Anatomy of the Hip

Physicians Specializing In the Hip:

Dr. Mannion, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Dr. Kachar, D.O.

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint where the head of the femur articulates with the cuplike acetabulum of the pelvic bone.

The head of the femur and the socket are covered with a layer of smooth cartilage which cushions the joint, and allows the bones to move on each other with very little friction.