Hip

Picture of the hip

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The thigh bone (femur) fits tightly into a cup-shaped socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. The hip joint is held together by muscles of the buttocks, groin, and spine; tendons; ligaments; and a joint capsule.

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Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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