Custom Cat Leg Brace - Stifle | Carpal | Tarsal
This purchase includes a casting kit.
Custom Cat Braces - Order Process
We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your cat's leg.
We ship you the finished custom brace. You fit it to your cat and they are on the way to recovery!
Use & Care
- Post-operative management of the leg (minus TPLO)
- Contralateral (opposite) limb management post-operatively
- 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
- Used for Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the ligaments to get to a more functional position
- Primarily used post-operatively from Achilles Tendon repair instead of using an external fixation device which requires drilling into perfectly good bone
- Two versions: with and without Paw Support Segment
With Paw Segment – Recommended to be added, can always be removed but CANNOT be added later
- Excellent at evenly distributing pressure
- Gives more control over the leg with the issue when cat is knuckling
- Knuckling is common because the superficial digital flexor tendon frequently overrides the injured Achilles tendon
Without Paw Segment - This is advantageous as most cats like to feel their paw hit the ground.
- Indicated when cat is not knuckling, has a bilateral diagnosis or is very active
- Used for Carpal Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the Carpal Flexor Ligaments to get to a more functional position.
- The most common diagnosis when using this brace is Carpal Hyperextension
- Also used for Angular Deformities of the front leg
- Carpal Varus – Joint bowed outward
- Carpal Valgus – Joint bowed inward
- Also provides support with Radial Nerve Paralysis or Brachial Plexus Avulsions (Tears) Diagnoses
- Braces also used for Carpal Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the Carpal Flexor Ligaments to get to a more functional position
- Depending on Diagnosis, braces are made with or without the paw segment, determined case by case
- Used for Carpal Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the Carpal Flexor Ligaments to get to a more functional position
Custom cat braces can be used post-operatively or when your pet is not a surgical candidates.
- 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
Use & Care
Wipe down surfaces with alcohol.
- Outer Shell: polypropylene, polyethylene, co-polymer
- Inner Liner: closed-cell polyethylene foam
- Hand-sculpted using thermal & vacuum formed technology
- Fitted to your pet's 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
- Six Month Warranty
- Durable Non-Slip Tread (if applicable)
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