PLASTIC DROP-FOOT BRACES.
WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB
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A technique for preparing epoxy-fiberglass drop-foot braces is described. The resulting braces are 30 lighter than their metal counterparts without sacrifice of strength. The conventional ankle joint has been eliminated and replaced with reinforced plastics rods that provide the necessary ankle motion and foot lift. Specially designed adaptors allow interchangeability of shoes in addition to their function of controlling the amount of foot lift. Author
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