hip protector


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hip protector

A padded garment worn around the buttocks, iliac crest, and proximal femur designed to absorb the shock of a fall and decrease the likelihood of a hip fracture, esp. in athletes, older adults, or persons with osteoporosis.
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Its initial product, the Fall-Safe([R]) Hip Protector, offers the ideal combination of high impact protection and wearing comfort--even when sleeping--thereby enhancing compliance with hip protection protocols.
Despite this encouragement, implementation of hip protector programs has been impeded by noncompliance issues.
Runner-up in the Innovative Technology or Device section went to Prof Julian Minns from Newcastle General Hospital for his hip protector.
16) Most of the subjects who had hip fractures in the group that was assigned to wear hip protectors were not wearing the hip protector when they fell and fractured.
Onrot developed the conveniently wearable ComfiHips hip protector after she learned one out of four people who fall and break their hips die within the first year.
With sewn-in hip pads and a removable tailbone pad, this latex-free garment can be used as a hip protector or a combination hip-and-tailbone protector.
One innovation that is already being looked at by companies with a view to producing commercially is a hip protector pad to reduce fractures in people with frail bones.
This study randomly assigned 1801 ambulatory but frail elderly adults (1409 women and 392 men; mean age, 82 years), in a 1:2 ratio, either to a group that wore a hip protector or to a control group.
We are proud that Brookdale Senior Living has chosen such a wonderful hip protector as ComfiHips for their marketplace ," said Iris Onrot, CEO of Worldwide Ortho.
Synergy's clinically proven Therapeutic Hip Protector has received numerous innovation and quality awards in the healthcare industry for its effectiveness in preventing falls and injury (http://www.
com/ ), a company based in Canton, Massachusetts, has manufactured and distributed innovative soft hip protector garments that offer significant and documented protection from hip fractures in a fall, particularly for the frail elderly population.