Hip deformity is the distortion of the hip joint and is mainly of following two types:

A deformity of the ball of the hip joint: If the head of the femur bone is not shaped normally, it can jam in the socket during bending movement while doing activities such as riding a bicycle or tying shoes.

A deformity of the socket of the hip joint: If the socket of the hip joint sticks out too far, the neck of the femur may bump into the rim of the socket during normal hip flexion movement.


Initially it does not show any symptoms but as the condition worsens, patient may complain of the following:

  • Pain in the hip during or after running, jumping or prolonged inactivity
  • Stiffness in the thigh, hip, or groin
  • Inability to flex the hip beyond a right angle

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