Abstract: An ankle bandage (1) for supporting an ankle and foot while allowing a relatively unimpeded walk. The ankle bandage has a generally sock-shaped main body enclosing the ankle and instep region of a user. The main body may be opened at a front closure and is made from a flexible, resilient, heat insulating material. A pocket (8,9,10) for containing a stabilizing support body (11) is defined by a separate material sewn on the inside of main body along seams 6 and 7. The supporting body (11) comprises two rail portions (18) extending from a point above the ankle area of the user on each side of the leg, a joining portion (19) coupling the upper ends of the rail portions and a heel support formed by distal tapering portions of the lower ends (20) of the rail portions (18). During use, the tapering portions do not overlap and the heel support is located below the instep area and against the outside of the foot.
Abstract: A hinge for knee joint bandages comprising two elongated flat links (3,4) connected for mutual pivoting. At the end portion of one link (4) there are four holes (19-22) distributed along a circular arc symmetrically in relation to the longitudinal axis. A stop pin (16) is inserted in one of the holes to limit the end position of the pivoting movement of the links. The stop pin cooperates with a circular arcuate slot of the other link (3). The slot is greater than 180.degree. and is symmetrically located in relation to the longitudinal axis of the link (3), whereby the hinge can be used either on the inside or the outside of the knee for the adjustment of the desired maximum angular pivoting of the knee.