fabrication time takes 3-5 business days after receiving your cast
Most braces are made with a tamarack hinge, which allows for full or restricted ranges of motion, depending on your dog's specific condition and needs. Some diagnoses will require an alternative, Range of Motion (ROM) hinge. There is an additional $200 charge when fabricating a custom brace that requires a ROM hinge.
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 brace fits the contours of your dog's leg precisely.
Most dog knee braces are made without a paw segment. This is especially advised when the dog is particularly active or has a bilateral (both legs) diagnosis. 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 piece is needed, please contact your veterinarian before ordering.
A dog knee brace is commonly referred to as a stifle or ccl brace.
CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM A CUSTOM DOG KNEE BRACE
CCL tears, sprains, and strains
Partial tears, which require an average of 6 months to stabilize average amount of time needed to wear the device (depending on tear) is 6 months to fully stabilize
Conditions for which surgery is not available or recommended for your dog
Post-operative care following a ligament repair or other surgeries
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
Benefits of the Custom Dog Knee Brace
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
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
Two-month warranty for brace alterations and modifications