Indiana Patent of the Month – September 2022

Ankle injuries are among the most common reasons for sports players to lose playing time. Traditional ankle braces made of fabric are typically uncomfortable and may not fit properly inside the shoe. Users may need to adjust their shoe size to accommodate the brace, risking further injury due to unfitted shoes. Plastic braces are often large, bulky, and heavy, causing discomfort and even secondary site pain, which can significantly delay recovery time. 

Tayco Brace, LLC is determined to provide patients with ankle injuries a practical and comfortable solution. They want individuals to return to normal activity in no time with their patented ankle brace design. Their lightweight development allows patients to recover up to 3 times faster than traditional braces.

Their development is composed of a ridgid heel enclosure with connecting straps to attach it to the lateral sidewall of the ankle brace. Its sturdy structure comfortably attaches to the outside of the user’s shoe to allow secure movement without the risk of further twisting of the ankle. It adequately fits over regular or orthopedic shoes, as well as safety boots. It is easy to put on, allows immediate stability of the injured ankle, and protects the injury without surgery, making this an ideal solution for all students, workers, and sports enthusiasts.

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