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Custom Dog Knee Brace | CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Brace

This product may be covered by insurance. LEARN MORE.


Custom Dog Knee Brace - Order Process

Purchase

Purchase your Custom Dog Knee Brace. 

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MEASURE

You will receive an email with a form that requires measurements of your dog's leg.  

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Cast

We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your dog's leg.

Build

You send us the measurements and the mold. We need BOTH 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!

How to Cast

EASY CASTING TIPS

NEED YOUR DOG'S BRACE SOONER?

WHAT BRACE IS BEST FOR MY DOG?

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Details

BUILDING YOUR DOG'S KNEE BRACE

after receiving both measurements and cast,

fabrication time will take 3-5 business days.

HINGE: TAMARACK

Most braces are made with a Tamarack hinge, which allows for full range of motion while preventing abnormal motion. 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.

SHELL

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.

paw segment

Dog knee braces are made without a paw segment. 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 segment is needed, please contact your veterinarian before ordering.

A dog knee brace is commonly referred to as a stifle or ccl/acl brace.

CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM A CUSTOM DOG KNEE BRACE

  • CCL tears 
    • Partial tears, which require an average of 6 months to stabilize and may take up to a year to form mature scar tissue to better stabilize the knee.
    • Full tears, which take longer on average to heal than partial tears due to the severity of the injury. These injuries may begin to stabilize within a year and may form mature scar tissue to stabilize the knee within 2 years. Please note that a full tear may not heal with conservative treatment depending on the severity of the injury.
  • Post-operative care following a ligament repair or other surgeries
  • Conditions for which surgery is not available or recommended for your dog
  • If you prefer a non-invasive option for your dog's recovery
  • As a complimentary treatment option for physical therapy methods, including hydrotherapy and acupuncture
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains

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

when a custom dog knee brace may not be suitable

Due to the standard hinge sizes and limited hinge modifications that are currently available, some breeds may have difficulties with the strength of the hinge. Breeds that are less than 15 pounds may have a difficult time bending their knee with the hinges we use, even after modification of the brace and hinge.

Due to the natural anatomy of some breeds, the Custom Dog Knee Brace may not be able to stay on your dog's leg. Breeds who do not have a prominent hock, such as some Bulldogs, may have difficulties with brace suspension, meaning the brace may slide down the dog's leg with use. The hock is a key point that is used in order to keep your dog's knee brace on their leg.

Features

FEATURES

  • 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
  • Removable
  • Two-month warranty for brace alterations and modifications
  • One-year warranty for manufacturing defects
  • Lifetime warranty on Tamarack Hinges
  • Free replacement straps during the first 90 days