HipSaver - The Best in Hip Injury Prevention
Hip fractures are all too common in the elderly. There are two overriding major factors that can lead to fractures of the trochanter or hip bone in the elderly population, namely an increased risk of falling because of poor stability due to many reasons including a decrease in muscle, joint, and nerve function, poor vision, the effects of medication and also weak bones that break easily due to osteoporosis.
A hip fracture is a devastating and life threatening injury, and usually requires major surgical intervention to resolve or repair. These surgical interventions can easily lead to complications including bleeding, blood clots, infections or the actual failure of the artificial hip joint. The rehabilitation period after hip replacement surgery is typically a long time incurring pain, stress and sometimes depression. programs are necessary for optimal success. For the very frail older person, ultimate recovery can be extremely difficult and long-term and lead to loss of independence, being admitted to a Nursing Home. Even death can be the result.
Obviously preventing hip fractures occurring is a very important part in looking after the elderly persons health. Some methods to decrease the risk of fall related hip fractures include regular gentle exercise, regular eye tests and medical reviews including bone density testing. The prescribing of calcium, vitamin D and other medications for osteoporosis is often implemented.
A simple and obvious way to prevent hip fractures in the elderly are the wearing of hip protectors, including during the night when many falls occur. HipSaver hip protectors are an all soft hip protector with special AirPad™ technology. They are available in many styles and sizes from underwear to track pants. HipSaver hip protectors not only protect the hip bone or trochanter from fall injuries, but also shunts the energy away reducing trauma and bruising of the surrounding tissue. HipSaver gave been clinically tried and tested and have proved to be effective.
Research has shown that among walking elderly seniors, the risk of hip fracture can be reduced by as much as 80% if a hip protector is being worn at the time of a fall.
Effective Hip Protection to
Wear with Confidence
Of course, the main benefit of HipSaver garments is that they help prevent hip fractures and hip injuries from falls. HipSaver products allow the elderly and other individuals, who are at high risk of falling, to move confidently and comfortably through their day. HipSaver's effectiveness is proven in tests and clinical trials. The superior impact absorption qualities of the HipSaver AirPad™ provides up to 20% more force reduction than hard shell protectors. Laundry safe - even at high institutional laundry temperatures. Only HipSaver can be washed and dried at up to 95'C - that means real infection control
Hip Protector Comfort Means Increased Compliance
The lightweight of HipSavers means less pressure for the wearer. At just 70 grams per pad, HipSaver's AirPad is less than half the weight of other soft pads in Australia. For obvious reasons, comfortable wear is an important factor in any hip protection product. Yet, but to the nursing professional, the comfortable fit of HipSaver's makes them easy to wear - even while sleeping - and that means increased compliance that translates into increased success in falls reduction or risk management programme implementation.
HipSaver Styles - Hip Protection that's designed to suit Everybody
HipSaver Products Deliver Proven
Quality in Hip Protection
7 styles available to suit all wearers needs 6 standard sizes ranging from XS to XXL - larger sizes available on request available in male or female with sewn-in or removable pads Whether you're a nursing home professional or an active senior, you'll enjoy the wide variety in HipSaver styles. Choose from sizes that are designed to fit every body and every lifestyle. With choices such as HipSaver Nursing Home, HipSaver Slimfit and fashionable HipSaver Track Pants and HipSaver Shorts you'll find HipSaver products cater for all types of wearers with hip protection needs.
HipSaver's breakthrough design has been refined and improved in more than 13 years of Research & Development. High quality materials and processes ensure the best hip protector available. With 20 years on the global market, HipSaver is widely used in over 10,000 institutions worldwide, with real successes experienced in several countries, including the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Israel and Germany.
HipSaver is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Products endorsed by the APA are put through a robust and rigorous process of assessment and peer review before being endorsed. The fact that the APA has endorsed HipSaver means that you can rest assured that you are buying a safe, effective, professionally-credible, high quality product.