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Custom Dog Knee Brace | CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Brace


Custom Dog Leg Braces - Order Process

Purchase

Purchase your Custom Dog Knee Brace. 

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Cast

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

Build

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

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FIT

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

Details

Custom dog knee braces can be used post operatively following a ligament repair or when your pet is not a surgical candidate.

CONDITIONS:

  • Post-operative management of the leg.
  • Contralateral (opposite) limb management post-operatively
    • 50% of the time the opposite leg CCL tears within a year. Dog CCL braces are used to prolong this amount of time OR prevent it from happening altogether.
  • Partial tears - average amount of time needed to wear the device (depending on tear) is 6 months to fully stabilize
  • Patellar Luxation –Secondary to use for CCL injuries, BUT are an important application
    • Cannot directly control the patella, since it is such a small bone
      • An effective method to reduce Patellar Luxation (sideways movement) is to limit ROM where the Luxation occurs
      • Luxation usually occurs in deep flexion or full extension
      • Stifle braces reduce the sideways movement, helping the patella to stay in place
  • Contracture Management - using Ultraflex joints, management of flexion OR extension contractures
  • Distal femoral or proximal tibia/fibula fractures, as an alternative to splinting
  • Contracture Option:
    • Used for Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the ligaments to get to a more functional position

BENEFITS:

  • Option for non-surgical candidates due to age, cost, other contraindications
  • 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
  • Releases pressure on Contra-lateral Limb
Features

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 is the USA
  • Removable
  • Six Month Warranty

TECHNOLOGY

  • Waterproof
  • Range of Motion Hinges
  • Allows full range of motion, limited range of motion, or a locked position.
  • Flex Motion
  • Allow Motion that mimics normal ligament mobility
  • Durable Non-Slip Tread (if applicable)
Customer Stories

Follow HUSKY SQUAD:

Follow the Husky Squad, as JC and Victoria use an alternative, non-invasive holistic approach to treat Tidus, after he sustains an ACL injury.

Product Comparison

Product

Details
  • SIZES
  • INJURY SEVERITY
  • ACUTE INJURIES
  • PRE-OPERATIVE
  • POST-OPERATIVE
  • LUXATING PATELLA
  • CHRONIC CONDITIONS
  • TREATS KNUCKLING
  • TREATMENT AREA
  • TREATMENT TIME
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • SUPPORT LEVEL
  • AVAILABILITY
  • COLORS
  • PRICE

Custom

Brace
  • BUILT TO SIZE
  • moderate-severe
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  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • all areas
  • lifetime
  • high
  • high
  • made to order
  • color options
  • $$$

PERFORMANCE

Ready to Fit Brace
  • MD | LG
  • mild-moderate
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • -
  •  
  • -
  • rear legs
  • 6 - 18 months
  • medium - high
  • medium - high
  • in stock
  • black
  • $$

EMbrace

Support
  • SM | MD | LG
  • mild
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • -
  •  
  • (toe-up)
  • hock, carpal, toe-up
  • Up to 6 months
  • low-med
  • low-med
  • in stock
  • black
  • $
Colors
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tornado

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red

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red

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blue snake

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solar

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soccer balls - blue/yellow

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light pink

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punk

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apps

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bugs w/yellow

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caribbean

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fly & drive - white

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yellow

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iceage - 2

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usa flag

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black

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soccer balls - germany

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sweetheart

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neptune

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bugs w/pink

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comic bam

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dip-dab

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dark sky

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ocean

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raindrops

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pink camo

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carbon braid

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heart and roses

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purple

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starlight

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leopard

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carbon plus

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dino-white

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blue

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military

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light purple butterfly

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spring butterfly

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soccer balls - red/white/blue

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tattoo

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flower power

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manhattan

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zebra

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crunch

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dino-blue

Casting

How to cast for a custom stifle dog brace

Use & Care

CARE:

Wipe down surfaces with alcohol.

MATERIALS:

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

 

FAQs

FAQs

How does this Custom Dog Knee Brace help my dog?

AOC's Custom Dog Knee brace  assists with healing from injury and also post surgery. Additionally, our custom braces help with chronic conditions like arthritis. As a pair, these braces helps with giving added support to your dog's weight bearing leg following the injury of one leg.

What is the difference between the Custom Dog Knee Brace and  Performance Dog Knee Brace?

Our Custom braces are built specifically for your dog. Measurements aren’t needed for this type of brace. Instead you or your vet would take a cast of the area. The cast is then used to build a custom brace. Little or no adjustments are needed to fit our custom brace.

The Performance brace is a standard size off-the-shelf brace that offers a customizable solution to injury stabilization following injuries and surgery to the knee (stifle) and specifically the Cranial Cruciate Ligament. It has a 6-18 month treatment time. Sizing is based from measurements of your dog, which are listed on the product page. You may need to make adjustments to the brace in order to fit it properly.  

What is included with the purchase of a Custom Dog Knee Brace?

Our Custom Dog Knee braces come with a FREE casting kit.  Whichever shipping option you choose at checkout, will determine how the casting kit and final brace will be sent to you. We offer free ground shipping, 2-day business day, and overnight business day available for an additional charge. It is the your responsibility to mail back the cast.

What happens if the fit is not correct?

Not to worry, we will work with you through adjustments until the fit is correct.

What if my dog's knee brace needs refurbishment?

You can order straps and pads off our website. If you need the Liner replaced, you will need to send it to us for repair at the cost of $125.00.

Is this brace waterproof?

All of our custom dog braces are made with a non-porous padded liner and a polypropylene plastic. Both materials can be wiped down to dry and/or cleaned. Straps and strap pads will need to be air dried.

How often can my dog wear this brace?

In most cases after the Break in Period of two weeks you can leave the brace on as long as needed but make sure to take off at least twice a day for skin examination. Please remove the brace before your dog goes to bed at night.

Can they go up and down stairs?

After a few days of use and they seem to be adjusting to the brace, you can introduce them to stairs.

How long is the fabrication process?

Once we receive the cast it takes 10-12 business days to fabricate. We offer Free ground shipping, but Expedited Shipping can be included for an extra charge. If you choose expedited shipping at checkout, we will ship both the Casting Kit and your dog's Custom Brace based on that option.

Is the casting process difficult?

We provide casting videos on our website under the Pawcademy section. Instructions will also be included in the casting kit. If needed, we can also walk you or your Veterinarian through the casting process.

Is the fitting process difficult?

Our Custom Dog Braces are designed for easy on and off application with Velcro straps. If you have any fitting concerns please send pictures with the custom brace on your dog to care@aocpet.com

Customer Reviews

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P.W.
Merci loves it

My Chocolate lab does so well with her brace, she has started wearing all day. When she doesn't wear it she becomes a three legged dog. Love the product and the people who were involved in making it for her.
People at the Dog park are always asking me about it, and I tell them it's from Animal Ortho Care.

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M.D.
Custom knee brace

Our dog went from using 3 legs to walking like a young pup after getting his knee brace.

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K.O.
Amazing!

We are two months in, and this thing is a lifesaver. We were told our pup had a ccl year, and we had two options: surgery or conservative management. We did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that the surgery recovery would fail due to our energetic Aussie-GSD mix. We opted for conservative management and found some information about this brace (thank you, Husky Squad). Now we can let her joint heal and still allow her to get outside and hike!
The casting is not too challenging, and the brace fits great. Just make sure you tighten the screws every time before going out.

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B.C.

Custom Dog Knee Brace | CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Brace

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S.C.
Great brace, great office staff

Our 12 year old pit Silly had already had a tplo on her left knee and two years later she destroyed her right knee chasing a squirrel. She was not a good candidate for another tplo so our family searched for options. Our vet didn't seem convinced a brace would help but we weren't willing to have our pit limp around in pain for the rest of her life. I reached out to AOC online and they were very patient with my many questions and helped me decide which brace would be best and didn't attempt to up sell the most expensive option. Being close to their office where the braces are made they scheduled an appt to fit our pit in the office. The office staff Laura and the brace specialist were awesome. They were very patient with my elderly pit and didn't try and rush the fitting. They were very loving and understanding. After the brace was ready Dr. Campana was awesome and agreed to help custom fit the brace. He also was very loving and patient with my pit. Following the wear in guidelines was very beneficial, now my pit runs around the house as if the brace isn't even on. The brace is very good quality and fits her very well. I would not hesitate for a second to take another animal back for a brace.