Patent Number: 8,821,588

Title: Method for anchoring prosthetic and orthotic devices

Abstract: Anchoring system for a prosthetic or orthotic device includes a fastener comprising a base and a clasp-engaging member, wherein the fastener further comprises an adhesive to secure the base directly to skin of a wearer; and a clasp comprising a first end configured to engage and rotate about the clasp-engaging member and a second end configured to engage the activation cable of a prosthetic or orthotic device. Also included is a prosthetic or orthotic system that includes the anchoring system in combination with a prosthetic or orthotic device, as well as a method of securing a prosthetic or orthotic device on a wearer using the anchoring system.

Inventors: Latour; Debra Ann (Springfield, MA)

Assignee: Shriners Hospitals for Children

International Classification: A61F 2/54 (20060101); A61F 2/60 (20060101); A61F 5/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018