Knee Orthosis
Patent 09062/TUB

This new type of knee orthosis prevents the orthosis from shifting between the upper and lower leg segments during wearing due to axial incrugation, as is often the case with common knee orthoses. In addition, it minimizes both the constraining forces and the strain on the soft tissue.

Benefits
  1. Significant reduction of constraint forces
  2. Reduced burden for the soft tissue
  3. Prevention of knee brace migration
  4. Improved supporting effect
  5. Increased wearing comfort
Possible Applications

Knee support, Knee orthotic, Medical engineering, Orthotic/Orthopedic companies

Background

Knee brace migration is a common problem which can affect patient compliance and possibly even reduce the effectiveness of a device. In many cases the unwanted shifting occurs because of an axle congruency between the thigh and lower leg segments. In securing the match of the device to the anatomy of the patient lays a key role for minimizing the migration of the knee orthosis.

Technical Description

The key to minimizing knee brace migration is to make sure that the device fits the patient’s anatomy as closely as possible. Therefore, we offer a novel knee brace which solves the incongruity problem between knee and orthotic, thus minimizing the constraint forces and the migration effects. The primary segment (1) of the novel knee orthotic, which is mounted to the thigh, is fixed to the curved segment (2) in a re-relocatable manner. The linear relocation is realized by the application of guide pins, which slip into the according notches. That way we could prevent the migration of the knee brace along the patient’s leg, and also minimize the constraint forces and reduce the burden for the soft tissue.

Contact Us

Ina Krüger

License Manager

+49 (0)30 314-75916
ina.krueger@tu-berlin.de

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 6

Prototype system

Property Rights

pending: DE

Patent Holder

Technische Universität Berlin

Possible Cooperation
  • R&D Cooperation
  • Patent Purchase
  • Licensing