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 These exercises target muscle groups that cross the hip joint. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "To Improve Your Running, Try These Six Hip Exercises," 3 Oct. 2020 The hip joint is surrounded by several muscles, including the powerful glutes and the smaller hip flexors and adductors located on your inner thigh. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "To Improve Your Running, Try These Six Hip Exercises," 3 Oct. 2020 Notably, the muscles extending the hip joint were 32% bigger in the elite athletes than in the sub-elite group. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "What separates elite sprinters from the also-rans? A big butt, according to new research," 2 Oct. 2020 The labrum is a ring of cartilage that encircles the hip joint socket, helping protect the joint and hold it in place. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "In advance of Chapman’s hip repair Monday, Canha recalls his own surgery," 14 Sep. 2020 Tribology’s applications now extend beyond the realm of mechanics: Biotribology, for example, might investigate replacing the body’s natural ball-and-socket hip joint with a smooth metallic ball at the head of the femur. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, "How the Obscure Science of Rubbing Built the Past and Will Shape the Future," 7 Apr. 2020 And at first glance, the hip joints appear more human than ape-like. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Ancient humans are having a moment. Here are the fascinating new things we've learned this week about our ancestors," 2 Apr. 2020 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

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Hip joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20joint. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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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