hip joint


Definition of hip joint

: the articulation between the femur and the hip bone

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This helps to loosen up the hip flexors and hip joint, which will help with your running or walking stride. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "A warmup and cool down routine for runners," 4 June 2019 The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the human body. SELF, "5 Lunges Everyone With Tight Hips Should Do," 22 Feb. 2019 Your glute medius and minimus help keep your hip joint strong and stable, explains Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 6-Move Butt Workout Shakira Does to Strengthen Her Glutes," 30 Mar. 2018 Having a strong glute max, glute med and glute minimus, and strong muscles surrounding your glutes helps support your lower back, promotes good posture, stabilizes your legs, and maintains the integrity of movement in your hip joint, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Quick Equipment-Free Butt Workout From Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea," 27 June 2018 The key insight behind the ankle exo—to change our natural gait as little as necessary—came after the team reviewed ultrasound imaging studies that revealed exactly how the ankle, knee, and hip joints work together to share the stress of walking. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "We've Been Making Exoskeleton Super-Legs All Wrong," 4 Apr. 2015 By making your step rate match the natural swing time of your leg, your body doesn’t have to actively move the leg but just relaxes at the hip joint. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Pendulums and Pacing: the Fine Art of Walking," 19 Apr. 2018 That occurs when the bone and socket in the hip joint don't fit properly together, hampering range of motion. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "Lakers' Isaiah Thomas to miss rest of season after he undergoes hip surgery on Thursday," 29 Mar. 2018 The posterior approach, the main hip replacement method for many years, involves accessing the hip joint through an incision in the back of the leg – near the top of the femur. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "Looking at hip replacement differently," 5 Mar. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of hip joint

: the ball-and-socket joint comprising the articulation between the femur and the hip bone

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