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Publication numberUS1630108 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1927
Filing dateFeb 27, 1926
Priority dateFeb 27, 1926
Publication numberUS 1630108 A, US 1630108A, US-A-1630108, US1630108 A, US1630108A
InventorsJohn Buckowitz
Original AssigneeJohn Buckowitz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical or orthopedic appliance
US 1630108 A
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, May 24, 1927.

J. BUCKOWI TZ SURGICAL OR ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCE Filed Feb. 27. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 4 TOEA/EY 1,630,108 May J. BUCKOWITZ SURGICAL 0R ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCE Filed Feb. 27. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 '[N v N TOE Er TTOENE provisioh of asurgicalkor orthopedic appl appliances Paemnm 1.927; I

; resence f;ro1 i nuoxowrrz, on ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI] I s m it oaonri ornnro, APPLIANCE.

r Application filed February 27, 1926. Serial N0. 91,116.

r This invention relates to a certain new and useful. improvement in surgical or orthopedic "Myinne'ntion provision of a surgicalor orthopedic appl1- nnce adapted to correct or'prevent'{stifiening 1' deformation v0t a. broken, sprained, or; otherwise injured joint, such as the elbow, hip knee ankle, and the-like.

My invention has for further object the "ance oi the typeand'for the vpurpose stated which is of simple term andeos t uotion,

[which may be economically maiuiiactu-re'd,

1 the 'bodyin healing or correctiveassociation joint, and whicliis usable which may. be conveniently arranged upon with the injured without undue discomfort; .7

And with the above "and other objects in View, my invention resides in the novel tea:

- tures of form, construction, arrangement,

' V invention; and

ankle, respectively. i r Referrlnggnow more in vention, the body p of I preferably rigid metallic material. 1 vided in the brace-stripjA ends, as at is "an arch'orbow of suitable 1 rise. Adjacent its opposite ends, the body. i or brace A isffurther provided with pairs Qcalledluppe'r end, thebody of the brace A '1 has hinged or. pivotally conneetedithereto,-

and" combination of "parts hereinafter de; scribed and pointed out n the cla ms. 7 v In the accoinpanylng drawing,

' rFigurel 13311 elevational vlew of-a surgical-or orthopedicappliance embodying my Figures 2,3, ifandh illustrate the appliance as arrangedupon the'body;

injured or deformed elbow, knee,'hip, and

detail and by ret the drawings, which il erencevcharacters'to g V embodiment of my inlustrate a preferred the form of a suitable elongated brace-strip intermediate its of outwardly presented, 'oppositelydisposed arms"2 2,'each pair'oflsaid arms forming a limb engaging yoke.. At'its one j orLsoas' at 3, a short stri 'pjorqbraee extension fit,

r for .1 purposes shortly appearingfthe brace 1 A on its under-surface at its opposite ends, the extension L on ,itsunder-surface at its .irjee end, andthe yoke-arm's 2 being pref 1 quired by the conditionsof the particular? case, the appliance functioning through the yielding engagement providedthesprings 6 between the sling-member 5 and the par-'1? er'ably padded or .oushioned, as shown.

Forming part of and completing the ap-' H 'pliance,is-fa=sling B comprising a preferably: padded seat 5', ,conneetedfto and at theoppo= has for its. chief obiect thej oftlie arch or how 1 otlthebrace I 1 I v ilnuse, and first when employed in conthe arm C, theextension 4i being disposed in operative 1 healing orfcorrecting association- -w1th an A. of the. appliance is in j Pro Jsite ends ofwhich ,arexsuitable coiled eitpanswe *QlflStlQSPllilgS 6-43, whichla tter, i

in turn, are connected together in spaced relation at their upper ends by across or bridge-piece 7., prov ded centrally with an eye 8 with W'lHCll eon neetlngly onsuspend.

ingly engages a turn-buckle or other suit,- fliJlQ CfllllBl'j depending from the crown neoti-on with an injured ordei'ormedelbow, as illustrated in Figure 2, the brace-A is v fitted, at its-yokes 2 engagement upon the i forearm and shoulder-portion or a-rm proper in braceesupporting posit-ion upon the breast? V and the bow or arch 1 being disposed; over the elbow. The sling Bis then suitably engaged'with the arm, with its seat; 5 dis posed under the elbow, as shown. r 1 lVhen employed 1n connection with an in ured or broken knee, as illustrated. in

F igurezg, the brace-extension 4- is pivotally, swung to align with the brace A, and the braee A then fitted lengthwise under the leg D and engaged at its yokes 2 withithe calf andthighf The sling B is then fitted upon the le and its seat 5 the knee, as shown. I

engaged with anduponf jured or deformed hip E, as illustrated in ElgLlIQ 4, the brace A is engaged at its'yokes upon'the leg and its seatf5 disposed under the hip, as showin-the strip 4 being dispensed 1 with or disposed in alignment with the strip; A, as in Figure 3.

When employed in connection with an injured or deformed ankle F, as illustrated Figure .5 thebraceAisfitted upon and en: gaged at its yokes- 2 with-the leg at thean Y ,kle, with its bow 1 disposed approximately directly over the'ankle, theextension i'being i a1s0' dispensed withj'ordisposed in 1 with the stripA," ;as inFigure 3. The sling alignment B is'thensuitablydisposed upon the leg and its seat 5 engaged under the heel, as shown)? I In 'eachinstance or application, the ten} M sion 0.: the sprlngs 6 is conveniently adjusted by means-ofthe turn-buckle 9., asinay be rei-f s51] Whenv employed in connection'with an in-"f y, with the bow .1 disposed i over the hip The g B i then fitted 7 if ticular injured joint to exert a resilient pull or pressure upon the injured joint tending constantly to yieldingiy straighten the injured or deformed limb.

My new appliance may be economically manufactured, is easily and conveniently applied in connection with the injured or de formed limb and joint, and from use has been found exceedingly eiiicient in the performance of its intended function.

It will be understood that my appliance, including its several parts, may be of (litterent sizes, and that changes in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts thereof may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without dc 'iarting from the nature and principle (it my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A surgical or orthopedic appliance including a rigid brace bowed intermediate its ends, adapted for application upon the body in operative location relatively to a limb and a joint thereof, and a sling comprising a turn-buckle connected at an end to the brace at the crown of its how, a pair of spaced elastic springs having connection at an end with the free end of the turnbuckle, and a seat having connection with the free ends of the springs and adapted for engagement with the limb at said joint.

2. A surgical or orthopedic appliance including a rigid brace bowed intermediate its ends, adapted for application upon the body in operative location relatively to a limb and a joint thereof, and a sling coinprising a carrier connected at an end to the brace at the crown of its bow, a pair of spaced elastic springs having connection at an end with the free end of the carrier, and a seat having connection with the free ends of the springs and adapted for engagement with the limb at said joint.

In testimony whereof I signature.

JOHN BUCKOWITZ.

have affixed my

Referenced by
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US4773405 *Dec 11, 1986Sep 27, 1988Progressive Engineering, A PartnershipApparatus and method applying straightening and twisting forces to limbs
US5312322 *Nov 2, 1992May 17, 1994The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The NavyThree point extension splint to treat flexion contractures about limb synovial hinge joints
Classifications
U.S. Classification602/5
International ClassificationA61F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/0104
European ClassificationA61F5/01D1