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    HIPS Hip Protector for Women:
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    Hip Protector for WOMEN: HIPS 3-UNIT-KIT: The right hip protection system is essential in a complete fall prevention and fall protection program. Osteoporosis (weak bones and bone loss) and hip fractures is a serious problem in the elderly. HIPS energy shunting hip-protector system is an aid in helping to prevent osteoporotic hip fractures and protect yourself or a loved one in case of a fall. More Fall Prevention items.

    This unique two-piece hip protector consists of a pair of patented HIPS hip protectors (shock guards) that fit inside pockets in specially made HIPS underwear. How HIPS works


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    Complete 3-UNIT-KIT for sale at $174.95 consists of:
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    . Instructions for use. Very Comfortable to wear! Room for incontinence protection.
    • Energy Shunting Hip Protector
    • Removable Hip Protecting Shields / Pads
    • Comfortable to wear (83% Cotton)
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    • Long lasting. Wash underwear separate - detachable hip pads.
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    HIPS Women * * * On Backorder. Please 1-800-930-9255 * * * HIPS Women Complete 3 UNIT KIT 1 pair of HIPS hip protectors, 3 pairs HIPS underwear with inside special pockets, instructionsSuggested Retail: $211.90Our Price: $174.95Size: 
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    One-Piece System is the most comfortable to wear women's hip protector. This popular SOFT HIProtector SafeHip is easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

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  • SOFT One-Piece SafeHip Hip Protector | Women | Men
  • Comfortable to Wear - Cotton Underwear
  • 5 Sizes for Comfort (X-S, S, M, L, X-L). Select Size
  • Size is based on hip measurement in inches
  • SafeHip is the World's Most Sold Hip Protector

    High quality item. SafeHip has won the First Place Silver Award in the American Society on Aging Products Design Competition. This is the Easy to Wear - Easy to Put On SafeHip SOFT hip protector. Start protecting yourself or a loved one by ordering a SAFEHIP hip protector for Women (SafeHip Hip Protector for MEN). Made in Lithuania. The SafeHip hip protector is widely used in fall prevention programs. These programs are designed to help avoid hip fractures in the frail elderly, suffering from osteoporosis, a history of falls, or fear of falling. | More Fall Prevention items.

    Comfortable 78% Cotton, 14% Polyamide, 8% Elastine blend underwear.

    Manufacturer: SafeHip | Made in Lithuania

    Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons.


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    SafeHip SOFT Women HIProtector SafeHip SOFT Women Hip Protector for WOMEN. One Pair of High Quality Underwear (Cotton Panties [78% Cotton / 14% Polyamide 8% Elastine] with Sewn-In Hip Protectors complete with Instructions (each) (Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons)Suggested Retail: $99.95Our Price: $89.95Size: 
  • HipGuard ProtectorHipGuard Protector

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  • Worn Outside Your Clothing
  • Uni-Sex for Women and Men.
  • Comes in 3 Sizes (Small, Medium, Large) | Size Chart

    Fall Prevention: Innovative hip protector belt (hip protection belt) is worn outside your clothing. The HipGuard hip protector is suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities for elder persons; protect yourself againts hip fracture while walking the dog, walking in the woods, being outside on a cold, icy day when you are afraid of slipping and hurting your hip. The Hip Guard external hip protector will make you feel more secure when walking outside or in unfamiliar surrondings.click to enlarge photos. Click to see HipGuard in the News!. | More Fall Prevention items.

    Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons.


    Hip Protector Belts are "sporty" hip protectors for the active elderly, to wear indoors or outdoors. The external hip protection belt looks like a belt pack or a tool belt worn around your hips. Gives anyone a sporty, "cool" look, while making you feel safer and more confident, and may help protecting your hips against hip fracture! May also be worn under clothing. Osteoporosis? Afraid of fractures? Afraid to go outside on rainy or icy days? Have you fallen before? Start using a HIProtector HipGuard today. Break the fall - not the hip!

    For the correct HipGuard size, measure the widest part of the hips ("hip-line") dressed with your normal clothing. HIProtector HipGuard the external hip protector comes in three uni-sex sizes. Make sure you have the correct HipGuard size (based on hip size in inches);

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    HipGuard Protector * * * On Backorder. Please call 1-800-930-9255 * * * HIProtector HipGuard External Energy Shunting Hip Protector Belt. Color: BLACKSuggested Retail: $139.95Our Price: $129.95Select HipGuard HIProtector Size: 
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    HIPS Men * * * On Backorder. Please 1-800-930-9255 * * * HIPS Men Complete 3 UNIT KIT 1 pair of HIPS hip protectors, 3 pairs of HIPS underwear with inside special pockets, Instructions for useSuggested Retail: $211.90Our Price: $174.95Size: 
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    One-Piece System is the most comfortable to wear men's hip protector. This popular SOFT HIProtector SafeHip is easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

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  • SOFT One-Piece SafeHip Hip Protector for Men
  • Comfortable to Wear - Cotton Underwear (briefs with fly) | Women | Men
  • 4 Sizes for Comfort (S, M, L, X-L). Select Size
  • Size is based on hip measurement in inches
  • SafeHip is the World's Most Sold Hip Protector

    High quality item. SafeHip has won the First Place Silver Award in the American Society on Aging Products Design Competition. This is the Easy to Wear - Easy to Put On SafeHip SOFT hip protector for MEN (SafeHip SOFT for WOMEN). Start protecting yourself or a loved one by ordering a SafeHip hip protector for men. Made in Lithuania. The SafeHip hip protector is widely used in fall prevention programs. These programs are designed to help avoid hip fractures in the frail elderly, suffering from osteoporosis, a history of falls, or fear of falling. | More Fall Prevention items.

    Material: Comfortable 71% Cotton 25% Polyester 4% Elastine blend

    Manufacturer: Safehip | Made in Lithuania

    Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons.


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    SafeHip SOFT Men HIProtector SafeHip SOFT Hip Protector for MEN. One Pair of High Quality Underwear (Cotton Briefs [71% Cotton 25% Polyester 4% Elastine blend] with Sewn-In Hip Protectors. Complete with Instructions (each). Made in Lithuania. (Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons)Suggested Retail: $99.95Our Price: $89.95Size: 
  • HIPS Extra Panties WOMENHIPS Extra Panties WOMENHIPS Underwear for WOMEN with Inside Pockets custom made to fit the HIPS hip protectors.

    Each package contains: Two pairs of HIPS quality underwear (83% Cotton, 5% Lycra, 12% Polyamid) with special inside pockets.
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    * * * On Backorder. Please call 1-800-930-9255 * * * HIPS Women's Underwear 2 PAIRS with inside special pockets (Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons)Suggested Retail: $51.95Our Price: $47.95Size: 
    HIPS Extra Briefs MENHIPS Extra Briefs MENExtra HIPS underwear for MEN with Inside Special Pockets custom made to fit HIPS hip protectors. Each package contains: Two Pairs of comfortable to wear Quality HIPS Underwear with Special Inside Pockets (95% Cotton, 5% Lycra).

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    * * * On Backorder. Please call 1-800-930-9255 * * * HIPS Mens Underwear Duo Pack 2 PAIRS with inside special pockets (Non-Returnable: This product is non-returnable for hygiene reasons)Suggested Retail: $51.95Our Price: $47.95Size: 
    SIZE ChartSIZE ChartWhen you have selected the Hip Protector (HP) model that fits your needs and preferences, you need to pick the right size for you or your patient. In some cases, there are different hip protector sizes for women and men. For maximum comfort and protection, select the correct size of HIProtector SafeHip, HIPS, KPH, HipGuard, or CuraMedica. Click on the corresponding chart below! | More Fall Prevention items.

    Hip Protector Science & StudiesHip Protector Science & StudiesHip Protector Science and Studies: RESEARCH

    Hip Fracture Prevention / Hip Protectors Primer / Science and Clinical Studies / Fall Prevention


    Hip protector research, Hip Protectors, the value of Hip Protectors in an acute setting, Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Institutions: Hip fractures (as a result of falls / osteoporosis / bone loss) are a major and growing socio-economic problem in the US. More than 90% of hip fractures are related to a direct impact to the hip, and hip protector ("padding") systems have been introduced as a concept in the prevention of these fractures.

    300,000 Hip Fractures in the US alone per Year


    Several clinical studies have been carried out with hip protectors (protection of the greater trochanter). The goal of these studies has been to confirm/disapprove efficacy (reduction in the the number of hip fractures), clarify patient compliance ("willingness" of patients to wear hip protectors), and establish the health-economic benefit from the use of hip protectors. | Hip Protector use in the community.

    Fall Statistics (actual data) in Hospitals (example NQF Measures at Each Massachusetts Hospital); Click here for actual falls data by MA Hospital

    The general effect of hip protectors (in particular of impact diverting hip protectors) has been proven in various biomechanical studies. Laboratory experiments have shown it is possible to reduce impact force on the greater trochanter with the use of shell type protectors and horse-shoe shaped protectors. Soft hip protectors may offer a lower reduction of the peak force.

    In total over 4,000 patients have been studied. Studies of hip protectors have been carried out in different care settings; nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care, hospitals and people living at home.

    Patient compliance varies greatly in the studies and is dependent on factors such as; "a previous hip fracture", "fear of falling" and "snowy weather".

    Learn more - Hip Protector Clinical Studies:

    Douglas P. Kiel (2007), Jay Magaziner, Sheryl Zimmerman, Linda Ball, Bruce A. Barton, Kathleen M. Brown, Judith P. Stone, Dawn Dewkett, Stanley J. Birge.

    Efficacy of a Hip Protector to Prevent Hip Fracture in Nursing Home Residents: The HIP PRO Randomized Controlled Trial.

    JAMA. 2007;298:413-422. Vol. 298 No. 4, July 25, 2007JAMA / Efficacy of a Hip Protector to Prevent Hip Fracture in Nursing Home Residents:

    van Schoor (2003) Prevention of Hip Fractures by External Hip Protectors. A Randomized Controlled Trial - JAMA April 16, 2003 561 elderly patients (70 years or older). (SAFEHIP Hip Protectors)

    Kannus (2000) Prevention of Hip Fracture in Elderly People with Use of a Hip Protector - NEJM November 23, 2000 1,801 elderly patients.(KPH Hip Protectors)



    Hindso (1998)
    Findings: Clinical controlled, but not randomised study of elderly 1,684 inpatients predominantly coming from their own homes. The users of the shell type hip protectors experienced a relative risk of sustaining a hip fracture of 88% (difference not statisticaly significant).

    Ekman (1997)
    Findings: Randomised and controlled trial of 11 months duration including 745 nursing home residents a relative risk of 0.33, when adjusting for sex and age. In the control group of 442 residents 17 hip fractures were recorded compared to 4 hip fractures in the intervention group of 302 residents.

    Lauritzen (1993)
    Hip protectors were made of stiff shells placed in pockets of special made underwear.
    Findings: Randomised controlled trial of 11 months duration including 665 nursing home residents (444 women, 121 men) that the risk of suffering a hip fracture was reduced to 43% in the intervention group, and none hip fracture occurred while wearing the protectors.

    Wortberg (1988)
    Hip protectors were made of silicone pads.
    Findings: No hip fractures in 16 protected falls compared to 4 hip fractures in 7 unprotected falls. Results were based on fall registration in a non-randomised and not controlled nursing home study.

    Conclusion

    Hip protection systems (Hip Protectors / Hip Pads) may be a factor in the prevention of hip fractures. A percentage of hip fractures theoretically may be preventable but poor patient compliance and other factors brings down the number of actual reduction of hip fractures. Even a minor reduction in the occurrence of hip fractures should have positive economic impact. When wearing a hip protector, one cannot exclude the possibility of sustaining a hip fracture.

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


    References

    Wortberg WE. Hüft-Fraktur-Bandage zur Verhinderung von Oberschenkelhals-brüchen bei alter Menshen. Der Oberschenkelhalsbruch, ein biomechanishes Problem. Z Gerontolog 1988; 21: 169-73.

    Lauritzen JB, Petersen MM, Lund B. Effect of external hip protectors on hip fractures. Lancet. 1993; 341: 11-3.

    Hindso K, Lauritzen JB, Sonne-Holm S. Prevention of hip fractures using external hip protectors. Acta Orthop Scand 1996; 67 (Suppl 267): 31.

    Ekman A, Mallmin H, Michaëlsson K, Ljunghall S. External hip protectors to prevent osteoporotic hip fractures. Lancet 1997; 350: 563-4.

    Cameron,I.; Kurrle,S. External hip protectors. J Am Geriatr Soc 1997; 45: 1158.

    Hindso K. Prevention of hip fractures using external hip protectors. Risk factors for falls, hip fractures, and mortality; and evaluation of the consequences of fear of falling among older orthopaedic patients. PhD-thesis 1998; University of Copenhagen.


    Hip Protector NEWSHip Protector NEWS
  • Hip Protector News Release, Oct 12, 2004: "Hip Ideas" for Fall Prevention in Elderly. Summary: Innovative fall prevention website gives tips & techniques for elderly patients.
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  • The Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2004: "Bone loss to endanger half of seniors by 2020, US study says"
    Osteoporosis affects an estimated 10 million Americans, and each year about 1.5 million suffer a fracture as a result. And 34 million Americans have less severe bone-thinning but enough to risk a fracture. "Osteoporosis isn't just your grandmother's disease", says Surgeon General R. Carmona, in releasing the first surgeon general's report on bone health. The study concludes that women are at highest risk, especially white women over 50. "But osteoporosis affects men, too, and people of all races," the study stresses. "The disease is underdiagnosed because many people do not know their bones are thinning until one breaks." The study shows that about 20 percent of seniors who suffer a hip fracture die within a year, partly because the hip break often leads to inactivity, depression, and other problems. Read the Article!

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    As reported in scientific studies, reports, and in the news, using an energy shunting hip protector may be an effective way to prevent hip fractures, regain confidence and prevent inactivity among elderly. HIProtector offers a hip protection system for each need and preference. Our four HIProtector systems include: HipGuard | HIPS | SAFEHIP | CuraMedica


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