hip joint



a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone.

Origin of hip joint

First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for hip joint

Historical Examples of hip joint

  • It is quite subject to the attack of tuberculosis, or "hip-joint disease."

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson

  • The son of Tydeus speared Agastrophus son of Paeon in the hip-joint with his spear.

  • Amputation at the hip-joint, both in the French and English armies, in all instances proved fatal.

  • The hip-joint is injured, and this in a way that still compels me to rely greatly on a stick in walking.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • In the case of hip-joint disease, the armchair fomentation (see) is the best form of fomenting.

British Dictionary definitions for hip joint

hip joint


the ball-and-socket joint that connects each leg to the trunk of the body, in which the head of the femur articulates with the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis
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Medicine definitions for hip joint

hip joint


The ball-and-socket joint formed by the head of the femur and the cup-shaped cavity of the hipbone.coxa
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