Sunday, 29 November 2009

Hip joint: ligament limitations

"The hip joint is a multiaxial ball and socket synovial joint between the acetabulum and the head of femur. The acetabular labrum deepens the acetabular cavity even further, and the fibrous joint capsule is reinforced by 3 ligaments..."

Iliofemoral (the inverted 'Y' shape) ligaments (ant/post) limit:

hyperextension and lateral rotation

Pubofemoral ligament limits:

Extension and abduction

Ischiofemoral limits:

Extension and medial rotation

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