What conditions can this Performance Dog Knee Brace be used for?
This innovative brace provides prophylactic and rehabilitative support for injuries to the stifle/knee joint and ligament, such as CCL rupture surgical repair. It is indicated for use as an alternative to costly CCL Surgery or when the patient is not a surgical candidate. The brace may also be used as a sophisticated wound management device with access points post-surgery.
What is the difference between the Ready to Fit Performance Dog Knee Brace and the Custom Dog Knee 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 on 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.
Custom braces are built specifically for an animal. 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.
If my dog wears a knee brace will it cause further injury?
Our performance dog knee brace is designed to stabilize and provide support to the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), further building scar tissue which helps heal the tear.
Why hasn't my vet heard about you?
Over the last few years, pet parents have had an increasing interest to look for options for their pet outside of the traditional surgery route. Our orthopedic and custom braces are unique to the market. In addition, our pain management products use the world's first wearable pain relief technology. Our products can be used in addition to surgery to aid in the healing process. But we also give customers another alternative when surgery isn't an option.
What is unique about the hinge/hub components?
Our patent-pending design provides Range of Motion (ROM) Control, Axial Rotation of the Extensions and Valgus/Varus deviation. This combination more closely accommodates the range of anatomical variations, making this a truly customizable, off-the-shelf brace.
Should I leave the brace on my dog all day?
We do NOT recommend your dog wear the brace 24/7. At a minimum, remove the brace during the dog’s longest rest time and at night. Each dog will be different for how much the brace will be needed.
What if my dog doesn’t like the brace?
Some dogs may need more time to get used to the brace. For initial product break-in and to prevent irritation, start treatment durations by utilizing brace for 30 minutes on followed by 30 minutes off. Gradually increase daily.
I am not sure if I am measuring correctly for a Performance Dog Knee Brace. Can you help me?
There is a video on the product page that shows how to measure. Click the link "How to Measure"
When ordering a Performance Dog Knee brace, my dog’s measurements don’t show up in the ranges it gives me. What does this mean?
Please contact us to discuss the measurements.
I am having problems getting my dog's knee brace to fit. What do I do?
Please watch our fit video under the Pawcademy section on our website. If the video does not help, we are happy to help you fit the brace on your dog. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please describe the issues you are having and also 2-3 photos of the brace on your dog to the best of your ability. This allows us to see what you are seeing, how the brace currently fits on the dog and how your dog’s leg is built.
Can the brace be worn in water?
Yes. We recommend that the brace is fully dried before you reapply the brace.