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Custom Hock (Ankle) Brace | Dog Tarsal - Rear Leg Brace


CUSTOM DOG Braces - Order Process

Purchase

Purchase your Custom Brace. 

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Cast

We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your pet's limb.

Build

You ship us the mold. We use it to build a custom brace for your pet.

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FIT

We ship you the finished custom brace. You fit it to your pet. Your pet is on their way to recovery!

HOW TO MEASURE

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Hock Circumference

Measure the circumference of the leg just above the hock.

Details

BUILDING YOUR DOG's ANKLE BRACE

fabrication time takes 12-14 business days after receiving your cast.

HINGE: TAMARACK-TETHER

Hinged braces allow for some or full range of motion at the joint. Most hinged braces are made with a tamarack/tether hinge. Some diagnoses will require an alternative hinge. In rare cases if an alternative hinge is needed, there will be an additional charge for the hinge.

SHELL

Our shell is made with a durable polypropylene. It is very important that you cast your dog's leg properly. The imprint from the cast is the blueprint that we use to make the shell. If casted properly the shell should fit your dog's leg like a glove. A not so good cast will result in a not so good fitting brace.

PAW SEGMENT

Most dog braces are made WITHOUT a paw segment, unless the paw is affected. This is advantageous, as most dogs like to feel their paw hit the ground. A paw segment will help with knuckling, when the superficial digital flexor tendon frequently overrides the injured Achilles tendon. A paw is not recommended if there is no knuckling, a bilateral diagnosis, or if the dog is very active. If unsure if a paw is needed, please contact your veterinarian or contact us.

A dog ankle brace is commonly referred to as an Achilles, Hock or Thoracic limb brace.

CONDITIONS

  • Used for Ruptured Achilles Tendon
  • Primarily used post-operatively from Achilles Tendon repair instead of using an external fixation device which requires drilling into perfectly good bone
  • Knuckling is a common condition caused by the superficial digital flexor tendon frequently overriding the injured Achilles tendon. If your dog has this condition then we would recommend a paw segment to help give control to the leg.
  • Uneven distribution of pressure can be resolved with a hock brace with a paw segment 
 

BENEFITS

  • Stabilizes the joint
  • Provides support to the affected area
  • Decreases healing time and decreases cost
  • Return to improved activity level and near normal joint function
  • Allows for easier wound inspection
  • Release pressure on Contra-lateral Limb

 

HINGE ALTERNATIVE

  • If the range of motion needs to be limited based on your dogs condition, then a Range of Motion (ROM) hinge would be recommended. The cost of a Range of Motion (ROM) hinge is an additional $100.
Features

TECHNOLOGY

Waterproof

It's ok if your pup gets the brace wet.

TAMARACK-TETHER HINGE

Our flex motion hinge allows for some or full range of motion, mimicking normal ligament mobility

Durable non-slip tread

For braces that require a paw segment (boot), your pup will not be sliding around on slick surfaces.

features

 

  • Hand-sculpted using thermal & vacuum formed technology
  • Fitted to your pets very own limb
  • Cushioning non-porous medical grade foam to ease pressure on affected area
  • Adjustable durable hook and loop strap system to tighten and loosen for comfort
  • Made in the USA
  • Removable device
  • One Year Warranty

 

Casting

how to cast for a custom hock dog brace

Use & Care

CARE:

  • Wipe down surfaces with alcohol.

MATERIALS:

  • Outer Shell: polypropylene, polyethylene, co-polymer
  • Inner Liner: closed-cell polyethylene foam

 

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
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J
J.G.D.
Had to send back

The leg brace rubbed a bloody sore in 24 hours on my dog’s leg (even though a cast was made). I contacted the company and had to send it back for them to adjust it (I had to pay for the extra shipping cost) and I’m still waiting on the fix. The customer service was friendly and easy to work with.

Hi Jessica,
Thank for you for writing us a review. Appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to make adjustments to have the brace fit better. Please let customer care knows if you have any questions or concerns once you receive the modified brace.

Best,
Animal Ortho Care

E
E.G.
Comfortable, Effective Leg Brace

My 100 lb. yellow lab, Noah has shown significant improvement in healing his partially torn tendon by wearing this custom-made leg brace.

V
V.
2 braces for degenerative Achilles issues

The braces themselves are great. It’s wonderful to see my pup walk, run, jump and play again! We are having one issue with the straps are already showing sever signs of wear and tear. We have only had the braces for about 70 days. For the price of the braces I would have thought the straps would hold up better. The hard brace portion is fantastic and holding up well.

d
d.m.
A well made product

The Brace fits well and is light and strong. The only downside is the velcro straps stick to each other and are hard to handle when putting on the brace.

Overall a very good product.

Dave Moshel

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S.H.
Gunnie Custom Tarsal Brace

My kelpie ruptured his Achilles’ tendon while moving cows. We decided to go with rehab and PRP injection, laser therapy along with the custom brace instead of surgery. The customer service is great. The first brace I had ordered was sent with the wrong hinge. The fab team quickly made another brace with the correct hinge. Still struggling with fitting issues on the new brace I received. I am hoping that with time He will be able to return with work once his Achilles’ tendon heals.

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