Prosthetic ankle joint mechanism

  • US 8,574,312 B2
  • Filed: 12/14/2007
  • Issued: 11/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A prosthetic foot and ankle assembly comprising the combination of:

  • a foot component, andan ankle joint mounted to the foot component, the ankle joint comprising;

    a joint mechanism providing resistance to ankle flexion, wherein the joint mechanism is constructed and arranged such that during walking said resistance is predominantly provided by hydraulic damping whenever the ankle joint is flexed in both dorsi- and plantar-flexion directions.

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