Patent Number: 7,819,830

Title: Knee brace with mechanical advantage closure system

Abstract: An orthopedic knee orthosis having a closure unit with a pull system that provides a mechanical advantage for applying user-desired forces to the knee joint structures and yet permits the knee joint to move within a range of motion during activity by the user. A method of using the orthopedic knee orthosis by placing the orthosis over a user's knee, wrapping the orthosis around the user's knee, and tightening the orthosis to apply user-defined forces to the knee joint structures.

Inventors: Sindel; Chad M. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Koloske; Craig J. (Tracy, CA), Petlansky; John M. (Tracy, CA)

Assignee: Top Shelf Manufacturing, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 5/00 (20060101); A61F 5/58 (20060101); A61F 5/37 (20060101); A61M 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00