Hip Joint Movements

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An interactive Flash diagram introducing how the hip joint moves in the human body. In a healthy hip joint, the leg moves in all directions: flexion-extension, adduction-abduction, and medial-lateral rotation. The muscles involved in moving the hip joint include the gluteal muscles in the buttocks, the iliopsoas muscles (between the lower back, hip bone and upper femur), and the muscles of the thigh. Roll-over the diagram to locate these specific muscle groups.