What is the acetabulofemoral joint? While you may not have heard its long name, the aceteabulofemoral joint, or hip joint, is an incredibly important moving part of the body. Our hips and the muscles that attach to them support most of our weight, and allow for many movements, including running and walking. The hips also are the most important elements of human posture. Studying the composition and actions of the hip is extremely important for anyone in medical school, especially those in physical therapy. Our collection of muscled hip models will help everyone learn about this fascinating joint.
The Hippest Part of the Body – Muscled Hip Anatomical Models
Among the most expressive parts of the body are the hips. When someone is displaying attitude or sass, it’s not uncommon to put their hands on their hips. A number of emotions can be shown through the movement of one’s hips and their walk. The hips are just the hippest!
This unique muscle group is built around one of the most flexible joints in the body. The acetabulofemoral or hip joint, located at the junction of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis, is a synovial joint. What does that mean? Synovial joints are the most movable type of joints in our bodies, and also the most common. It is held in place by four muscle groups; the anterior, posterior, adductor, and abductor. Each group performs a unique series of movements, but all together, they keep the hip’s variety of movements going. We love the Male Hip Joint Anatomy Model in 6 Parts for its combination of detail and value. The model features an extended warranty through the manufacturer and is wonderful for medical students, as well as patient education.
Many customers enjoy having an anatomical chart to go along with their models. For the muscles of the hip, we typically recommend the Joints of the Lower Extremities Chart, a classic that was developed in conjunction with health professionals.
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