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CHAPTER EIGHT
Joints of the Skeletal System
Hip bone
Joint cavity
Articular cartilage
Synovial membrane
Joint capsule
Ligamentum capitis
Femur
(b)
(a)
Joint cavity
Articular
cartilage
Hip bone
Head of femur
Joint capsule
Femur
Ilium
Iliofemoral
ligament
Greater
trochanter
Femur
Lesser
trochanter
Pubis
Pubofemoral
ligament
Ischium
Iliofemoral
ligament
Ischiofemoral
ligament
Femur
Ilium
(a)
(b)
FIGURE 8.18
Hip joint. (
a
) A ring of cartilage in the acetabulum and a ligament-reinforced joint capsule hold together the hip joint.
(
b
) Photograph of the hip joint (frontal section).
FIGURE 8.19
The major ligaments of the right hip joint. (
a
) Anterior view. (
b
) Posterior view.
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