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. It is indicated for use as an alternative to CCL surgery or when the patient is not a surgical candidate. The brace may also be used as a sophisticated and accessible wound management device post-surgery.
What is the difference between the Performance Dog Knee Brace and the Custom Dog Knee Brace?
The Performance Dog Knee Brace is a standard size, off-the-shelf brace that offers a customizable solution to injury stabilization following injuries or surgery to the stifle/knee, specifically those involving the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). It has a 6 to 18-month treatment time. Sizing is based on the measurements of your dog, and sizes are listed on the product page. You may need to make adjustments to the brace to ensure a proper fit for your individual dog.
Custom Dog Knee Braces are built specifically for your dog. Measurements are not required for this type of brace. Instead, you or your vet take a cast of the area and that is used to build a custom brace.
If my dog wears a knee brace will it cause further injury?
When worn properly, no. It should actually promote faster recovery. Our Performance Dog Knee Brace is designed to stabilize and support the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), further building scar tissue that helps heal the tear.
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 capably accommodates a range of anatomical variations and makes the Performance Dog Knee Brace extremely customizable.
Should I leave the brace on my dog all day?
We do not recommend letting your dog wear the brace all day. Time out of the brace allows your dog's skin to recover from any chafing or abrasion regular use may cause. At a minimum, remove the brace during the dog's longest rest time and at night. Each dog will be different in terms of how long they need to wear the brace in a day as well as how much rest they need between uses.
What if my dog doesn’t like the brace?
Dogs will need time to get used to the brace. To prevent irritation and help "break-in" the product, start by utilizing the brace in periods of 30 minutes, with at least 30 minutes of time with the brace off between each use. You can gradually increase the time the dog wears the brace, but different dogs will acclimate to it at different rates.
I am not sure if I am measuring correctly for a Performance Dog Knee Brace. Can you help me?
Please contact us at 651-440-9321 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can walk you through the process.
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 at 651-440-9321 or email@example.com so we can discuss your options.
I am having problems getting my dog's knee brace to fit. What do I do?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please describe the issue(s) you are having and include 2-3 photos of the brace fitted to your dog to the best of your ability. This will allow us to see what you are seeing, how the brace currently fits on your dog, and how your dog's leg is built. That information gives us the best chance of helping you find the perfect fit!
Can the brace be worn in water?
Yes, the brace can be worn in water. However, we recommend you remove the brace after your dog leaves the water. Then let the brace dry fully before you reapply it to your dog.