HipThe hip joint connects the femur and the pelvis and serves to support the weight of the upper body while standing and in motion. In a healthy person, the hip joint can allow for distinct movements, but damage to the bones or tissues can impair or prevent this range of movements.

More information about the hip is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more.

Broken Bones and Injuries


Hip Fractures
Pelvis Fractures 

Other Injuries

Hip Dislocation 
Hip Strains
Muscle Strains in the Thigh

Diseases and Syndromes

Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH) 
Hip Bursitis
Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteonecrosis of the Hip
Perthes Disease
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis 
Snapping Hip
Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Joint Replacement

A Physician Talks About Hip Replacement Surgery
Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery
Hip Implants
Hip Resurfacing
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement 

Postoperative Care

Activities After Hip Replacement 
Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide

Prevention and Safety

Falls and Hip Fractures
Hip Fracture Facts
Live it Safe: Prevent Broken Hips
Preventing Hip Fractures 

Patient Stories

A Patient’s Experience with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
A Patient’s Experience with Osteoarthritis and Hip Replacement
A Patient’s Experience with Osteoarthritis of the Hip
A Patient’s Experience with Total Hip Replacement
A Patient’s Experience with Two-Incision Hip Replacement 


Additional Resources on the Hip