Hip Articulations

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Hip

Flexion

Bending the joint resulting in a decrease of angle; moving the thigh or top of the pelvis forward.
Hip Flexion

Extension

Straightening the joint resulting in an increase of angle; moving the thigh or top of the pelvis backward.
Hip Extension

Adduction

Medial movement toward the midline of the body; moving the thigh inward with hip straight.
Hip Adduction

Abduction

Lateral movement away from the midline of the body; moving the thigh outward with hip straight.
Hip Abduction

Transverse Adduction

Medial movement toward the midline of the body in a horizontal plane; moving the thigh inward with hip bent.
Hip Transverse Adduction

Transverse Abduction

Lateral movement away from the midline of the body in a horizontal plane; moving the thigh outward with hip bent.
Hip Transverse Abduction

Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone toward the center of the body; turning the thigh or pelvis inward.
 Lateral Rotation (Internal Rotation)

Lateral Rotation (External Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone away from the center of the body; turning the thigh or pelvis outward.
Lateral Rotation (External Rotation) 

Notes

Mentioned articulations occur during concentric phase of exercise video examples.


 

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