The hip anatomy is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum (socket), which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone).
Pain arising from the hip joint itself presents as pain in the groin or on the lateral (outside) aspect of the hip. If you have pain in the buttock area, it usually arises from the back and not the hip itself. Some cases of hip pathology present as knee pain and this is known as referred pain.
There are many causes of hip pain and they vary depending on the age of the patient, whether trauma was involved, associated medical problems, activity level of patient, etc.
Learning about the different types of hip treatment can help in your understanding of your hip problems. For a comprehensive consultation to choose a treatment suited for your health conditions, contact our experienced hip surgeon today!