Ankle brace with cuff and strap

  • US 6,858,017 B2
  • Filed: 02/20/2004
  • Issued: 02/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An ankle brace, comprising:

  • a substantially U-shaped heel stirrup, including a bottom portion adapted to extend under a wearer'"'"'s foot and left and right upright portions adapted to extend upwardly along the left and right sides of a wearer'"'"'s foot;

    left and right pivot legs pivotably attached to said left and right upright portions at left and right pivot points, respectively;

    left and right arms projecting rearwardly from said left and right pivot legs, respectively, wherein said left and right arms are joined together to form a rear cuff;

    a first outwardly-projecting U-shaped post having top and bottom ends secured to said left arm and defining a first slot between said first post and said left arm;

    a second outwardly-projecting U-shaped post having top and bottom ends secured to said right arm and defining a second slot between said second post and said right arm, said second post extending generally parallel to said first post;

    a first fastener located on the outer surface of one of said arms forward of its respective post; and

    , a closure strap having first and second ends and first and second surfaces, said first end having a second fastener which cooperates with said first fastener to secure said first end of said strap to said one arm, and said strap further including a securing means to secure the second end of said strap to an intermediate portion of said strap, wherein said strap is fed through said first slot and through said second slot, and said second end of said strap folds back over and is secured onto itself at said intermediate portion.

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