The bones that make up the hip joint are the body's largest example of what's known as a 'ball-and-socket' joint. The top of the leg forms the ball, and it sits within a circular cavity on the outside of the pelvis. This allows for a large, circular range of motion by the leg. A natural lubricant known as 'synovial fluid' ensures the hip joint can move freely without the threat of catching or rubbing during activity. Due to angular stresses, the hip joint can regularly bear up to 5 times a person's body weight! All of EcoSmartDesigns' handmade, pewter charm jewelry designs are proudly made in the USA.
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