The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, formed by an articulation between the pelvic acetabulum (the socket) and the head of the femur (the ball). In this way, it connects the pelvic girdle to the lower limb. The anatomic construction as well as the strong musculature of the hip joint clearly indicates its weight bearing function. It is designed to carry the weight of the entire upper body and bear the force of the muscles. This joint does not offer any significant range of motion. Its function is mainly geared towards stability and load bearing.