Hip Anatomy

Adedeji Olusanya, Aditya Raghunandan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate a clear understanding of the complex function of the hip, and the role each structure plays as it relates to pathology. The layer concept is an approach to hip anatomy that was developed by Dr. Byran Kelly to explain which structures of the hip are the origin of specific pathology, identify the pain generators, and apply thoughtful management recommendations (Draovitch et al., Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 5:1–8, 2012). The four layers to be discussed in this chapter are the osseous layer (Layer 1), the inert layer (Layer 2), the contractile layer (Layer 3), and the neuromechanical layer (Layer 4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Case-Based Approach to Hip Pain
Subtitle of host publicationa Pocket Guide to Pathology, Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783031171543
ISBN (Print)9783031171536
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Acetabulum
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Femoral neck
  • Femur
  • Hip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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