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Information of the hip

The hip is a complex and essential joint which supports the body’s full weight. It is formed where the head of the femur (thigh bone) meets the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum).

Its complex anatomy includes:

  • 2 bones
  • 17 main muscles
  • 4 ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Blood vessels, nerves and soft tissue

Hip Treatments

Find out more about Hip Surgery and Treatments At Orthopaedics SA