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1. (WO1991006265) BRACE FOR FIXATION OF BONE FRACTURES
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/006265 International Application No.: PCT/US1989/004880
Publication Date: 16.05.1991 International Filing Date: 31.10.1989
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 31.05.1991
IPC:
A61F 5/01 (2006.01) ,A61F 5/058 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01
Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01
Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
04
Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
05
for immobilising
058
Splints
Applicants:
THIBODAUX, Peggy, L. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
THIBODAUX, Peggy, L.; US
Agent:
WISNER, Mark, R. ; One Riverway Suite 1100 Houston, TX 77056-1903, US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) BRACE FOR FIXATION OF BONE FRACTURES
(FR) ATTELLE DE MAINTIEN POUR LES FRACTURES OSSEUSES
Abstract:
(EN) A brace for external fixation of long bone fractures which includes 'I'-shaped member and cross-shaped elongate members, both of which are curved along a longitudinal axis to fit around the limb and which interlap to provide circumferential support. The two-piece, curved configuration concentrates the load applied to the limb over a smaller surface area and is, therefore, more effective at immobilizing the fractured bone while allowing access to the skin for wound management, surgery, and hygiene without removing the brace. The configuration also makes possible the adjustment of the brace at three independent points to provide for improved fit over a wider variety of sizes and shapes of limbs than previously available.
(FR) Attelle externe servant à maintenir en place les os longs fracturés et comportant un élément en forme de 'I' et des éléments allongés en forme de croix, qui sont tous les deux courbés sur un axe longitudinal afin qu'ils s'adaptent au membre atteint, et qui s'engagent l'un dans l'autre afin d'assurer un maintien circonférentiel. La configuration courbée et divisée en deux concentre la charge appliquée au membre sur une surface plus petite et peut donc immobiliser plus efficacement l'os fracturé tout en permettant l'accès à la peau pour le traitement des plaies, pour la chirurgie et pour l'hygiène, sans enlever l'attelle. La configuration permet également un réglage de l'attelle à trois endroits séparés afin de permettre une adaptation améliorée par rapport aux configurations existantes à des membres de dimensions différentes.
Designated States: AU, BB, BG, BR, DK, FI, HU, JP, KP, KR, LK, MC, MG, MW, NO, RO, SD, SU, US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, GB, IT, LU, NL, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CM, GA, ML, MR, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
US5286249AU1989046674