1971 年 20 巻 2 号 p. 146-149
Our adjustable ischial weight-bearing brace consist of an air bag at the anterior wall of plastic quadrilateral socket, fixed knee joint, and Patten bottom with wide foot plate and rocker bottom.
The brace revealed easy donning, satisfactoric suspension, reliable non-weight bearing to the lower extremity, and increased comfortness to wear. This brace may be an excellent ready to use stock brace for any patient who indicates ambulation without weight bearing on the lower extremity.
Adjustable patella tendon bearing short leg brace was made according to the same idea as mentioned above. This short leg brace showed some problems concerning the socket size and shape. Further investigation will be necessary for determine adequate size of air bag and the place to attach it, and proper air pressure in it.