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Nurs Older People. 2004 May;16(3):15-20.

Hip protectors: interpreting the evidence and addressing practicalities.

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  • 1King's College Hospital, Dulwich.


Some evidence suggests hip protectors are helpful in reducing fractures among older people. But, says Nicky Hayes, issues of compliance, tissue viability, cost and product design all need to be considered by nurses considering the implementation of hip protection strategies.

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