Click to enlargeWhat is a KPH Hip Protector?

Anatomically designed external hip protector: KPH Hip Protector consists of special underwear with pockets and a pair of hip shields anatomically designed to absorb and divert the kinetic energy in case of a fall (fall prevention). Made in Finland. Order your KPH Hip Protector from HIProtector today!

What is KPH?

Kannus

Professor Pekka Kannus, MD, PhD, is the head of the Accident & Trauma Research Center at the UKK-Institute, Tampere, Finland. He is also a professor of Injury Prevention at the University of Tampere, Finland. For many years, his research has been focused on falls and fall-induced injuries of elderly people: their epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, costs, and especially prevention. Hip protector research, with the invention, development and scientific testing of the KPH Hip Protector®, has been one of his main topics during the last ten years. He has been in research for more than 20 years, supervised 12 doctoral dissertations, and published over 300 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

Parkkari

Doctor Parkkari MD, PhD is the Chief Physician of the UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland. He is also a Docent of Public Health at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tampere, and a member of the Injury Prevention Expert Network of the European Union. Since 1994 he has been working with Professor Pekka Kannus to create an effective external protector to prevent hip fractures among elderly people. A randomized controlled study with KPH Hip Protector was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. During the last four years he has conducted several biomechanical impact experiments at the University of Technology to compare the efficacy of different hip protector types and models created worldwide, but he has not found a more efficacious solution than KPH Hip Protector as of today.

Heikkila

Jussi Heikkilä is an orthopedic technician. He worked in the '80s and '90s at the Orthopedic Prosthesis Service of the Finnish Red Cross, which is now known as Respecta. J. Heikkilä is particularly specialised in preparing custom-made artificial limb prostheses for amputees from various plastic materials. J. Heikkilä's skilful hands and large knowledge of these materials was a great input in the development and testing of the first prototypes of the KPH Hip Protector.







KPH Hip Protector WomenKPH Hip Protector WomenBuy the KPH Hip Protectors used in the landmark NEJM study.

A study (1,801 elderly patients/Finland) published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that KPH Hip Protectors can significantly reduce hip fractures in the elderly in the event of a fall. (NEJM November 23, 2000)

This specially designed two-piece hip protector consists of one pair of hip protectors (shock guards) and one pair of specially made KPH underwear with pockets for the protectors. Fall protection: Start protecting yourself or a loved one from osteoporosis-related hip fractures today!

  • Energy shunting. Divert the energy in case of a fall.
  • Removable hip protectors - Easy zipper access.
  • 5 Sizes for Comfort (X-S, S, M, L, X-L)
  • High quality item. Made in Finland.

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    KPH Hip Protector Women * * On BACK-ORDER * * Call 1-800-930-9255 | One KPH Hip Protector, 1 pair KPH underwear with special pocketsSuggested Retail: $139.95Our Price: $129.95Size: 
  • KPH Hip Protector MenKPH Hip Protector MenBuy the KPH Hip Protectors used in the landmark NEJM study.

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine proves that KPH Hip Protectors significantly reduce hip fractures in the elderly in the event of a fall. (NEJM November 23, 2000)

    This specially designed two-piece hip protector consists of one pair of hip protectors (shock guards) and one pair of specially made KPH underwear with pockets for the protectors. Fall protection: Start protecting yourself or a loved one from osteoporosis-related hip fractures today!

  • Energy shunting. Divert the energy in case of a fall.
  • Removable hip protectors - Easy zipper access.
  • 5 Sizes for Comfort (X-S, S, M, L, X-L)
  • Comfortable Briefs with fly.
  • High quality item. Made in Finland.
  • Wash the underwear without the protectors in warm water.



    Learn more about Hip Protectors!

    We accept all major credit cards. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

    KPH Hip Protector Men * * On BACKORDER * * Please call 1-800-930-9255 | One KPH Hip Protector, 1 pair KPH underwear with special pocketsSuggested Retail: $139.95Our Price: $129.95Size: 

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    Non-Returnable: Hip Prtectors are non-returnable for hygiene reasons.

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    Please note that none of the hip protector products on the US market have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the prevention of hip fractures.
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