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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 (minus TPLO)
  • 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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  •  
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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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V.H.
CCL/ACL Stifle Rear Leg Dog Brace

The brace has really helped our 15 year old cocker spaniel! She is walking so much better. We thought she would always be crippled from this injury, but instead has greatly improved after wearing the brace, even with us removing it at night. We so appreciate your help!

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D.E.C.
I Have a Very Happy Dog!

One of my feral-born dogs, Yogi, repeated tore his right ACL/CCL and, then, he tore his left ACL/CCL really bad. Because of these tears and the conformation of his hind legs, the vet said he would continue to experience repeated tears. I spent hundreds of dollars this past summer buying every over-the-counter gadget I could find - human, dog, and hand-made. Nothing would stay on.
I'm so glad I found the AOC website! It’s the only company that doesn't require a veterinarian or video call to do the molds. (My mobile dog vet was very familiar with these tears and we're doing everything including an anti-inflammatory drug, pain medications, and stem cell therapy. She recommended over-the-counter products - none of which worked - but she didn't know anything about custom braces.) (I've given her your information and picture of Yogi in his braces in case she has other clients like us.)
Yogi is running and playing, again and, after a long, miserable summer, he’s happier than ever!

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L.P.
Saint Bernard ACL Brace

We are extremely happy with the ACL custom brace for our 9 year old, 130lb, Saint Bernard, Brandy. She wears it about 3-6 hours a day and she barely limps after only 6 weeks. Usually only time we see her limping now is first thing in the morning or when it rains or snows. In addition to the brace, we also invested in a ramp, for getting out of the truck backseat (we think it was how it happened) and we give her a manganese tablet once a day with a meal. Your custom brace is the best! We bought 2 different braces from Amazon, and they didn't fit at all. Yes, it's a little more expensive, but get what you pay for, as we learned with other braces. We kept her confined to a small yard till we received the brace to keep her from injuring her ACL worse. Our Vet had given her a prescription for an anti-inflammatory and although she didn't limp when taking it, it also made her think she could use the leg and could have made it worse. You sent us all we needed to make cast (watching videos really helped as well) and her pink camo brace fit perfectly when we got it back. I totally recommend AOC! We're extremely happy Brandy will not need surgery! And Brandy's happy that she gets to roam all of our 3 acres again!

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J.Z.
ACL Knee Brace

By the time I received the brace my dog was using the leg about 90%. The brace hasn't really made a difference.

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N.M.
Awesome

The custom brace has allowed my dog to continue with his daily activity with the assured support to avoid further injury and support healing