hip joint


Definition of hip joint

: the articulation between the femur and the hip bone

Examples of hip joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This exercise not only works the core, but the entire hip joint. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Reformer Pilates: What it is, who it's best for and how to do some moves without the reformer," 10 Jan. 2020 The basic issue with hip dysplasia is that the ball and socket of the hip joint stop fitting properly, causing the joint to deteriorate. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Medicare for pets — it’s not as crazy as you think," 15 Oct. 2019 But day after day, the same repetitive-motion pounding that builds bone can pulverize knee and hip joints with osteo-arthritis and accelerate sarcopenia, muscle wasting. Los Angeles Times, "Don’t be a mono-maniac: Here’s why you need to mix up your workouts," 26 Sep. 2019 Without a hip joint intact, Cannon can’t bear his full weight on his right leg. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Hall-Southington hockey coach Brian Cannon isn’t fighting cancer alone," 20 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of hip joint

1615, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2020

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“Hip joint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20joint. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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