What is the function of the acetabulum?

Asked by Kathy Jorgensen on September 16, 2021

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The acetabulum is a cup like socket formed by the connection of the three bones that make up our hip. This socket meets with the femoral head of the femur bone to form the_hip joint. Together, these two parts of anatomy allow us to walk, run and move freely.

What movements are possible at the hip joint?The permitted movements at the hip joint are the following: flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, external or lateral rotation and internal or medial rotation of the thigh.

What is the major function of the pelvic girdle? The function of the pelvic girdle is to support the trunk and organs in the thoracic cavity with the female being adapted for pregnancy and childbirth.

How do you fix a broken acetabular bone? Generally, for acetabular fracture in patients with hip dislocation or wide displacement, surgery is performed within one week of injury. While awaiting surgery, some patients are placed in traction to preserve the hip joint and keep the hipreduced.

What is hip joint called? The hip joint (see the image below) is a ball-and-socket synovial joint: the ball is the femoral head, and the socket is the acetabulum. The hip joint is the articulation of the pelvis with the femur, which connects the axial skeleton with the lowerextremity.