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What is a hip protector?
A hip protector is a specialized form of pants or underwear containing pads (either hard or soft) along the outside of each hip/leg, designed to reduce the risk of a hip fracture following a fall. They are most commonly used in elderly individuals who have a high risk of falls and hip fractures. There are a variety of different styles (and companies) which supply these products – and the quality and effectiveness of these products varies.
How do you properly fit a hip protector?
Each company will have guidelines on how to properly size and fit their different models of hip protectors on their company website. For example:
- Guidelines for how to choose and fit HipSaver products
- Guidelines for how to choose and fit SAFEHIP® products
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