Accession Number : ADD001014

Title :   Adjustable Alignment Coupling for Lower Extremity Prostheses.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gardner,Henry F ; Staros,Anthony

Report Date : 20 Sep 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An object of the invention is to provide new and novel alignment means in a temporary prosthesis which would allow simulation in the temporary prosthesis of all physical, permanent characteristics of the permanent prothesis. A second and further object of the invention is to provide in an alignment coupling a simple and inexpensive means, not only of adjusting and aligning the prosthesis, but also, a means of accurately transferring the alignment of the coupling to the permanent prothesis. The coupling comprises a top plate with a medial laterally adjustable toggle, an intermediate place mounting a plurality of tilt screws, and a bottom plate with an anterior-posterior adjustable shackle which couples with the medial laterally adjustable toggle of the top plate.

Descriptors :   *Prosthetics, *Patents, *Couplings, Extremities, Legs, Alignment, Medical equipment

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE