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22 Jun 2012
The hip is the longest, largest, and strongest bone in the body.  It
is otherwise known as the ball-and-socket joint. The structure of the
thigh bone makes it possible to do things with more flexibility. The
anatomical structure of the hip makes it possible to walk, squat and
climb. Although it is by far the strongest bone in the body, it is not
exempted from illnesses. One of the most common diseases that affect
the hips is hip osteoarthritis.

The thigh bone carries most of the weight in our body. Research data
presented during the annual meeting of the American College of
Rheumatology shows that one in four Americans (25 percent) may suffer
from hip osteoarthritis during their lifetime.

Medical reports show that hip osteoarthritis may arise due...