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Hip Protection Device

Aka: Hip Protection Device, Hipsaver
  1. See Also
    1. Fall Prevention
  2. Indications
    1. Hip Fracture Prevention in Osteoporosis
  3. Definition
    1. Two convex shields worn inside underwear pocket
  4. Efficacy
    1. Greatly reduces Hip FractureIncidence
      1. Wearing pads: 0.39 Hip Fractures per 100 falls
      2. Not wearing pads: 2.43 Hip Fractures per 100 falls
    2. May reduce Incidence of Pelvic Fracture
  5. Resources
    1. Hipsaver
      1. http://www.hipsaver.com
    2. Safe Hip
      1. http://www.safehip.com
    3. Other online sources
      1. http://www.ozemail.com/au/~hipsaver

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