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What is a large, smooth, rounded articulating oval structure called? If you guessed the hip joint then congratulations! You are correct. The hip joint is one of the largest joints in your body and it has a very important function. It allows for movement in all directions which means that when you have pain in your hips, it can really limit what you do on a daily basis. Now that you know what a hip joint is, I am going to define the term and tell you how it works. This will help with understanding your diagnosis of pain in this area. The hip joint is found at the junction between the femur (thigh bone) and pelvis, so it’s often called a ball-and-socket joint because there are two round parts instead of flat ones like most other joints. The socket part dips down quite far into the pelvic cavity which means that more weight can be supported by this rather than having all pressure on one side or another as would happen with other types of hips. Unfortunately for some people though, they may have arthritis here since age causes cartilage damage on


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