Patent Number: 8,574,181

Title: Ankle walker

Abstract: An ankle walker including an ankle shell, an inner lining, at least one bladder and at least one strap is provided. The ankle shell includes a base, a lower foot portion, a first and second side panel and a back panel. The lower foot portion extends upward from the base. The first side panel and second side panel extend from respective first and second portions of the lower foot portion. The back panel extends from a third portion of the lower foot portion and is positioned between the first and second side panels. The ankle shell has a first slot separating the first side panel from the back panel and a second slot separating the second side panel from the back panel. At least one of the first and second slots has a height that is at least one half the height of the ankle walker.

Inventors: Bird; John R. (St. Paul, MN), Bird; Matthew J. (St. Paul, MN), Baker; Dennis W. (Rosemount, MN), Bollmann; Jeffrey J. (Maplewood, MN)

Assignee: Velocity Medical, LLC

International Classification: A61F 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017