A broken hip is usually a fracture in the upper portion of your femur, or thigh bone. A joint is a point where two or more bones come together, and the hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the head of the femur and the socket is the curved part of the pelvic bone, called the acetabulum.
Irritable hip is a transient condition in children that causes pain and a limp. Irritable hip involves hip pain that tends to start suddenly, usually on one side of the hip. The pain can range from mild to severe. It can affect the hip, the groin, the thigh, and the knee on the affected side.
What Causes Osteoarthritis of the Hip Joint? The causes of osteoarthritis of the hip are not known. Factors that may contribute include joint injury, increasing age, and being overweight. In addition, osteoarthritis can sometimes be caused by other factors: The joints may not have formed properly. There may be genetic (inherited) defects in the cartilage.
Although RA is most commonly associated with joints of the hands and wrists, it can also affect larger joints, such as the hips, knees, and shoulders. Symptoms of hip arthritis may occur later than those from RA affecting smaller joints. What Are the Symptoms of Hip RA? Hip RA can cause symptoms such as severe pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE or skiffy, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, SUFE or souffy, coxa vara adolescentium) is a medical term referring to a fracture through the growth plate (physis), which results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur .