Anatomy of the Hip
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint where the head of the femur articulates with the cup-like acetabulum of the pelvic bone.
The head of the femur and the socket are covered with a layer of smooth cartilage, which cushions the joint and allows the bones to move on each other with very little friction.
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