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1

The hip joint is a ____ joint

Ball-and-socket

2

The major ligaments of the hip joint include

Iliofemoral ligament, pubofemoral ligament, ischiofemoral ligament

3

The ligament that consists of a Y-shaped band of strong fibers that connects the anterior inferior iliac spine of the hip bone to a bony line (intertrochanteric line) extending between the greater and lesser trochanters of the femur

Iliofemoral ligament

4

The ligament that extends between the superior portion of the pubis and the iliofemoral ligament. Its fibers also blend with the fibers of the joint capsule.

Pubofemoral ligament

5

The ligament that consists of a band of strong fibers that originates on the ischium just posterior to the acetabulum and blends with the fibers of the joint capsule.

Ischiofemoral ligament

6

The strongest ligament in the body

The iliofemoral ligament

7

The variety of movements of the hip joint

Flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, rotation, and circumduction