Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint
How does the Hip joint work?
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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint resulting in pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.
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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.
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Snapping Hip Syndrome
The hip is an important joint that helps us walk, run and jump. The ball-and-socket joint in the hip is formed between the round end of the femur (thighbone) and the cup-shaped socket of the acetabulum (part of the hip bone).
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Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
Inflammation of the joints is referred to as arthritis. The inflammation arises when the smooth covering (cartilage) at the end surfaces of the bones wears away.
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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.
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The hip joint is also known as a ball and socket joint, where the ball (femoral head) of the thigh bone fits into the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis bone.
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Revision Hip Replacement
Revision hip replacement is a complex surgical procedure in which all or part of a previously implanted hip-joint is replaced with a new artificial hip-joint. Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities.
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BIRMINGHAM HIP* Resurfacing System
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) is a metal-on-metal prosthesis used in hip resurfacing procedure. Hip Resurfacing is a bone conserving procedure where the acetabulum (hip socket) is replaced and femoral head is resurfaced.
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Total Hip Joint Replacement (THR)
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.
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Hip Home Exercise Program
Hip replacement is a surgery performed to replace parts of a diseased hip joint with an artificial prosthesis. The goal of hip replacement is to eliminate pain and return you to your normal activities.
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Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Activities After Hip Replacement
- Additional Resources on the Hip
- Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
- Fracture of the Pelvis
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Implants
- Hip Strains
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Osteonecrosis of the Hip
- Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
- Perthes Disease
- Preventing Hip Fractures
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Snapping Hip
- Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide