DR. WARREN KING
ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

THE HIP

SUTTER HEALTH, PALO ALTO CENTER
795 El Camino Real Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA 94301

HIP DIAGNOSTICS AND TREATMENTS

The hip joint, whose scientific name is the acetabulofemoral joint, joins the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis. Its primary function is to support the weight of the body in static (i.e. standing), and dynamic (i.e. running, walking, climbing a stair) postures.

HIP TENDONITIS
Figure 1: A view of the hip showing the bursa and the trochanter.