Accession Number : AD0658983

Title :   PLASTIC DROP-FOOT BRACES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hill,James T. ; Mouhot,Henry G. ; Fenwick,Allard L.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A technique for preparing epoxy-fiberglass drop-foot braces is described. The resulting braces are 30% lighter than their metal counterparts without sacrifice of strength. The conventional ankle joint has been eliminated and replaced with reinforced plastics rods that provide the necessary ankle motion and foot lift. Specially designed adaptors allow interchangeability of shoes in addition to their function of controlling the amount of foot lift. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUPPORTS, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT), (*FEET, SUPPORTS), PLASTICS, REINFORCED PLASTICS, EPOXY RESINS, GLASS TEXTILES, RODS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE