Hip joint: this is a ball-socket joint. It is a very stable joint- at the expense of some reduction in mobility. However, we still have more movement than we need. To perform ADL , we need 1200 of flexion and 200 of ER and ABduction. The load is transmitted to the femoral head mainly via superior quadrant of the acetabulum. Proximal femur has trabeculae oriented to help transmit load to diaphysis. Normal neck-shaft angle is 1250.

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