Shields, Mechanical, Hip
Definition : Mechanical shields worn over the hip area to prevent against hip fractures in the event of a patient fall. These shields are designed to transfer energy from the impact to the soft tissue and muscles anterior and posterior to the femoral bone, thus diverting the force of the impact away from the greater trochanter.
Entry Terms : "Hip Shields" , "Hip Protectors"
UMDC code : 18012