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Hip Protectors

Supplier: Pelican Manufacturing

Our soft foam Hip Protectors are designed to help prevent breaking the Greater Trochanter bone for elderly people who are at risk of falling. Male and female style pants available.


Hip Protector Pads have been used for many years to help prevent hip fractures. By using Hip Protector Pads, some people who are in danger of falling may be saved from a break, or after a hip replacement operation, the Hip Protector Pads may prevent another operation. Pelican Hip Protector Pads are designed to partly absorb and redistribute the impact of a fall, particularly around the Greater Trochanter area to protect the bone.

We manufacture and supplier two designs of Pants - the original boxer short design, and also an "Access" design. Both are available in male and females styles. The Access design reduces the amount of manual handling required by carers, because the Pants can be left in place when incontinence pads are changed.

A feature of the Pelican Hip Protector Pads is special black foam on the inside. This breathable foam keeps the Hip Protector Pad slightly away from the skin to help the skin to breathe. As they may be worn 24 hours a day, it is important they are comfortable. This black foam has a coarse texture that will grip to the inside of the pant pocket to keep the pad in place inside the pocket, but it will still be soft against the skin.

If you want to keep the original round pads permanently in the Pants, it is easy to simply put a stitch through the central hole to prevent the Pad from moving when being washed.

The Super Soft Pads should be removed when washing and sprayed with a cleaner/sanitiser/deodoriser before placing into a clean pair of pants. The Super Soft Washable Pads can be left in the pants for washing, or they can be removed and washed separately.

The Pelican Hip Protector Pants have two pockets sewn on to the polycotton underpants. The Hip Protector Pads are made from a firm but pliable foam, shaped to fit over the Greater Trochanter. Some people will sleep with the Hip Protector in position, so the Pads can be removed from the pockets to go into a clean pair of pants, during the day or at night. After pulling on the pants, ensure the Hip Protector Pads are located over the Greater Trochanter by pressing a finger through the central hole of the Pad.

As people can fall in many different ways, Pelican Manufacturing Pty Ltd, like other manufacturers such as HipSaver, SafeHip and HipGuard can make no expressed or implied guarantee that the Hip Protector Pads will prevent injury. Please read the important Notice to the Purchaser. It is hoped the Hip Protector Pads will prevent injury. Please report back to us if a fall occurs while wearing the Hip Protector Pads. We recommend consulting an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or other Health Professional to approve the suitability of this product.

This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.

Washing: Machine wash up to 80°C. Warm tumble dry. For a longer life: Warm gentle machine wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Use a warm iron, but do not iron over the foam pads.