Hip Ligaments, Tendons, & Muscles
A description of each of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the hip is beyond the scope of this article. Still, it is essential to generally understand the vital role these structures play in the development of hip pain and dysfunction.
Ligaments of the hip connect, stabilize, and support the bones of the hips just as they do in other joints within the human body. Often, ligament strain, laxity, or tears will contribute to problems within the hip but may be overlooked as a source of issues resulting in pain. Orthobiogen treatment with platelet-derived proteins and growth factors can aid in the healing of these connective tissues.
Tendons connect the muscles to the bones and work to transfer the force generated by the muscle into movement at the joints. Hip tendons are around the joint are located near many bursae, which act to reduce and limit friction between tissues. Particularly in the hip, these bursa and tendon interfaces may become overworked and develop inflammation. The term “bursitis” refers to this type of inflammation, which is often diagnosed in the outer hip region at the greater trochanter of the femur bone.
Many muscles enable the hip joint’s fantastic range of motion and stable power. Seventeen different muscles across four general groups provide the basis of hip muscular anatomy. Any of these structures may be injured, including the more common muscle strains and the less frequent muscle or related tendon tear.