Hip Articulations

Hip

Hip Extension

Flexion

Bending the joint resulting in a decrease of angle; moving the thigh or top of the pelvis forward.


Hip Extension

Extension

Straightening the joint resulting in an increase of angle; moving the thigh or top of the pelvis backward.


Hip Adduction

Adduction

Medial movement toward the midline of the body; moving the thigh inward with hip straight.


Hip Abduction

Abduction

Lateral movement away from the midline of the body; moving the thigh outward with hip straight.


Hip Transverse Adduction

Transverse Adduction

Medial movement toward the midline of the body in a horizontal plane; moving the thigh inward with hip bent.


Hip Transverse Abduction

Transverse Abduction

Lateral movement away from the midline of the body in a horizontal plane; moving the thigh outward with hip bent.


Lateral Rotation (Internal Rotation)

Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone toward the center of the body; turning the thigh or pelvis inward.


Lateral Rotation (External Rotation)

Lateral Rotation (External Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone away from the center of the body; turning the thigh or pelvis outward.


Notes

Mentioned articulations occur during concentric phase of exercise video examples.


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