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There are several basic components to the hip joint that are commonplace in total hip surgery. The numbers below coincide with the image directly to the left.
1. Femoral Head
2. Acetabulum Lining
3. Greater Trochanter
4. Lesser Trochanter
5. Femur Bone
6. Iliac Crest
The different hip diseases that can occur and cause need for total hip surgery occur mostly within these components. Another important part of hip anatomy is the several ligaments that connect the Femur Bone with the Pelvic Bone as displayed here to the right.
1. Iliofemoral Ligament
2. Pubofemoral Ligament
Another ligaments lies on the opposite side of this viewing angle and is called the Ischiofemoral Ligament.