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is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The thighbone (femur) fits
tightly into a cup-shaped socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. The hip joint is
held together by muscles of the buttocks, groin, and spine; tendons; ligaments;
and a joint capsule.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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