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Osteoarthritis of the Hip Animation

This animation explains the anatomy of the ball-and-socket hip joint and describes the physical changes that occur in an osteoarthritic hip.  

Animation courtesy Visual Health Solutions, Inc.

Last Reviewed

February 2014

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