Patent Number: 6,309,368

Title: Knee-joint orthesis

Abstract: Knee-joint orthesis with a lower leg part and a thigh part, and with a lateral orthesis hinge and a medial orthesis hinge which connect the lower leg part and the thigh part to each other, characterized in that the lateral orthesis hinge is formed by a hinge which consists of two intermeshing toothed wheels whose axles are each securely connected on both sides to a hinge plate, each of the two toothed wheels having in each case a strut which is used for securely connecting the lateral orthesis hinge to the lower leg part and to the thigh part, the medial orthesis hinge is formed by a single-axle hinge which consists of a U-shaped upper part which encloses a lower part, the upper part and lower part being connected to each other in an articulated manner by means of a pin.

Inventors: Herzberg; Thorsten (Hamburg, DE), Albrod; Andreas (Seevetal, DE)

Assignee: Beiersdorf AG

International Classification: A61F 5/01 (20060101); A61F 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018