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The hip is the
largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The thighbone (femur) fits tightly
into a cup-shaped socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. The hip joint is held
together by a joint capsule, tendons, ligaments, and the muscles of the buttocks, groin, and spine.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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