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Hip (anatomy)

In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. The hip joint is the joint between the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures.. Six different kinds of movements are possible in the hip joint:

Bones of the hip

Bones of the hip
 
 

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