Unidirectional Fiberglass Composite Drop-Foot Brace.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
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The invention relates to a novel foot brace constructed of unidirectional fiberglass reinforced with epoxy resin. The brace is designed of light flexible plastic and includes two embodiments. The first is a bilateral drop-foot brace consisting of two fiberglass-epoxy rods disposed on each side of the wearers leg, and extending from a calf band to shoe adapters. The second is a fiberglass-epoxy resin posterior, unibar, drop-foot brace having a contoured brace rod extending from a calf band to a single shoe connection.
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