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Multi-functional orthosis for the foot, heel, ankle and lower leg



Multi-functional orthosis for the foot, heel, ankle and lower leg



Official Gazette of the United States Patent & Trademark Office Patents 1234(1), May 2



A multi-function orthosis for immobilizing the lower leg, heel, ankle and foot of a human patient, which also provides adjustable therapeutic pressure on the foot sole, and which allows for ambulation. An upper, leg unit lined with a pneumatic bladder is adapted to receive the lower leg of the patient and is hingedly attached to a lower, foot base unit which is adapted to receive the foot of the patient. Retractable kickstands attached to the foot base unit extend to prevent outward or inward rolling of the patient's foot, leg and hip, and to also provide protection from the bedding. An extendable foot slide adjusts to support the foot of the patient and to retract when not in use, and an adjustable and retractable toe flap is attached to the foot slide to protect the toes when the patient is immobilized or ambulatory. A low-profile ambulation sled attachable to the bottom of the foot base unit provides a relatively wide platform to allow safe ambulation of the patient without the removal of the orthosis or the aid of other devices.

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