Hip Rehabilitation Physiotherapy (after surgery or to prevent surgery)

Movamento has specialists in hip rehabilitation. They have a lot of experience in treating hip complaints. The hip is a complex joint, if complaints occur it has a lot of impact on a person. Movamento guides many patients after surgery. Surgery is not always necessary. In that case we help you to achieve the desired level in, for example, work or sports. The rehabilitation policy is determined in close cooperation with orthopedic surgeons. This cooperation is essential to achieve the best result in the recovery of hip complaints.

The pelvis consists of a right and a left hip bone (os coxae). The hip bone consists of the ‘darmbeen‘ (os ilium), the ‘zitbeen‘ bone (os ischii) and the ‘schaambeen‘ (os pubis). The pelvis forms the socket of the hip joint. This socket and the head of the femur form the hip joint. The hip joint is a ball and-socket style joint where the head fits exactly into the socket. The hip socket is part of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum. The femur consists of a shaft, a neck and the ‘bovenbeenkop‘ (femoral head).

The hip socket is only half covered by the hip socket because both are facing forward. Because a cartilage ring (the Labrum Articulare) is present, the hip joint gets more stability and the joint head is enclosed for two-thirds by the hip socket. The Labrum also ensures that the joint fluid (Synovial fluid) is kept inside the joint.

The head and socket of the hip joint are covered with cartilage that acts as a sliding layer of the joint. In combination with the joint fluid, this ensures that the hip joint moves almost without friction. It is often described as sliding ice on ice.

There is a very strong capsule around the hip joint that ensures that the head of the hip joint stays in the socket.
There are many muscles around the hip. Besides moving the leg and trunk, these muscles actively contribute to the stability of the joint. Important muscle groups are the upper leg pullers such as the large gluteal muscle (m. Gluteus Maximus) and the the abductors that swing the leg outwards such as the middle gluteal muscle (m. Gluteus Medius).  The exorotators, for example the p. Piriformis, which turn the leg outwards are also important.

Around the hip joint there are also bursaries present. The bursa is a cavity that is filled with a viscous liquid. The function of the bursa is to reduce the friction between bone and skin, tendon and skin and tendon and bone. The most important bursa around the hip joint lies between the large buttock muscle and the outside of the thigh.


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