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How do knee braces help dogs?

February 21, 2020

How do knee braces help dogs? - Animal Ortho Care


Due to the fact that Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) injuries are so prevalent in dogs, our custom dog knee brace is designed and built to provide support and stabilization to the knee joint. When a ligament, in this case the Cranial Cruciate Ligament is torn, the knee joint becomes unstable. 


The joint is subject to abnormal or excessive motion. The custom dog knee brace helps control the forward slide of the tibia on the femur, which is the key function of the cranial cruciate ligament.  Supporting and stabilizing the knee joint,  the custom dog knee brace contributes to healing by allowing scar tissue formation. 



Even though the CCL gets all or most of the attention, it is one of four ligaments that combine to help stabilize the knee joint.  The three additional ligaments include; the posterior cruciate, lateral (outside) and medial (inside) collateral ligaments.  In essence then, the custom dog knee brace supports all of the four ligaments, when the CCL is compromised. 



Our Custom Dog Knee Brace is the best choice because it is made from a cast taken of a specific dog's leg.  A mold of the leg is produced from a cast, from which the brace is built.  In addition to being made specifically for a specific dog, custom made dog knee braces are fabricated with high-temperature plastic, durable, yet comfortable closed-cell foam and replaceable straps and pads.  This level of durability and ability to refurbish on an as-needed basis produces a long-term dog knee brace.



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