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Hip protection helps prevent hip fractures

People who have suffered a fall – or who are at risk of falling – can benefit from effective hip protection.

Hip fractures are the main reason why people are referred to a nursing home. What starts out as an innocent fall may lead to an operation, a long stay in hospital and an increased demand for professional care. In addition, 30% of all people who suffer a hip fracture die within 2 years.

In other words, hip fractures are expensive for patients in terms of quality of life, and for society in terms of financial costs.

A growing number of elderly people indicates a future rise in the occurrence of hip fractures. Worldwide, it is estimated that the number of hip fractures will increase from 1.66 million into 2.6 million in 2025 and 6.26 million in 2050.

Hip protection should be seen as an extra possibility of security that contributes to the user’s own safety on the same level as seatbelt, lifejacket, or motorcycle helmet. Hip protection reduces the risk of serious injury, saves money and can also improve quality of life by promoting a sense of security, thus allowing the user to remain active, social and reduce the fear of falling.

How does SAFEHIP® hip protection work?

SAFEHIP is an economical, comfortable, evidence-based hip protection solution, designed to reduce the incidence of hip fractures by providing optimum hip protection. Clinical trials around the world have shown that SAFEHIP can significantly reduce the incidence of hip fractures. 

SAFEHIP is the only patented hip protector around. Its horseshoe shape assists natural physical functions so that the impact of a fall is not only reduced, but diverted to the surrounding soft parts/tissue.

SAFEHIP® AirX™ is a 100% textile hip protector with the protector shield based on AirX™ spacer fabric technology, which is a breathable, skin friendly and soft textile material. The AirX™ technology is your guarantee for optimal compliance. 

Unique features:

  • patented horse-shoe shaped shield designed to disperse energy from a fall away from the hip joint

  • the shields adapt to the body perfectly, so the hip protector is not noticeable under clothes

  • excellent breathability (test winner in EMPA test no. 448819, March 2009)

  • prevents moisture build-up and feels comfortable against skin

  • minimises skin irritation such as reddening and itching

  • pants are very comfortable to wear - no irritating seams

  • high percentage of elastane ensures a perfect fit, which also makes the pants suitable for incontinent users

  • washable at 60°C and tumble dryer safe

  • Medical product, CE marked

The SAFEHIP® Classic hip protectors are based on our specially patented horseshoe-shaped foam shield. The shields are shaped to fit to the body's contour and feel very comfortabel to wear. SAFEHIP® Classic is an evidence-based, clinical and economic hip fracture prevention solution designed to reduce the incidence of hip fractures  

Unique features:

  • the shields adapt to the body perfectly due to their shape

  • minimises skin irritation such as reddening or itching

  • pants are very comfortable to wear - no irritating seams

  • high percentage of elastane in pants ensures a perfect fit, which also makes the pants suitable for incontinent users

  • washable at 60°C and tumble dryer safe

  • medical product, CE marked

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