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"Hip protectors are designed to attenuate and redistribute the force applied to the hip region during a fall, and thereby reduce risk for hip fracture [1]. However, little information exists on the effectiveness of hip protectors in achieving these goals, and how this is altered by displacement of the hip protector relative to the greater trochanter (GT). In the current study, we tested these issues."


Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), State College, PA, USA, August 26-29, 2009.

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American Society of Biomechanics



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