The hip is the area of the body
located at the joint
between the leg
and the torso
. It links the femur and ilium (the pelvic bone), with the buttocks
making up the posterior section. The two hip joints play an essential role in many movements of flexion and rotation of the body parts. They are, however, particularly susceptible to infection
, and to various lesions
that can affect
, notably in cases of arthritis
. The most severe conditions affecting the hips are surgically treated, often by implanting a prosthetic hip replacement.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM by christelle.b.