Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 8 - Joints - Review Questions - Page 274: 5


(b) the hip joint

Work Step by Step

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the acetabulum of the hip bone and the femoral head. It is highly adapted for weight bearing. Its articular surfaces are deep and secure. Its capsule is heavy and strongly reinforced by ligaments (pages 273-274).
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