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Hip protectors


CarerPenny - Female, Herts

Herts - Wed, 4 Jan 2017

I have heard that some older people wear hip protectors so that if they fall they don't break their hip bone. Does anyone know about his and whether they work. Where can you get them?

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Maggs -

Sun, 22 Jan 2017

Hi Penny. I asked the consultant at Watford hospital bout these and she said they don't prevent a fracture. They are a bit fiddly so i have stopped using them on my mum.

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