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What kind of joint is the hip?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The hip is a ball and socket joint. As such, a normal hip joint has a wide range of motion. A rounded ball of bone at one end of the thighbone, or femur, moves or articulates inside a cup-like socket that is part of the pelvis.



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