Definition of Hip joint

1. Noun. The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.




Medical Definition of Hip joint

1. The ball-and-socket synovial joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Synonym: articulatio coxae, coxa, thigh joint. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hip Joint

hip boots
hip bursitis
hip check
hip checked
hip checking
hip checks
hip contracture
hip dislocation
hip dysplasia
hip flask
hip fracture
hip fractures
hip hip hooray
hip hop
hip joint (current term)
hip pack
hip pad
hip phenomenon
hip pocket
hip pointer
hip prosthesis
hip replacement
hip roof
hip socket
hip speed
hip tile
hip to(p)
hip tree
hip trees

Literary usage of Hip joint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"In both matter and form it is a creditable and useful book. BL И. ART. XXVII.—Surgical Observations on Gunshot Wounds of the Hip-joint. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The articulations of the Lower Extremity comprise the following groups r I. The hip-joint. II. The knee-joint. III. The articulations between the tibia and ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"THE profession of America is somewhat divided upon the subject of the treatment of hip-joint disease, and for the purpose of adding, if possible, ..."

4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"THE HIP-JOINT The thigh-bone or femur is shown with its rounded head fitted ... This hip-joint is a good example of a "ball and socket" joint with a deep ..."

5. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1864)
"DISEASE OF THE HIP-JOINT. HIP-DISEASE presents so many points of peculiar and serious importance that it is usually, and not improperly, considered as a ..."

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