Loads on Hip

The hip, a major weight-bearing joint, is never fully unloaded during daily activities.

Upright standing: Weight supported by each hip = half the weight of all body parts above the hip = 1/3rd total body weight (BW)

Support phase of walking: Compression at the hip = 3 to 4 times BW

Climbing and descending stairs: 251% BW and 260% BW

Running at 3.5 meters/sec: 520% BW

Alpine skiing on a steep slope: 780% BW

Golf trail hip during downswing: ?

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