SOFT, LIGHTWEIGHT, FLEXIBLE & COMFORTABLE SLIM PROFILE
At less than ½ inch thick and weighing less than 2 ounces, the sewn in shields are designed to comfortably wrap around the hip area without being bulky.
Soft and lightweight, the unique molding of SoftShield Technology™ enables the protective shields to flex and form with your body. The large range of sizes are designed to help position the shields in the correct place over the greater trochanter.
Wash and wear convenience. Simply wear, wash and dry just like any other underwear. The whole garment can be washed and tumble dried without having to remove the shields.
In many hip fracture patients, recovery is incomplete and overall health deteriorates. (please click to link to Kaiser Permanente study)
95% of hip fractures are caused by a fall (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Hip fractures can limit mobility and independence (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) list hip protectors as an effective intervention in their guidelines for reducing hip fractures.
In an abstract presented at the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, Impactactive Hip Protectors was compared to other well-known hip protectors and it was confirmed that Impactactive are the smallest, lightest, and thinnest shield of all the designs evaluated saying, “this same design exhibited impact performance at levels similar to other larger, heavier, and thicker designs”.