Dynamic knee brace system for quadriceps insufficiency

Steven Irby, Kenton Kaufman

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A dynamic knee brace system (DKBS) has been designed which automatically allows swing phase freedom and provides stance phase stability. Kinemtic data from a normal subject using the DKBS document nearly normal dynamic knee flexion during swing (52 degree vs. 60 degrees for normal). Kinetic data show that net internal extensor knee moments extend through all of stance phase, crossing over to net flexor moments during early swing for both locked KAFO and with the DKBS. This data demonstrates that the DKBS is able to provide the necessary stance phase knee joint stability while allowing normal swing phase mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-12
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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