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HipSavers


HipSavers Reduce bone fractures in high risk groups The majority of hip fractures occur as a result of a fall impact to the greater trochanter. HipSavers attenuate the fall impact forces on this prominent, vulnerable bone. 8 Hip Saver Slim Fit positions a thin, soft pad over each hipbone. 8 The pads work to prevent injury by helping to absorb impact force. 8 Hip Saver Slim Fit looks good, feels good and are “wash & wear”. 8 Great to wear while playing golf, tennis, skiing or your favourite sport. 8 Also good in slippery weather or just around the house. 8 Pads are 1/2” thin and tapered around the edge. 8 Hip Saver Slim Fit is made of ultra soft, polycotton with form-fitting spandex. 8 C.E. Marked. 8 No latex or skin irritants 8 Totally wash & wear, even in the institution 8 Measure around the widest part of the hip for sizing (6 sizes XS-XL) 8 Excellent impact attenuation test results from independent orthopaedic laboratory 8 Uses dual mechanism shunting/absorbing air Pad attenuation

Open Bottom

(for easy self toileting)

Here are pictures of some of the Hip Saver variations available now from Physio Needs.

HipSaver XS S M L XL XXL

Size Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large Extra Extra Large

Fits Hip Size 28” - 31” 32” - 35” 36” - 39” 40” - 44” 45” - 50” 51” - 57”

Slim Fit and Fly Front (for the active wearer)

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Purchasing Information Product Code

Description

Size and Hip Measurement

HS-XS

SlimFit

Extra Small

HS-S

SlimFit

Small

(32” - 35”)

HS-M

SlimFit

Medium

(36” - 39”)

HS-L

SlimFit

Large

HS-XL

SlimFit

Extra Large

HS-XXL

SlimFit

Extra Extra Large (51” - 57”)

HQC-XS

QuickChange

Extra Small

HQCS

QuickChange

Small

(32” - 35”)

HQCM

QuickChange

Medium

(36” - 39”)

HQCL

QuickChange

Large

HQCXL

QuickChange

Extra Large

HQCXXL

QuickChange

Extra Extra Large (51” - 57”)

HSFFXS

FlyFront

Extra Small

HSFFS

FlyFront

Small

(32” - 35”)

HSFFM

FlyFront

Medium

(36” - 39”)

HSFFL

FlyFront

Large

HSFFXL

FlyFront

Extra Large

HSFFXXL

FlyFront

Extra Extra Large (51” - 57”)

HSOB-XS

Open Bottom

Extra Small

HSOB-S

Open Bottom

Small

HSOB-M

Open Bottom

Medium

(36” - 39”)

HSOB-L

Open Bottom

Large

(40” - 44”)

HSOB-XL

Open Bottom

Extra Large

HSOB-XXL

Open Bottom

Extra Extra Large (51” - 57”)

(28” - 31”)

(40” - 44”) (45” - 50”) (28” - 31”)

(40” - 44”) (45” - 50”) (28” - 31”)

(40” - 44”) (45” - 50”) (28” - 31”) (32” - 35”)

(45” - 50”)

Physio Needs Concise Buyer’s Guide: 14th Edition

Quick Change

(to facilitate pad changing)


HipSavers

Hip Fractures, caused by a fall, are a predictable event!

HipSavers prevent fractures. New Published Study Adds to the Growing Body of Evidence that HipSaver® Hip Protectors Prevent Fractures! “High efficacy for hip protectors in the prevention of hip fractures in elderly people with Dementia” Shoham Geriatric Medical Center, Israel; Author: Doron Garfinkle, MD.

Summary: 1.5 year study of 206 institutionalized geriatric patients(began 2004) 4 HipSaver intervention group: 106 patients 4 2 hip fractures in 260 falls 4 75% compliance Control Group: 4 100 patients 4 14 hip fractures in 323 falls Reduction in hip fractures by wearing HipSaver: 4 11 fractures prevented, 80% reduction in hip fractures 4 Fall frequency adjusted Although the study had a control group it was not randomized because as Dr. Garfinkle states in the study:

“we were impressed by the effectiveness of hip protectors in our pilot study in 2003 and it seemed unethical not to offer hip protectors to all new patients after January 2004.” HipSaver Studies Combined Results from 3 Independent Care Centers Location HipSaver Group

# Falls

# Fractures in Control Group

Group Compliance

# Fractures

East Boston PACE

199

0

9

N/A

Masonic Home, Charlton MA

126

0

0

90%

Shohom Geriatric, Israel

260

2

11

75%

Total

585

2

20

Avg. 80%

* Control group fractures mathematically adjusted down to account for fall frequency

HipSaver hip protectors work in actual care institutions in contrast to hip protectors with hard plastic component pads as reported in JAMA and other journals. HipSaver Hip Protectors Reduce Fractures in Burnaby Hospital. The incidence of hip fractures reported among seniors dropped from 14 in the 2003/2004 fiscal year to 3 in 2006/2007.

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HipSavers

New published study reports high compliance rates and no hip fractures with HipSaver. The results of a 13 month long study were published in the Sept/Oct. 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. HipSavers were written into the care plan of 38 at-risk residents.

Previous studies on hard-shell hip protectors have reported much lower compliance rates. The HipSaver study is available from the publication (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2003; 4: 245-250) or on-line at http://www.jamda.com/.

The study authors report an average 93% compliance rate for the duration of the study. Equally important, there were 126 falls among the HipSaver wearers and no hip fractures. The results are very significant since compliance is a major ingredient in the success of any hip protector program.

Results: Average compliance as per care plan: 93% Number of falls in HipSaver wearer group: 126 Number of hip fractures in HipSaver wearer group: 0

Product Validation & Testing HipSaver was introduced in 18 1994 by Ed Goodwin, consumer products engineer trained to develop effective consumer-friendly products. This training is evident in HipSaver products. Since 1994, tens of thousands of HipSavers have been sold to nursing homes, elder communities and individual active seniors. HipSaver is fast becoming the preferred choice of VA Long term care units, nursing homes and structured Elder Service Plans such as PACE Communities, around the country and around the world. Early investigators proposed hard “shunting” shells as the preferred hip protector means but recent independent university biomechanical tests conclude that the HipSaver airPad™ can be more effective in shock force reduction than the hard shell. The HipSaver hip protector therefore offers better protection without the discomfort of hard shell protectors.

HipSaver® – proven in biomechanical testing and clinical studies. Why is this important to you? Independent biomechanical testing and clinical validation are crucial for a hip protector. Without them, you won’t know IF it works until it HAS to work. And that is too late. Think of it this way...which parachute would you choose? One manufactured by a company with proven testing, independent scientific validation and years of market success or one that looks similar but has no performance data or market history. Don’t Settle for Less... Insist on original, independently validated HipSaver! It takes more than foam pads and underwear to provide all-soft hip protection that works! Beware of imitators seeking to cash in on years of HipSaver research, development and testing in materials, processes and actual use. Only HipSaver products have the unique patent-pending dual-mechanism shunting/absorbing HipSaver® airPad™ – a system shown to deliver significant impact reduction in independent testing. In the event of a fall, the HipSaver AirPad absorbs impact and inflates the pouch. Acting as a miniature automobile air bag, it shunts force away from the vulnerable hipbone to the soft tissue of the buttocks. HipSavers are the only allsoft hip protectors, proven effective – in both independent biomechanical testing and clinical study.

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