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):

Report Date:

1992-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE