This brace is used to support the hock joint for the various injuries that afflict this area. For minor instability issues, the metal support will be hinged. In situations where the ligament is further compromised, the metal will be fused to achieve a more rigid support (eg: Achilles tendon failure)
This brace is used for injuries sustained to the carpal joint. These can include hyper-extension, trauma, or other instabilities that renders the pet lame in this joint. The brace is easily and securely applied to the leg using velcro straps. Rigid support is achieved with the use of metal positioned depending on the degree of support required (severity of injury). For smaller breeds (eg poodles, shelties) a supportive elastic strap is required over the shoulders to prevent the brace from slipping.
Knee Brace – Single Leg
Although our design is typically bilateral if the patient has had a previous TPLO surgical repair and now the other leg has incurred a cruciate injury we provide a single leg brace. It is also used as a preventative option to protect the “good” leg if the other leg is undergoing surgery.
Knee Brace – Bilateral
This brace is designed to support both knees, thus preventing the ‘good’ knee from sustaining injury from uneven weight distribution. With a metal support that articulates at the joint, it will provide support for injured cruciate ligaments. It may be used pre/post Op or instead of surgery, depending on the veterinarian’s opinion.
Length of wear will be dependant on a number of factors such as pet’s age, activity level, home environment and thus “triggers” that put them at risk to injury. The knee brace’s intended use is diversified, however, the best rule of thumb “The Sooner, The Better”. If a partial tear is suspected, the pet will benefit greatly from the legs being supported sooner than waiting and allowing for further damage to occur