A Few Words
About Hip Injuries
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint consisting of the acetabulum (cup) and the femur (thigh bone). The acetabulum is the concave surface of the pelvis formed by the fused ilium, ischium and pubis bones and is the socket which the head of the femur fits into.
This joint is lined by the acetabular labrum, a fibrocartilaginous tissue designed to deepen the socket and further prevent the femur from slipping out.
When healthy, your hips are very stable. It takes great force to cause an injury. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries.
Surgery may be required when conservative measures fail to improve your hip pain.