Reducing the risk of hip fractures in the elderly, or for post operative care The Hipshield can help to prevent a fall becoming an injury and is designed to absorb and deflect impact away from the hipbone. The Hipshield itself is discreet and comfortable to wear and inside the protector is a lightweight honeycomb structure that compresses on impact. The Hipshield just slips into a pair of protector pants and is unobtrusive beneath skirts or trousers. Pants are available in two styles, male and female. Made of 95% cotton, each pair has internal pockets that you simply 'slip' the Hip protector into before putting on the garment.