St Joseph’s Hospital is equipped to deal with the many problems patients can experience with their hips.
The hip joints play a major role in supporting the movement of the body from walking to jumping and running. The hips comprise of ball-and-socket joints providing a wide range of flexibility between the femur and the hip bone (os coxa). The hips main function is to support the body’s weight.
There are many problems which can affect the hips including sports injuries, hereditary and developmental conditions, trauma to the hip (during an accident) and all aspects of arthritis such as osteoarthritis.