Musculoskeletal Tests, Hip

Musculoskeletal tests are used to diagnose common injuries around the hip and the pelvis. During activities, the hips link the lower extremities to the central skeleton. Many people consider the pelvis a portion of the hip when they describe their pain, though it is also an extension of the lumbar spine. The hip joint provides significant contact between the ball and the socket, making it a very secure and stable joint. Whenever hip problems are suspected, it is prudent to always check the back and vice versa.

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