Hip Anatomy & Biomechanics
By Jeffrey K. McCamman, BS, MPT
Reviews anatomy and biomechanics of the human hip with discussion of movements of flexion, extension and rotation, musculature and accessory structures. 24 pages.
Course Length: 2.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Goals and Objectives:
To instruct the student, through self-paced study, of the anatomy and basic biomechanics of the human hip.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the musculature of the human hip.
2. Describe the vascular anatomy of the human hip.
3. Describe the accessory structures of the human hip including ligaments, bursae and the hip capsule.
4. Describe the basic biomechanics of the human hip with the motions of flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, medial and lateral rotation.
5. Describe the important role of the accessory structures during the biomechanics of the human hip.