hip anatomy
Dr. Somesh Deb

Where is the hip in the body?

The hip region is located lateral and anterior to the gluteal region, inferior to the iliac crest, and overlying the greater trochanter of the femur, or "thigh bone". In adults, three of the bones of the pelvis have fused into the hip bone or acetabulum which forms part of the hip region.

What muscles surround the hip joint?

The hip joint is surrounded by several muscles, including: Gluteal muscles, located on the back of the hip (buttocks);
The adductor muscle on the inner thigh;
The iliopsoas muscle, which extends from the lower back to upper femur;
Quadriceps, a group of four muscles that comprise the front of the thigh; and.

Why is the hip joint so important?

The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body. It allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body's weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. ... The hip joint is a ball-and-socket synovial joint formed between the os coxa (hip bone) and the femur.

Is your hip part of your pelvis?

The bones of the pelvis are the hip bones, sacrum, and coccyx. Each hip bone contains three bones- the ilium, ischium, and pubis - that fuse together as we grow older. ... The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint created by the femur and a part of the pelvis called the acetabulum.

Why does the outside of my hip hurt?

Outer hip pain causes. ... But hip pain on the outer part of your hip is typically caused by problems with the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, and muscles) that surround your hip joint, not in the joint itself. A number of conditions can cause outer hip pain. These include bursitis and tendonitis.