Flashcards in Hip Joint Deck (7)
The hip joint is an articulation between what?
The acetabulum and the femur
If the hip joint is a ball and socket joint, what is the ball and what is the socket?
Ball: femoral head
What two features is the hip joint mainly designed for?
Stability and mobility.
What forms the posterior, superior and anterior parts of the acetabulum?
How much of the femoral head do the pelvic bones cover, and what covers the remaining portion?
The ilium, ischium and pubis cover 3/4 of the femoral head, the Transverse acetabular ligament
What does the Transverse Acetabular Ligament cover?
The acetabular notch inferiorly