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Permanently Attached Artificial Limb

Abstract: 

A permanently attached artificial limb comprises an endoprosthesis in combination with an artificial tendon attachment. The artificial tendon attachment permits the use of existing skeletal muscles to power external articulating mechanical joints of the endoprosthesis device. The artificial tendon penetrates the skin and provides a strong interface with existing skeletal muscles.

Patent Number: 
4,143,426
Date Of Issue: 
03/13/1979
Inventors: 

C. William Hall;William A. Mallow;Fred Otis Hoese