EFRELand Brandenburgbe Berlin

Novel knee brace which solves the nonconformance/ incongruity problem between knee and orthotic

26.06.2017

Knee brace migration is a common problem which can affect compliance and possibly even device effectiveness. Key to minimizing knee brace migration is making sure the device fits the patient’s anatomy as closely as possible.

Therefore, we offer a novel knee brace which solves the nonconformance/ incongruity problem between knee and orthotic, thus minimizing the constraint forces and migration effects.

The primary segment (1) of the novel knee orthotic, which is mounted to the thigh, is fixed to the curved segment (2) in a relocatable manner. The linear relocation is realized by the application of guide pins, which slip into the according notches. In this way the migration of the knee brace along the patient’s leg can be prevented, thereby minimizing the constraint forces and reducing the burden for the soft tissue.

Possible applications:

  • Knee support
  • Knee orthotics
  • Medical Engineering
  • Orthotic/Orthopedic Companies

Benefits:

  • Significant reduction of constraint forces
  • Reduced burden for the soft tissue
  • Prevention of knee brace migration
  • Improved supporting effect
  • Increased wearing comfort
Quelle: Zentrum für geistiges Eigentum - Technische Universität Berlin