The hip is a ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum) joint. It is a very stable joint which is why it does not dislocate easily like a shoulder. Subtle variation in anatomy predisposes this joint to injury or arthritis. The hip joint is so forgiving that these anatomic differences cause little or no discomfort in the early years.
The hip joint is surrounded by structures like the labrum, muscles and tendons. When these are injured, they are often referred to as "hip pain".
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