Abstract

An improved four-bar knee joint mechanism for use in knee disarticulation prosthesis is shown, including a coupler link forming a negative angle with the horizontal when said knee joint mechanism is in its stance position, an anterior link, a fixed link in a horizontal position when said knee joint is in the extended or stance position, and a posterior link, the dimensions of the links and the angle the coupler link makes with the horizontal being chosen to optimize the instant center of the mechanism.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

623/39

Secondary Class

623/44

Application Number

08/587129

Filing Date

January 1996

Patent Number

US5746774

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

5-5-1998

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Rights

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