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602 - Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage


602005000 - Splint or brace

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
602021000 Hand or wrist 81
20100113996Epicondylitis clasp - The invention relates to an epicondylitis clasp, wherein the holding part thereof, encompassing the arm, is tightenable by means of a steplessly adjustable securing strap, the inside of said epicondylitis clasp being provided with a pad for exerting pressure on a pressure-requiring area, said pad being in the form of an oblong pad attached to the holding part. A side of the holding part opposite the opening therein—said opening being bridgeable by the securing strap—is provided with a tab, wherein, with the holding part fitted on the arm, said tab covers the elbow joint and, by receiving the elbow, so encompasses the elbow joint that, when the holding part is fitted, the tab, which is guided by the elbow, serves as a positioning aid for positioning the holding part. The holding part can be fitted by means of the positioning aid to either the left or right arm and, for fitting to the left or right arm, is provided on its inside with a support for the pad, by means of which support the pad is removably attached to the holding part by securing means such that the holding part can be fitted on either the left or right arm with the pad in the therapeutically required position.05-06-2010
20120226209GLOVE REINFORCEMENT AND METHOD THEREOF - A glove having one or more reinforcements affixed thereon that reduce restriction of movement of fingers of a user. The reinforcements cross to form at least one X-shaped pattern when projected on a plane of motion of an interphalangeal joint of the fingers. The one or more reinforcements are located substantially on one or both sides of the interphalangeal joint of the fingers. The X-shaped pattern is substantially centered over an axis of rotation of the interphalangeal joint.09-06-2012
20130066248PRONATION/SUPINATION ORTHOSIS AND METHOD - An orthosis for supination and/or pronation of a forearm of a wearer, the orthosis including a base, an upper arm support coupled to the base and configured to secure an upper arm of the wearer, a rotation assembly coupled to the base and including an output member rotatable relative to the base within a rotation plane, and a forearm support member coupled to the output member of the rotation assembly and configured to releasably engage a wrist and the forearm of the wearer.03-14-2013
20090131842Brace for arm or elbow region including angularly-displaced muscle/tendon engaging portions - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing supplemental support to the arm and/or elbow region of an individual. In one exemplary implementation, a brace for a user's arm is provided comprising a rigid element including arm-engaging portions and a strap of flexible material configured to encircle the arm. Moreover, the exemplary rigid element and strap may be further characterized in that the strap comprises an elastic nature or portion that provides a force (such as a compressive or constraining force) to the user's arm, the arm-engaging portions include muscle/tendon-engaging regions that each engage the user's arm along a leading face/edge, with various leading faces/edges corresponding to the muscle/tendon-engaging regions being positioned in relationship with each other to apply a desired pressure or force to the user's arm.05-21-2009
20120289875ELBOW JOINT SUPPORTER - An elbow joint supporter includes a first anchor section formed by wrapping one end of a tubular knitted fabric around the wearer's upper arm, a second anchor section formed by wrapping the other end of the fabric around the wearer's forearm, and a substantially X-shaped knitted supporting section intersecting at the wearer's cubital fossa. Two ends of the X-shaped knitted fabric are joined to the first anchor section and the other two ends of the X-shaped knitted fabric are joined to the second anchor section so as to support the wearer's elbow joint. In the circumferential direction of the fabric, the stretch resistances of the first anchor part and the second anchor part are larger than that of a base fabric section. In the length direction of the fabric, the stretch resistance of the supporting section is larger than that of the base fabric section.11-15-2012
20100210985SHOULDER ORTHOSIS - A shoulder orthosis (08-19-2010
20090149789Device to treat and/or prevent shoulder subluyation - A device intended to provide stabilization of a subluxed joint through a pneumatic air chamber combined with a plurality of straps designed to provide ease of use to the patient with a subluxed shoulder joint. This pneumatic sling will allow the user to operate this device with one upper extremity and improves independence to this population. The combination of the air chamber to the sling will provide added comfort by conforming to the discrepancies of an individual's body contours. The design of this invention with the manual pump and release valve will allow the ease of donning and doffing the device.06-11-2009
20090149790ORTHOTIC DEVICE SPANNING ELBOW - An orthotic for mounting on a user's arm comprises an upper cuff that is removeably attachable to the user's arm at a point above the elbow joint. A lower cuff is removeably attachable to the user's arm at a point below the elbow joint, and is rotationally fixed to the forearm. At least one flexible elongated member having a first end that is releasably coupled to the upper cuff and an opposite second end that is releasably coupled to the lower cuff. The upper cuff and the lower cuff are configured to move in more than one plane with respect to one another.06-11-2009
20100094187Apparatus and method for treating ulnar neuropathy - An apparatus and method for treating ulnar neuropathy are disclosed. An apparatus for treating ulnar neuropathy includes an inner face for engaging an arm with an upper end terminating above the elbow and a lower end terminating below the elbow; a plurality of mechanical fasteners along an edge of the inner face; an outer face having channels to promote circumferential flexibility; and a plurality of mechanical fasteners on the outer face positioned to oppose the plurality of mechanical fasteners on the inner face. A method of treating ulnar neuropathy includes placing an inner face in contact with the arm; wrapping the device around the arm to extend above and below the elbow; engaging mechanical fasters on the inner face with mechanical fasteners on the outer face; and tightening the device to support the elbow while allowing normal circulation in the arm.04-15-2010
20080249449Methods of Making Compression Device with Improved Evaporation - In a method of forming a compression sleeve, a wicking layer is provided that is strategically exposed to promote wicking and cooling of the body part acted upon by the sleeve. The wicking layer has a perimeter and a surface area. A bladder segment that defines a bladder has a surface area less than the surface area of the wicking layer. The surface area of the bladder segment is defined by the perimeter of the bladder material, less any openings formed through the bladder material. The wicking layer is secured to the bladder material so that portions of the wicking layer are not overlaid by the bladder material. The bladder segment is welded to the wicking layer along a seamline so that fibers of the wicking layer extend through the seamline and allow fluid wicked by the wicking layer to move through the seamline.10-09-2008
20090247919Infinitely adjustable loop pile controlled rotation, and locking mechanism and method - A device for interlocking two sections such as a forearm-hand brace and a elbow-forearm medical device comprising, a circular strip of loop pile or hook fastener material attached to the outer surface of a first cylindrical section such as the custom forearm-hand brace. A sheet of thermo-formable material formed into a second cylindrical section matching the outer surface of the first cylindrical section wherein the second section includes a groove such that the first cylindrical section is held by the circular fastener strip within the groove and is free to rotate in either direction. A cooperating locking strap of hook or loop pile fastener attached to the second section and aligned with the strip of loop pile or hook fastener on the first cylindrical section such that attaching the locking strap to the strip prevents the free rotation and locks the first cylindrical section to the second section.10-01-2009
20100268142ELBOW BRACE FOR PREVENTING OR ATTENUATING TENNIS ELBOW - An elbow brace utilizes a pair of shock-absorbing elements that are placed over the arm over the lateral and medial epicondyle of the humerus bone. These elements provide a medium for absorbing a portion of the shock energy and vibration that can travel along the forearm and exit the elbow of a person during physical activity. Pressure transmitting elements are designate to localize pressure directly on the tendon that extends from the extensor digitorum muscle and is attached to the humerus. The other pressure transmitting element is placed over the tendon of the triceps brachii which is attached to the olecranon of the ulna. A positioning strap provides quick and easy ability to align the components on the arm of the wearer. Additional pressure generating straps help to generate focused pressure to the tendons and helps to maintain the brace on the arm of the wearer.10-21-2010
20090054819Orthopedic or Prosthetic Support Device - An orthopedic or prosthetic support device is arranged to conform and secure to a limb of a wearer. The device includes a resilient support member adapted to extend about a limb, and a tensioning element associated with the support member. An adjustment system is connected to the support member and engages the tensioning element. The adjustment system is arranged to incrementally adjust and retain the tensioning element relative to the support member.02-26-2009
20090192426APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING SHOULDER DISLOCATIONS - The present invention is directed to apparatus, systems, and methods for reducing anterior shoulder dislocations in a patient. In one embodiment, the apparatus of the present invention comprises a humeral cuff, an inflatable bladder, a source of pressurized gas in select fluid communication with the inflatable bladder, and at least one elongated belt attached to the humeral cuff. In another embodiment, the system of the present invention comprises the apparatus of the present invention and at least one weight configured to selectively couple to at least a portion of the at least one elongated belt. In a further embodiment, the methods of the present invention comprise positioning the patient in a substantially prone position, providing the system of the present invention, selectively positioning the humeral cuff in an operative position, and attaching at least one weight to at least one elongated belt such that downward graviational force is applied to the patient's arm to effect the desired reduction.07-30-2009
20100174220Orthopedic Elbow Brace Having a Length-Adjustable Support Assembly - An adjustable support assembly for an orthopedic brace has a support bar, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which receives the support bar. The locking mechanism includes a lock stop and a lock peg array having at least one column and a plurality of rows. The lock stop is perpendicularly positioned between two lock pegs in adjacent rows to prevent displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the closed position and the lock stop is parallely positioned to enable displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the open position.07-08-2010
20100179462Stabilizing Brace For Use By Individuals Having Neuromuscular Disorders - A brace for supporting the arms or wrists of a user afflicted with a muscular disorder is provided. The brace generally includes a yoke section having first and second terminal ends and being adapted for positioning over the shoulders and behind the neck of the user, and a pair of opposed arm/wrist supports that extend outwardly from respective ones of the first and second terminal ends of the yoke portion and being adapted to support the arms/wrists of the user.07-15-2010
20100228171THERAPEUTIC COMPRESSION GARMENT - A therapeutic compression garment is provided. The instant garment includes a unilateral torso structure, a biceps structure, and a tensioning structure. The unilateral torso structure comprises uniquely configured structure portions corresponding to front and rear panel forming elements. Contiguous perimeter segments of the uniquely configured structure portions delimit an armscye segment for the unilateral torso structure. The biceps structure is non-reversibly united, at a perimeter segment thereof, to the armscye segment of the unilateral torso structure. The tensioning structure selectively and reversibly unites portions of the unilateral torso structure.09-09-2010
20100198125Manageable Arm and Hand Elevation Device - A device for supporting and elevating the arm and hand above the heart while healing. The device comprises mainly of a belt, support pole, and straps for the arm and forearm. The support pole can be attached to different areas of the belt to support different waist line sizes along with left or right arm and/or hand injuries. The support pole is also adjustable for different human height, arm width and lengths. The device enables shoulder mobility and is supported by the waist, thus allowing the person to move around freely.08-05-2010
20130131568SHOULDER IMMOBILIZER AND FRACTURE STABILIZATION DEVICE - A shoulder immobilizer (05-23-2013
20090036813APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING STERNAL REHABILITATION - The apparatus to assist sternal rehabilitation includes a torso belt circumscribing an abdomen of a patient, a first humeral restraint coupled to the torso belt, and a second humeral restraint coupled to the torso belt. Each humeral restraint circumscribes an upper arm of the patient between a glenohumeral joint and an antecubital space of the upper arm. The humeral restraints substantially confine the upper arms to a position lateral, slightly anterior, and to the side of a torso of the patient. The torso belt may include a substantially inelastic flexible material. The torso belt may also include a comfort material coupled to the substantially inelastic flexible material. The comfort material may be interposed between the substantially inelastic flexible material and the torso. The torso belt may circumscribe the abdomen below a pectoral line and above a pelvic line of the patient.02-05-2009
20100331748DONNING 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.12-30-2010
20110130693AVE-EX - The AVE-EX is an orthotic device invented to prevent rapid abduction of the wearer's shoulder joint to preserve the soft tissue components (i.e. rotator cuff) lying underneath from tearing/re-tearing minimally, moderately or completely in order for the wearer to safely participate in high fall risk activities.06-02-2011
20100042031DEVICE FOR GRIPPING THE FOREARM OF A USER SUFFERING FROM MUSCULAR PROBLEMS IN THE ELBOW - A device is provided for gripping the forearm of a user suffering from muscular problems in the elbow. The device defines a rigid but elastically deformable U-shaped body, and has a bottom. The device includes a first limb and a second limb, and two supporting elements which are mounted on the body such that each one is essentially located on a free end part of a limb of the body. One of the limbs of the body defines a first curved part which is adjacent to the bottom wherein the concave region of the curved part is oriented towards the inside of the body, and a second curved part which extends from the first part towards the free end of the limb. The concave region of the second part is oriented towards the outside of the body such that the limb of the U has a transversal flexion line.02-18-2010
20100063433TEMPORARY SPLINT ASSEMBLY WITH SEMI-RIGID WRAP AROUND SUPPORTS IN COMBINATION WITH INTERMEDIATELY POSITIONED JOINT CAST - A splint assembly for use with an individual's limb including an assembleable and rigid member positioned in surrounding fashion about an intermediate joint associated with the limb. A pair of support subassemblies secure about a location of the individual's limb contiguous to the joint, an extending edge of each support subassembly securing to a perimeter extending edge of the rigid member. Upper and lower wraparound support subassemblies secure to first and second perimeter extending edges associated with the rigid member, each further including a generally grid and web-shaped foam template with a hardened plastic backing being configured to match the configuration of the foam template. Edge extending straps provided for each of the hardened plastic backings overlap and engage opposite extending edge locations of each wraparound support subassembly.03-11-2010
20110098619SHOULDER MECHANISM FOR AN ORTHOSIS - The invention relates to a shoulder mechanism for an orthosis, providing a ball type joint between a support and an orthosis upper arm, comprising a first intermediate element mounted to pivot on the support about a first pivot axis, a second intermediate element mounted to pivot on the first intermediate element about a second pivot axis, the upper arm being mounted to pivot on the second intermediate element about a third pivot axis. According to the invention, the first pivot axis extends in a longitudinal horizontal direction, the first intermediate element including a circular rail on which the second intermediate element slides and that presents a geometrical axis defining the second pivot axis that extends vertically when the upper arm is at rest, the circular rail extending to go around the shoulder on the outside.04-28-2011
20110021962SHOULDER BRACE - A shoulder brace for supporting a person's injured or post-operated shoulder, the brace comprising: a support for the person to wear; and an arm connected to the support, the arm being adapted for supporting the person's arm in a raised position, wherein the arm is movable with respect to the support and is resiliently biased against downward movement with respect to the support. A method of treating a person's injured or post-operated shoulder, the method comprising the steps of: (a) wearing the shoulder brace described above; and (b) having the person use their arm, which has the injured or post-operated shoulder, to apply a force against the resilient bias of the arm of the shoulder brace.01-27-2011
20120310129Focal Compression Therapeutic Device - A device for exerting therapeutic pressure on a user's elbow, the device comprising a sleeve sized for snugly encircling an arm in the region of the elbow, a pocket disposed on a length of a surface of the sleeve, sized for accommodating a pressure wad, which under control of the user can be registered and exert pressure on an anatomical point of an elbow.12-06-2012
20120022421SHOULDER STABILISING DEVICE - A shoulder stabilising device (01-26-2012
20120215146Supinating Arm and Elbow Brace - An arm brace comprising an extendable band, such as an elastic strap, that forms a supinating tension band. The distal end the band has a looped section for a user's wrist or finger for anchoring the brace, and the proximal end has a fastening device, such as a hook and loop fastener, for securing the proximal end to another portion of band after the band is wrapped around the forearm and stretched around the elbow and back towards the forearm. The extended band exerts a force that causes supination of the arm. In some embodiments, the inner surface of the proximal end of the band attaches to the outer surface of the band, and the looped section has a loop that closes at a notched section of the band, to provide proper comfort and positioning.08-23-2012
20100049110Extremity Support Apparatus and Method - An extremity support apparatus having a second cuff, a first cuff, a bridge rod attached to the second cuff, and a tension rod attached to the first cuff and to the bridge rod is provided. The extremity support apparatus can place the support a first cuff in a cantilevered manner when a distal portion and a proximal portion of an extremity are supported in respective first and second cuffs. A method of supporting an extremity in a non-weight-bearing manner is also provided.02-25-2010
20120253252ORTHOPEDIC PRESSURE DEVICE - An orthopedic pressure device comprises (a) a semi-rigid or rigid main body configured to contour the curvature of a portion of a wearer's anatomy, (b) an adjustable strap for securing the main body to the wearer, and (c) a displacing mechanism disposed in the main body for applying perpendicular force to the soft tissues of the wearer. The displacing mechanism comprises a lace and tensioning system for adjusting the perpendicular force to the soft tissues.10-04-2012
20090048549ORTHOPEDIC ARM AND SHOULDER BRACE - The present invention relates to a portable device for providing continuous passive motion of a limb comprising a brace for supporting said limb. A programmable motor, mechanically connected to the brace, provides continuous passive motion of a limb. The movement of the limb is controlled in two control points of movement at the lower arm. Flexible positioning means are provided with a fastening means positioning the brace and the programmable motor on the body of a person carrying said device in a stable position. The programmable motor is partially housed within the positioning means. The invention is particularly suitable for use in paramedical and orthopedic applications. It allows adduction and abduction, rotation and exo/endo rotation of a limb.02-19-2009
20110046529ARM ABDUCTION ORTHOTIC - The invention relates to an arm abduction orthotic having a body frame (02-24-2011
20110237993Posture strap and method of using same - A posture strap formed by connecting the ends of an elongate band to the middle of the band after twisting each end 180 degrees to form two arm loops and the method of correcting posture by disposing the arms of a person into the loops and locating the loops at the upper aspect of the arms while the strap extends along the person's back.09-29-2011
20120101420Dynamic Shoulder Joint Orthesis, in Particular a Shoulder Abduction Orthesis - In a dynamic shoulder joint orthesis a compensation mechanism is provided between a spring (04-26-2012
20120101419SHOULDER ORTHOSIS INCLUDING FLEXION/EXTENSION DEVICE - A shoulder orthosis includes a shoulder therapy device adapted to provide treatment to a shoulder joint of a person, and a flexion/extension device. The flexion/extension device positions the shoulder joint in at least one of greater than 0 degrees of flexion and greater than 0 degrees of extension concurrently with the shoulder therapy device providing the treatment to the shoulder joint. In one example, the shoulder therapy device may be an abduction/adduction device and/or an internal/external rotation device.04-26-2012
20130150762BRACE WITH ELONGATED FENESTRATIONS - A brace has a plurality of elongated beams that extend in parallel along the length of the brace. The adjacent beams are coupled to posts that extend around the circumference of the brace in a staggered pattern and hold the beams in place around the brace. The beams and posts define a plurality of elongated fenestrations. The configuration of the beams and fenestrations allow the brace to be strong in compression and bending and also provide elastic radial expansion.06-13-2013
20130184627Systems, Devices, and Methods for Mechanically Reducing and Fixing Bone Fractures - An array of mechanical force reduction assemblies sized and configured to independently mechanically manipulate a fractured bone region. Each assembly functions independently of the other assemblies, to apply and maintain one of the prescribed mechanical reduction forces to the fracture, to thereby mechanically reduce the fracture in a desired way. A carrier coupled to the assembly accommodates temporary attachment of an orthotic brace, residing thereon, partially or fully assembled in a region of the bone fracture. A linkage mechanism accommodates the rotational articulation of the brace in response to the application of one or more mechanical force vectors, to move the bone fracture into a desired anatomic orientation. A locking mechanism maintains the orientation of the brace to maintain the desired anatomic orientation. After release from the carrier, the brace serves in an ambulatory fashion to maintain the desired anatomic orientation after reduction and as healing occurs.07-18-2013
20110282256ORTHOPEDIC SHOULDER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system comprising a combination of orthopedic traction devices for limiting abduction of the arm and preventing impingement of the user's shoulder. The devices include a nighttime ipsilateral shoulder traction device with removable leg and wrist cuffs, an elastic connecting strap connecting the cuffs to apply impingement-reducing traction to the shoulder joint; and a daytime centrifugal exercise device with a weighted member rotated by a handle using the ipsilateral arm. The invention also includes a method for using the two devices in combination, and a series of exercises for the centrifugal exercise device that specifically complement the nighttime impingement reduction of the traction device. In the preferred form, the traction device includes removable leg and wrist cuffs secured to the lower leg and wrist, respectively, and a one-handed quick release mechanism that allows the user to release the cuffed arm with the cuffed hand.11-17-2011
20130190670ORTHOPAEDIC DEVICE - An orthopaedic device is described. The orthopaedic device has a harness provided with a backpiece portion adapted to be arranged on the back of a user and at least one shoulder strap associated with the backpiece portion and adapted to wrap a respective shoulder of the user. The orthopaedic device also has a support pad adapted to be associated with the at least one shoulder strap and intended to be housed in a respective axillary cavity of the user for keeping the shoulder joint in a preset physiological position. The support pad has a shape matching the shape of the axillary cavity. The orthopaedic device is capable of keeping also the spinal column and the neck in a preset physiological position.07-25-2013
20120004586Elbow Brace - The invention is for a brace for preventing or reducing muscular and nerve disorders in the region of the elbow such as tennis elbow. The brace comprises a sleeve adapted for fitting over a wearer's arm with one end terminating above the wearer's elbow and the other end terminating below the wearer's elbow. The sleeve includes a cut-out section arranged to be located over an injured portion of the wearer's elbow joint. The brace also includes a pad which supports the elbow and has an outer contour that avoids contact with the injured area of the wearer's elbow. The pad also serves to isolate the wearer's elbow from contact and pressure.01-05-2012
20120041352SHOULDER STABILIZING ORTHOTIC - A multi-layered orthosis designed to stabilize the human shoulder joint. A base harness includes a shoulder enclosure, an anterior panel, and a posterior panel. An adjustable break separates free ends of the anterior and posterior panels which are distal to the shoulder enclosure. The base harness is applied to a patient by slipping the shoulder enclosure around the affected shoulder. Anterior and posterior straps are passed over the deltoid region of the affected shoulder and secured to the base harness. An additional large strap is placed over the anterior and posterior straps.02-16-2012
20080208092Shoulder brace traction system - A shoulder brace traction system uses a torso fitting part to be worn by a user in combination with an upper arm fitting part to be worn by the user. The upper arm fitting part includes an extension overlay that extends and covers the shoulder cap of the user. The extension overly includes front and rear shoulder straps connected to an intermediate portion of the extension layer. These shoulder straps connect with and/or on the torso fitting part on front and rear portions of the shoulder. The extension includes two further straps adjacent the shoulder cap that engage front and rear central anchors on the torso fitting part. The brace traction system is effective for many athletes and is cost effective to manufacture.08-28-2008

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