Pediatric Orthopedic

Potential to

Recover Faster

Hip

The thigh bone, femur, and the pelvis, acetabulum, join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum.

The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.

The cartilage cushions the joint and allows the bones to move on each other with smooth movements. This cartilage does not show up on X-ray, therefore you can see a “joint space” between the femoral head and acetabular socket.

Contact

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery

PO Box: 114448, Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Rd, United Arab Emirates

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Phone: +971 4 407 0100
Fax: +971 4 407 0101