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Osteoporosis Health Center

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Hip Protectors

Prevention of hip fractures in elderly persons with osteoporosis

The FDA has approved hip protector garments for the prevention of hip fractures in older people with known osteoporosis. Brand names available include Hipsaver and Safehip. These can be helpful for selected patients who are in the nursing home environment, although the real extent of protection gained with use of hip protectors is a matter of current controversy.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD on October 19, 2015

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