HIP

The hip lets you walk, run, and jump. They support the weight of your body.

Disease or injury to the hip can make doing everyday things like taking a walk or getting up from a chair painful.

WHAT IS THE HIP?

The hip joint, called a “ball-and-socket” joint, has 2 bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The bones are:

  • The hip socket (a part of the pelvic bone called the acetabulum).
  • The beginning part of the thighbone (called the femur).

The hip socket is an opening that holds the ball, which is the top of the thighbone.

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at the hip joint. It helps the hip move smoothly and cushions and protects it.

Muscles, tendons, and ligaments also support your hip:

  • Tendons are tough but flexible cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone.
  • Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones or cartilage. They support and strengthen joints.
  • Muscles are tissues that help you move and helps support your body.

GET ADVANCED HIP CARE RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Finding the treatment that’s right for your hip problem is our focus at The Orthopedic Health Center. We use non-surgical treatments whenever possible. When you do need surgery, our expert surgeons help you heal faster and with less pain. All right in your neighborhood: Hoboken, New Jersey.

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO LIVE WITH NECK AND BACK PAIN.