscopy Hip arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery, is performed through very small incisions to evaluate and treat a variety of hip conditions.
     
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    Total Hip Replacement (THR) Hip replacement has become necessary for your arthritic hip: this is one of the most effective operations known and should give you many years of freedom from pain.
     
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    Hip Resurfacing Resurfacing procedures may be indicated in the young patient (usually less than 55 years) who has osteoarthritis and wishes to maintain an active lifestyle.
     
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    Revision Hip Replacement Revision hip replacement is a surgical procedure performed in individuals who already had hip replacement surgery but had certain complications that led to failure of the previous surgery.