Dynamic exoskeletal orthosis


An exoskeletal orthosis bolt mechanism 400 for bolting 405 dual posterior struts (130, Fig 3) between an ankle section or footplate (140) and a rear portion of a proximal cuff (110) comprises two opposing discs 415,420 having reciprocal curved surfaces that face and receive the dual posterior struts. At least one angled wedge 425 is positioned between an opposing disc 415,420 and a threaded laminate plate 430 on a surface of the ankle section/footplate, thereby allowing clamping of the dual posterior struts at different angles and allowing for anteroposterior lengthwise or mediolateral crosswise alignment changes. The angled wedge may have a 1-8 degree rise or incline.




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