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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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J.V.
Amazing product

My dog Gator is a 110+ pound American Bulldog and the vet claimed he had completely torn his Crucial Ligament and the only fix was surgery. We bought the brace to stabilize his knee prior to surgery. However, be fore his surgery Gator was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given a grim prognosis. The brace has helped Gator almost completely recover and is no longer limping due to his knee.

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L.W.
"Brace Yourself" or is that "Brace Your Dog!"

I am VERY happy with the custom dog brace I had made for my Finnish Spitz. I wish I had known about these braces on his first ACL tear! He has been wearing the brace since about Thanksgiving and doing very well. (The tear happened in October). Now I can leave it off of him for periods of time but I always put it on him when we go for a walk. It is great support and it fits him very well. I was a bit concerned about how it would turn out, but it is really awesome. I have been recommending this company to a lot of people that ask me about the brace when they see him out walking. Thanks Animal Ortho Care!!

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R.R.
Good product, but

The product is good, we were expecting the metal one but this one seemed to work well. However, the one we have he ended up chewing through. I would love to look into getting replaced or the metal one altogether.

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H.G.
Great support

My almost 9 year old Irish wolfhound is walking so much better and can get herself up now on her own. Hoping that over the next year her acl injury will heal on its own.

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C.S.
Cody's Knee Brace

My 12 year old Belgian Malinois has a partial tear of the cc ligament in his left rear leg. I have ACL problems myself, so I know how disruptive this kind of injury can be; it is miserable not trusting your knee stability. Cody was unsure of his knee and I didn't feel confident taking him on our daily hikes through the woods near our home. The uneven ground was too much for an unstable joint. My vet got me in contact with Animal Ortho Care. AOC has an office locally. Cody and I went there for a custom fitting. I was dazzled by the pictures of all kinds of animals in stifle braces and prosthetic limbs that covered the walls. Cody was completely comfortable with the staff and the fitting was quick and without stress for Cody. The brace was ready before the scheduled date. Another quick office visit and Cody was wearing his new stifle brace for long hikes in the woods. Cody waits patiently while I put the brace on every day. I think he knows it has given him his life back. A big thank you to everyone at Animal Ortho Care!