Orthotic brace

An articulated assembly for replacing or supporting a joint between two limbs of an animal. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to an orthotic knee brace for supporting a human knee. The knee brace includes an upper leg attachment and a lower leg attachment which are interconnected with a hinge and a damper. In some embodiments, the hinge is a four bar linkage and the damper is a hydraulic shock absorber.