Method and means for cooling injured parts or areas of a human or animal body
Portable orthopaedic splint system
Ankle-sprain edema-control boot assembly
ApplicationNo. 665604 filed on 03/06/1991
US Classes:128/882, Leg or foot128/869, Restrainers and immobilizers (e.g., strait jackets, etc.)602/27Ankle
ExaminersPrimary: Hafer, Robert A.
Assistant: Rimell, Sam
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61F 005/01
AbstractA generally U-shaped thermal compress having a compartment divided into first and second chambers by a common wall. One of the chambers holds a first liquid that freezes before a second liquid in the adjacent chamber. After the first liquid is frozen, the chamber having the second liquid is placed against the ankle. The U-shaped compress has a strap extending at an angle from one of the upper outer ends thereof to wrap around the ankle and attach to the other upper outer end to hold the compress in place. An elongated strap extending from the bottom of the U-shaped compress passes under the foot and around the ankle several times over the compress not only to hold the compress in place, but also to provide added compression to the forefoot for the control of edema. A soft insulating material is placed on the outside of the outer chamber having the ice therein to protect the ice from the effects of ambient temperature. The invention also includes a U-shaped stirrup so constructed that one of the side wall portions of the stirrup can fit over the compress that is placed around the ankle such that the foot with the stirrup and compress can be inserted in a shoe.