• Knee
  • ACL
  • ACL Reconstruction with
    Allografts and LARS Ligaments
  • Acute
    Knee Injury Clinic
  • Partial
    Knee Replacement
  • Knee
  • Hip Replacement &
  • Skiing and
  • Revision Knee
  • Revision Hip
  • Anterior Minimally
    Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Computer
    Assisted Surgery

Anatomy of the Hip

The hip is a large ball-and-socket joint that has six degrees of freedom of movment (flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation).

It offers a good range of movement but is very stable and rarely dislocates, even after high-impact trauma.

Hip's ball and socket is a functional combination of following elements:

  • Bones
  • Articular Cartilage
  • Labrum
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles

How the Hip Works

To see the hip in motion, please watch the animated presentation.

The hip joint is surrounded by a tough, fibrous sleeve called the capsule, which helps hold the joint  together. The capsule is lined by the synovium that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joint.

Common Hip Problems

The hip can suffer from age related degeneration, injuries and other problems.

Some of these hip problems are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral Tears and FAI (femoro-acetabular impingement)
  • Gluteus Medius Tears
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Treatments for the Hip

  • Gluteus Medius Repair
  • Trochanteric Bursitis Treatments
  • Total Hip Replacement surgery
    • Dual Mobility Hip Replacement surgery
    • Anterior Hip Replacement surgery
    • Revision Hip Replacement surgery

About Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects the hip and other large and small joints.

The joint surface is covered by smooth articular cartilage that allows near frictionless movement, shock absorption and pain free movement.

The cartilage can wear out with age and activity, leading to osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis can cause continual and debilitating pain in the hip joint.

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  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeond of Edinburgh
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
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  • Bulldogs
  • Cronulla Sharks
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