People who are prone to hipbone fractures, like the elderly or those with brittle bones, require fall protection pads to prevent such incidents. With the passage of time, bones become weak and require extra support to avoid harm in case of a fall. Elderly people may require extra support for their hip protection in order to be safe and avoid a hipbone fracture if they fall.
Hip protectors provide the required support needed for weak bones. These hip protectors for the elderly are very effective, inexpensive medical tools. Hip protectors are able to protect the hipbones during a fall because they are designed in such a manner which enables them to perform the function which is required of them.
Most forms of hip protectors are worn under regular clothing as you would with underwear. It is often that a fall occurs sideways, thus the reason being incorporation of foam pads at the sides of the underwear. These foam pads are held in place through special design. These pads absorb most of the force of a fall and divert it away from the hipbone, thus reducing the risk of a hip fracture to occur.
There are several brands in the market which provide different types of hip protectors. Posey is no small name when it comes to hip protection. They manufacture many types of hip protectors, designed for both, men and women.
You can also find Posey hip protectors for people having incontinence problems. You can see the image of Posey Hipsters Incontinent Brief at the right hand side. They include hip protection pads, which are designed to handle and tolerate more number of washes. You can also find products that have protection pads, which can be replaced.