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Hip Anatomy and Examination

Basics Description Bones: Pelvis and femur bone The acetabulum is the socket Muscles: Flexors: Iliopsoas, sartorius, rectus femoris Extensors: Gluteus maximus, hamstring muscles Abductors: Gluteus medius, gluteus minimus Adductors: Gracilis, pectineus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus Nerves: Femoral: Hip flexors Obturator: Adductors Superior gluteal: Abductors Ligaments: Sacroiliac: Sacrum to ilium Sacrotuberous: Sacrum to […]

Hamstring Strain

Basics Description The hamstrings are long muscles in the posterior thigh that extend from the ischial tuberosity behind the hip, down to the knee. A hamstring strain is a stretch-induced muscle injury. Tears result from the hamstring muscle suddenly changing from a stabilizing flexor to an extensor. It usually is caused by quick starts […]

A Patient’s Guide to Hip Anatomy

Introduction

The hip joint is a true ball-and-socket joint. This arrangement gives the hip a large amount of motion needed for daily activities like walking, squatting, and stair-climbing.

Understanding how the different layers of the hip are built and connected can help you understand how the hip works, how it can be injured, and how […]