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Hip protectors fail to protect

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:228

External hip protectors have been around for at least 15 years, and studies have already tried to find out which ones (if any) help prevent hip fractures in older people. The results have been inconsistent, contradictory, and generally disappointing. Even people …

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