The hip joint is classified as a ball-and-socket joint, and comprises the head of the femur (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket) of the pelvis.
The hip is prone to many different injuries. Hip pain may indicate arthritis, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, dislocation or injury to the surrounding muscles.
Common Hip Injuries
Why Choose UPMC for Hip Surgery
From the most common ailments to newer, minimally-invasive procedures, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
is prepared to offer patients a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for patients with hip pain.