Cable Controlled Orthopedic Leg Brace
Vito, Raymond P.
Boehm, Russell H.
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The modular components of an orthopedic leg brace assembly are strung together in bead-like fashion on a flexible cable arrangement and the components are removable so that they may be unstrung and replaced for repair or for replacement with longer components to accommodate for a user's growth. The components include an ankle-foot orthosis and upwardly extending side braces of stanchion form with an upper securing strap arrangement for securely surrounding a user's lower leg, a second pair of side braces of stanchion form with an upper securing strap arrangement for securely surrounding a user's thigh, and knee joint assemblies joining the ends of the braces to simulate the normal action of a user's knee during flexion and extension of the leg. The flexible cable arrangement allows the user to rigidly hold the entire unit in aligned, fixed relation when the leg is extended.
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