Accession Number : ADD003729

Title :   Functional Ankle for a Prosthetic Limb.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Asbelle,Charles C ; Helmuth,Gene R ; Applegate ,William R ; Porter,Gerald K

Report Date : 28 Sep 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent describes a functional ankle for a prosthetic limb comprising an elastomeric member and a flexible member. The elastomeric member separates the prosthetic foot from the shin. The elastomeric member allows the foot to move relative to the shin while providing plantar/dorsi flexion, inversion/eversion and rotational motion singularly or in combination. The foot and shin are connected by the flexible member which allows relative motion while providing structural integrity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Artificial limbs, *Joints(Anatomy), Prosthetic devices

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE