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Exercises For The Hip Joint

The hip joint is formed by the pelvic bones and the femur or upper leg bone. The hip joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The femur has a ball shaped end that fits into a cup formed by the pelvic bones. This configuration along with strong ligaments makes the hip joint very sturdy. Muscles attach to the femur at the greater and lesser trochanters. These muscles move the hip joint with 3 basic movements. The muscles can be injured... Continue reading

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