Accession Number : ADD015455

Title :   Non-Invasive Body-Clamp.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Apr 91, patented 28 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ruffa, Anthony A

Report Date : 28 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The present invention discloses a means for providing tension to bones during the healing process that is non-invasive. In the preferred embodiment, the disclosed means for placing bones under tension comprises a first collar and a second collar. Each collar is controllably moved cyclically between a body member embracing condition and a body member releasing condition in such manner that when one collar is in one condition the other is in the other condition. A firm grip is there-with always maintained on the body member while allowing the circulation thereof.

Descriptors :   *BODIES, *PATENTS, *CLAMPS, BONES, CIRCULATION, COLLARS, HEALING, INVENTIONS, TENSION, TENSION, RISK

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE