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Bilateral Custom Dog Knee Braces | CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Braces

This product may be covered by insurance. LEARN MORE.


Custom Dog Knee Brace - Order Process

Purchase

Purchase your Custom Dog Knee Braces. 

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MEASURE

You will receive an email with a form that requires measurements of your dog's legs.  

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Cast

We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your dog's legs.

Build

You send us the measurements and the molds. We need BOTH to build bilateral custom knee braces for your dog.

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FIT

We ship you the finished custom braces. You fit them to your dog and they are on the way to recovery!

How to Cast

EASY CASTING TIPS

NEED YOUR DOG'S BRACE SOONER?

WHAT BRACE IS BEST FOR MY DOG?

MY CASTING DIDN'T GO WELL

Details

BUILDING YOUR DOG'S KNEE BRACEs

AFTER RECEIVING BOTH MEASUREMENTS AND CASTs,

FABRICATION TIME WILL TAKE 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS.

HINGE: TAMARACK

Our braces are made with a Tamarack hinge, which allows for full range of motion while preventing abnormal motion. The Tamarack hinge provides smooth articulation and unmatched durability. We offer a lifetime warranty on our Tamarack hinges.

SHELL

Our shell is constructed from durable polypropylene. The cast you send us forms the blueprint for the shell, so it is imperative you cast your dog's leg correctly. When cast correctly, the resulting custom braces fit the contours of your dog's legs precisely.

paw segment

Dog knee braces are made without a paw segment. If the dog's paw is affected by the condition you are seeking a brace for, we recommend purchasing our Custom Knee & Hock brace instead. If you are unsure if a paw segment is needed, please contact your veterinarian before ordering.

A dog knee brace is commonly referred to as a stifle or ccl/acl brace.

CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM Bilateral CUSTOM DOG KNEE BRACEs

  • CCL tears 
    • Partial tears, which require an average of 6 months to stabilize and may take up to a year to form mature scar tissue to better stabilize the knee.
    • Full tears, which take longer on average to heal than partial tears due to the severity of the injury. These injuries may begin to stabilize within a year and may form mature scar tissue to stabilize the knee within 2 years. Please note that a full tear may not heal with conservative treatment depending on the severity of the injury.
  • Post-operative care following a ligament repair or other surgeries
  • Conditions for which surgery is not available or recommended for your dog
  • If you prefer a non-invasive option for your dog's recovery
  • As a complimentary treatment option for physical therapy methods, including hydrotherapy and acupuncture
  • Contralateral (opposite limb) management during post-operative care, preventing your dog from damaging their healthy leg while the other leg recovers
  • Chronic pain from osteoarthritis
  • Distal femoral or proximal tibia/fibula fractures, as an alternative to splinting
  • Patellar Luxation, by limiting the sideways movement of the leg and helping to keep the patella in place
  • Sprains and Strains

Benefits of Bilateral Custom Dog Knee Braces

  • Reduces the risk of a CCL injury on the "good" leg by encouraging proper weight bearing
  • Provides an option for dogs who are non-surgical candidates due to age, cost, other contraindications
  • Provides support to the affected area
  • Stabilizes the joint
  • Decreases the time and expense of injury/post-surgical recovery
  • Helps improve your dog's activity level by providing a return to near-normal joint function
  • Allows for easier wound/surgical site inspection
  • Reduces pressure on the contralateral (opposite) limb, preventing further injury

when bilateral custom dog knee braces may not be suitable

  • Due to the way we design our brace, a minimum thigh length of 2 inches (measured from the top of the knee to the groin fold) is required for our brace design. This allows us to create a thigh shell that is physically tall enough and there is enough groin clearance.
  • Due to the standard hinge sizes and limited hinge modifications that are currently available, some breeds may have difficulties with the strength of the hinge. Breeds that are less than 15 pounds may have a difficult time bending their knee with the hinges we use, even after modification of the brace and hinge.
  • Due to the natural anatomy of some breeds, the Custom Dog Knee Brace may not be able to stay on your dog's leg. Breeds who do not have a prominent hock, such as some Bulldogs, may have difficulties with brace suspension, meaning the brace may slide down the dog's leg with use. The hock is a key point that is used in order to keep your dog's knee brace on their leg.

If uncertain about whether your dog would be a candidate due to any of the above criteria, please contact Customer Care at care@aocpet.com for assistance.

Features

FEATURES

  • Custom-fitted to your dog's limb
  • Non-porous medical grade foam cushions and eases pressure on the affected area
  • Durable hook and loop strap system allows easy adjustments for fit and comfort
  • Made in the USA
  • Removable
  • Two-month warranty for brace alterations and modifications
  • One-year warranty for manufacturing defects
  • Lifetime warranty on Tamarack Hinges
  • Free replacement straps during the first 90 days

WHY AN AOC CUSTOM BRACE?

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LIFETIME WARRANTY ON TAMARACK HINGE

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90 day guarantee on all straps

TECHNOLOGY

  • Hand-crafted using vacuum forming and thermal technology
  • Waterproof
  • Tamarack hinges allow motion that mimics normal ligament mobility
 
Casting

HOW TO CAST FOR A CUSTOM DOG KNEE BRACE

Care & Use

CARE

  • Use light soapy water or antibacterial wipes to clean the plastic shell and non-porous liner of the braces.
  • Hand-wash pads as needed and let them air dry.