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Splint or brace

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602 - Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage


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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
602023000 Lower extremity 272
602016000 With hinge or pivot 125
602020000 Upper extremity 125
602019000 Body (e.g., scoliosis brace) 122
602018000 Neck 50
602006000 Shaped or shapeable 45
602013000 Inflatable 42
602014000 With ventilation, heating, or cooling means 13
602017000 Head 8
602012000 Separable splint elements 4
20130066246ORTHOPEDIC CAST WALKING SUPPORT - The present disclosure relates to a support apparatus for use on a leg, ankle, and foot cast. The support apparatus attaches to the bottom of the cast and has a first sole and a second sole. The first sole is removable from the second sole providing the cast with both an aggressive tread on the second sole and a moderate tread on the first sole.03-14-2013
20100268135MODULAR CUSTOM BRACES, CASTS AND DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING AND FABRICATING - A custom device and method for fabricating the custom device includes marking a body with reference points and/or other indicators. Multiple images of the body from multiple angles are then obtained. The images are used to determine the contours of the body and the other markings are located and used to design a brace having an inner surface that corresponds to the contours of the body. The custom modular brace is fabricated as multiple pieces that are releasably coupled together and sequentially removed as the patient heals.10-21-2010
20110245746MEDICAL CAST AND SKIN PROTECTOR - The present invention relates to a medical cast and a skin protector. More particularly, the present invention relates to: a medical cast wherein a hardening solution having hydraulicity is impregnated onto a casting fabric and hardened, the casting fabric being woven throughout by a mesh weaving method and having cuffs formed at a part corresponding to a joint area of the human body and at both end parts of the casting fabric so as to prevent a gap between the skin and the cast, a cutting line of small thickness densely woven lengthwise on one side of the casting fabric, and a strength reinforced strip of large thickness densely woven lengthwise on both sides of the cutting line; and a medical skin protector to which a skin protection strip of a soft material is attached to protect the skin from a cutter blade during cutting of the medical cast.10-06-2011
20120065562ORTHOTIC WITH LIMITED MIGRATION - The invention relates to the technical field of orthotic appliances for the modification or stabilization of musculoligamentous and/or skeletal structures of the human or animal body, especially for stabilizing joints. The invention provides means for preventing the migration of the orthotic appliance applied to the body using a rigid frame element. The approach according to the present invention provides for the orthotic appliance to be secured on at least one anatomical protrusion on the body using a rigid frame element in a force-locking and form-fitting manner.03-15-2012
20100076357PROSTHETIC SLEEVE - The invention is a sleeve for application to a human extremity. The sleeve has a tubular structure with distal and proximal openings, a pre-flexed section between the openings, and distal and proximal contact zones on opposing sides of the pre-flexed section. At least the distal contact zone extends from the pre-flexed section in a conically tapering manner. A distal end zone is disposed between the distal contact zone and the distal end. The distal end zone may also be conically tapered toward the distal end, and in one embodiment has a different degree of taper that the distal contact zone.03-25-2010
20120245499DONNING POTENTIATING SUPPORT WITH EXPANDABLE FRAMEWORK FASTENED TO GARMENT - A method of donning a potentiating support for a hinge joint of a body includes positioning a garment proximate an area of a body; positioning an expandable and recoverable framework in abutment with the area of the body such that the framework spans a hinge joint of the body, the framework defining a plurality of permanent openings extending therethrough regardless of whether the support is donned; applying tension at points of the framework such that the framework is expanded and the framework is tensioned in its abutment with the area of the body, said step of applying tension being performed by pulling on one or more fastening components that are attached at one or more points to said framework; and affixing each of the fastening components to the garment while applying tension to the framework to secure the expanded framework in its forced abutment with the area of the body.09-27-2012
20130035620TEMPORARY SPLINT - A splint in a flat, two dimensional condition and formable into a rigid, three-dimensional structure is disclosed. A first support panel is formed of a rigid material in an initially-flat condition and has at least one elongate weakness zone extending along a longitudinal axis and a second support panel is formed of a rigid material in an initially-flat condition and has at least one elongate weakness zone extending along a longitudinal axis perpendicular to the at least one elongate weakness zone of the first support panel, and is asymmetrically-attached to or formed with one end to an adjacent one end of the first support panel. Cooperating pivot attachment members are provided on the one end of first support panel and the one end of the first support panel. The first support panel and the second support panel are adapted to be folded into a three-dimensional structure.02-07-2013
20130035621FIXING ELEMENT AND USE OF SUCH A FIXING ELEMENT FOR FIXING AN OBJECT, PARTICULARLY APPENDAGES - The invention relates to a fixing element (02-07-2013
20120184886RELIEF MEMBER - A relief member is described. The relief member is suitable for engaging a support member adapted to support a subject's body part and includes a relief member body which includes a body thickness and comprises a relief member body plane disposed along a selected body axis; and an engagement means integral with the relief member body and adapted to engage with a support member, the engagement means being movable between a first configuration and an engagement configuration, the engagement means in the first configuration being disposed within extremity boundaries of the body thickness or is disposed substantially within the same plane as the relief member body plane, and the engagement means when in the engagement configuration extending outside the extremity boundaries of the body thickness or outside the relief member body plane to releasably engage the relief member to the support member.07-19-2012
20130046217SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A CHANNEL THROUGH AN ORTHOPEDIC CAST - An appliance which removably stores a portion of a catheter and an adapter, where the indwelling portion of catheter is still inside the body tissue of a patient. The appliance has an aperture that permits connection of a vacuum source such as hospital suction. When the appliance containing the catheter is held against the portion of the body including the indwelling site of the catheter, the vacuum source is applied, having a tendency to hold the appliance in place against the body. An orthopedic cast can be fabricated around the appliance, after which time the vacuum can be deactivated and the appliance can be removed, revealing a channel formed in the orthopedic cast. Through the channel, the distal portion of the catheter and the adapter can be accessed, facilitating continued post-operative anesthesia, easy visual inspection for signs of infection or dislodgment of the catheter and permitting easy removal when needed.02-21-2013
20090043232Sterile Tensor Cravats And Methods For Storing And Deploying Same - An articulated, adjustable, and lockable alignment arm, and associated extensions and accessories, which are user manipulable to model the size and shape of the fractured limb of a patient in the field. The alignment arm is adjusted for proper orientation by setting it over the injury, and then locking the arm into a selected orientation which models the patient's limb around the area of the injury. Next, first and second arm extenders and protective end pads are used to expand the effective size of the alignment arm to form a custom splint structure. Lastly, the splint structure is secured to the patient's injured limb through the use of flexible cravats. The cravats are self-sterilizing, stored so that their sterility is maintained, and deployed so that only the sterile portion of the cravat comes into contact with a patient's skin.02-12-2009
20130131565SMART BANDS ELASTIC BANDAGES - An elastic bandage having an elongated length in which the bandage has a portion that extends along its length that is of a shade of a color that is a function of the amount the material is stretched, representing either a loose fit, a firm fit, or a tight fit. A novel color chart may be used with the elastic bandage that includes different shades printed thereon to assist the user during wrapping of the bandage around a part of a body. The elastic bandage may further include a second portion that extends along its length that is of a color different from the first portion and wherein, upon completion of a proper wrapping of the bandage, most of the first color of the first portion is visible and nearly none of the second color of the second portion is visible. The elastic bandage may further have a different color on its opposite side wherein the user places that opposite side down, toward the body part to be wrapped, and then upon completion of wrapping, an enclosure mechanism can properly be used to prevent the bandage from unraveling.05-23-2013
20130060178TEXTILE BANDAGE - The invention relates to a textile bandage with a bandage body (03-07-2013
20090281470REINFORCED SUPPORT DEVICE - This invention relates to a reinforced support device suitable for the protection of a body part against overextension. In particular, this invention relates to a device comprising at least one reinforcement spine used to protect a body part against overextension and a plate disposed below a portion of the spine used to provide additional support and comfort. The reinforcement spine can flex in direction of the body part's natural movement and is substantially inflexible in the direction of overextension. Together, the reinforcement spine and plate prevent overextension of the protected body part and disperse the incident forces by transferring those forces from the reinforcement spine to the plate.11-12-2009
20120296247Dynamic Support Apparatus and System - A control unit system. The system includes a control unit which includes a control unit charging interface, at least one magnet located proximate to the control unit charging interface, at least one actuator, a detachable manifold including at least one magnet, fluidly coupled to the at least one actuator, a pump connected to the at least one actuator for causing actuation thereof, and a control system for controlling the pump, wherein the control system controls the pump to actuate the at least one actuator at least in response to a signal received by the control system. The system also includes a recharging device configured to receive the control unit, the recharging device including a reed switch, wherein when the magnet in the control unit is located proximate to the reed switch, the switch is activated.11-22-2012
20080234614Injury immobilization device - A device is provided that is capable of being mounted on both sides of an injured joint to immobilize the joint, typically as a means of providing emergency care to a patient. The inventive device has plates that are pivotally attached to each other so that the device can be placed against the patient's body and secured to body parts that are on opposing sides of the injured joint, without substantially moving the injured joint. In this manner, additional trauma, pain and/or injury to the patient is avoided or minimized while emergency care is being provided. According to one aspect of the invention, the apparatus has a first plate adapted for engaging a limb of the body, and a second plate adapted for engaging a body part to which the limb is connected via the injured joint. The first plate has a first end portion, and the second plate has a second end portion. The apparatus also has a lockable joint connecting the first end portion of the first plate and the second end portion of the second plate.09-25-2008
20100262052BRACING AND ELECTROSTIMULATION FOR ARTHRITIS - A system for treating arthritis includes at least one joint stabilizing assembly for providing relief from arthritis. At least one signal transmission element engagement member is operatively connected to the joint stabilizing assembly for connecting a signal transmission element. At least one signal transmission element is supported by the at least one signal transmission element engagement member. An electrostimulation unit, electrically connected to the signal transmission element produces a signal for improving the overall function of an arthritic joint. The electrostimulation unit used in conjunction with the joint stabilizing assembly provides a synergistic effect, which results in optimized joint treatment versus using either the joint stabilizing assembly or electrostimulation unit alone.10-14-2010
20100241040APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR TRANSCUTANEOUSLY TRANSFERRING ENERGY - An apparatus for transcutaneously transferring an amount of energy to an implantable orthopaedic device includes a primary coil. The primary coil has a resonant frequency matched to a resonant frequency of a secondary coil, which may form part of the implantable orthopaedic device. The primary coil may have an aperture configured to receive a portion of a patient's body or may include a substantially “C”-shaped core. A power circuit may be coupled with the primary coil to provide power to the coil. The apparatus may also include a wireless receiver, a measuring device, and/or a display.09-23-2010
20110112451SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIMITING BODY MOTION USING EXOSKELETAL PIECES COUPLED WITH LIMITING CONNECTORS - Disclosed are a system and method for limiting body or joint motion using exoskeletal pieces coupled with limiting connectors. In an exemplary system, a plurality of exoskeletal pieces are attached to various positions on a wearer's body proximate to a joint or body location on or within the wearer's body. The joint or body location is selected as requiring limited motion based on, for example, the goal of avoiding causing or exacerbating bodily injury. Once so attached, limiting connectors coupling the plurality of exoskeletal pieces allow free motion or natural motion in one or more degrees of freedom of the joint or body location within certain limits, but prevent free motion outside those limits.05-12-2011
20100198124SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE JOINT MOTION OF A USER BASED ON A MEASURED PHYSIOLOGICAL PROPERTY - In one embodiment, the apparatus for controlling the motion of a joint of a user includes a physiological sensor that measures a physiological property of the user, an orthosis that controls the motion of the joint of the user, an orthosis sensor that monitors a physical property of the orthosis, and a processing unit that processes data from the physiological sensor and from the orthosis sensor. In another embodiment, the method for controlling the motion of a joint of a user includes measuring a physiological property of the user with a physiological sensor, controlling motion of the joint of the user with an orthosis, monitoring a physical property of the orthosis with an orthosis sensor, and processing data from the physiological sensor and from the orthosis sensor.08-05-2010
20110040222ORTHOPEDIC AUXILIARY AID COMPRISING AN INTRODUCEABLE FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT - The invention relates to an orthopedic auxiliary aid such as a bandage, orthesis, splint, support, compressive clothing and/or knitted item or similar for the therapy or support of corresponding body parts, comprising a functional element have additional therapeutic effects. Said orthopedic auxiliary aid is a compressive knitted part that comprises at least one receiving device for the additional functional element and at least one opening that is embedded in the knitted item allowing access to the receiving device, said opening does not negatively modify the compression properties of the auxiliary aid.02-17-2011
20100063431SPLINT FOR ORTHOPEDICS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed is a splint for orthopedics for supporting the affected part of a patient suffering from a fracture or a sprain. A splint includes a support having 500-1500 g/D of polyester non-woven fabric coated with a water-curable resin, an aluminum casing having a combination of polyethylene, aluminum and nylon (or polyester) in a pouch form to completely prevent the permeation of water so as to prevent the affected part from festering due to water, and a skin-protecting layer having polypropylene non-woven fabric and an outer surface layer having 200-400 g/D of polyester, polypropylene or nylon, which are sequentially formed on the support. Unlike conventional splints for orthopedics which include a skin contact layer, a surface layer, and a support therebetween, the splint of the invention has a structure in which the support is directly packed with an aluminum casing, and an outer surface layer and a skin-protecting layer are provided thereon.03-11-2010
20110071448LIQUID IMPERMEABLE MATERIAL - A liquid impermeable material comprising a layer of vapour permeable viscoelastic polymer gel, applications of said material, a composite material comprising said material and a method of producing said material.03-24-2011
20120203153SECURE ADJUSTABLE ORTHOTIC DEVICE - A secure adjustable orthotic device having multiple brace portions and one or more locking mechanisms. One locking mechanism is a level moving buckle comprising a top member, a locking member and a base member. The locking member is adapted to engage and disengage an inserted strap in response to the longitudinal movement of the top member relative to the base member. The level moving buckle inhibits accidental longitudinal movement of the inserted strap when the top member is in a locked position.08-09-2012
20100191163Dynamic-response, anatomical bandaging system and methodology - A dynamic-response anatomical bandaging system and methodology utilizing a limb-wrappable, layered, dynamic-response, bandaging expanse which includes a dynamic-response, pressure-applying layer displaying a compressive-load versus compression-deflection behavior which is characterized by a curve having a substantially linear region in which a major change in compression deflection relates to an anatomically insignificant change in compressive load. The system and methodology also feature, relative to use of the bandaging expanse, freely attachable and detachable, dynamic-response (a) splinting structure, and (b) expanse-edge-overlap wrap-closure tensioning structure.07-29-2010
20100191162APPENDAGE SPLINT - In an embodiment, an appendage splint is disclosed. The appendage splint may include or comprise a support member including a lateral member configured to wrap and couple with a portion of the support member.07-29-2010
20100022927BODY LIMB CAST WITH KEY ADJUSTABLE OUTER CAGE AND INNER FOAM SUPPORT MEMBERS FOR MAINTAINING BREATHE-ABILITY - A body limb cast including an elbow or knee joint supporting element having a first perimeter edge and a second opposite perimeter edge. A first splint subassembly is secured in engaging and extending fashion from the first perimeter edge, a second splint subassembly secured in engaging and extending fashion from the second perimeter edge of the joint supporting element. Cushioning elements extend from an inside of each splint subassembly and support the surfaces of a patient's limb upon assembly of the joint supporting element and splints. The splint subassemblies each further include a plurality of individual, lengthwise extending and assembleable members extending around a perimeter about the patient's limb.01-28-2010
20100016771PRECUT ADHESIVE BODY SUPPORT ARTICLES AND SUPPORT SYSTEM - The invention provides an adhesive support article for supporting a body part of a user. A single-sided stretchable adhesive tape blank is precut into a sheet having a central anchoring portion and a plurality of outwardly extending fingers. The sheet is marked with visual indicators to guide the user of the support article for applying the central anchoring portion onto a first exterior surface of the body part and for stretching the fingers before adhering them at a predetermined distance away from the central anchoring portion. The adhesive support article can also be provided in a support system with at least one corresponding body landmark article, providing further guidance for applying the support article to the desired body part.01-21-2010
20120271209NASAL SEPTAL SPLINT AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - A splint for use in stabilizing the nasal septum of a subject following the completion of a septoplasty procedure has a longitudinal axis and is formed of a substantially rigid sheet having a longitudinal length, an anterior end, and a posterior end. The sheet is labeled with a plurality of guide markings that guide a user in shaping the splint prior to implantation of the splint within a nasal passage of the subject.10-25-2012
20120109031SUPPORT BANDAGE - The invention relates to a support bandage (05-03-2012
20120059295MYOFASCIAL STRAP - A method of treating a patient with a strap is provided. The method includes providing a strap including a retainer portion, a base portion opposing the retainer portion, a foam layer having a first surface, and a fabric layer having a second surface, the foam layer having an elasticity greater than the fabric layer, contacting a body portion of a patient with the first surface, and retaining the strap against the body portion by connecting the retainer portion to the second surface.03-08-2012
20120316482ORTHOTIC BONE STIMULATOR - The invention relates to an orthotic bone stimulator and the methods of use pertaining thereto.12-13-2012
20120136291Correcting Misshaped Ears - A system and method for correcting misshaped ears using a base section defining an opening dimensioned to accommodate the passage of the ear through the opening and a top section releasably engageable with the base section defining a compartment therebetween. A first stint can be arranged on an anterior surface of the base section to maintain a desired anatomic shape of the ear essentially in an area of the antihelix and the superior limb of the triangular fossa. A second stint can be placed in an area of the scapha of the ear to maintain a desired contour of the scaphal area. A conchal stint can be placed in the concha to maintain a desired anatomic shape of the concha. The top section can be engaged to maintain a desired amount of stabilizing pressure on the ear, the first stint, the second stint, and conchal stint.05-31-2012
20120277644Vacuum Splint - A vacuum splint for maintaining a person in an immobilized state includes a flexible airtight casing upon which a patient is placed. The casing has an internal chamber that contains a large number of beads. Valves are provided to develop a vacuum within the chamber to convert the casing from a relatively soft, flexible state to a rigid, evacuated state. A semi-rigid member spans the length of the vacuum splint that resists longitudinal compression when air is evacuated from the chamber. The semi-rigid member also retains sufficient longitudinal and lateral flexibility such that it allows the vacuum splint to be molded to various patient positions and folded or rolled up when not in an evacuated state. The head end of the vacuum splint includes two protrusions that extend upward. When in an evacuated state, these protrusions extend over either side of a patient's head thereby providing support and protection.11-01-2012
20120101417COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR CUSTOM FITTED PRODUCTS - A composite material 04-26-2012
20080228117Apparatus for the treatment of arm disorders and the methods of using same - A method treating the symptoms of tendonitis, arthritis, capsulities, lymphedema and ganglion cysts in the arm of a user which involves the steps of placing a pressure imparting device around selected portions of the user's arm and applying controlled pressure to the discrete areas of the skin directly overlying the selected portions. The pressure imparting device includes two discrete compression plates that are placed around selected portions of the user's arm and are drawn toward one another to apply bipolar transaxial compression of equal magnitude simultaneously to discrete areas of the skin directly overlying the selected portions.09-18-2008

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