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Performance Dog Knee Brace | CCL-ACL Stifle | Dog Rear Leg Brace


Ready to Fit Dog Knee Braces - Order Process

MEASURE

Measure your dog's leg using the measurement guide below.

Purchase

Enter your measurements and purchase your Ready to Fit - Dog Leg Brace. 

FIT

We ship your dog brace based on your measurements. You fit it to your dog's leg, and they are on the way to recovery!

How to Measure Your Dog's Leg

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Thigh Circumference

Measure the circumference of the thigh, half-way between the Groin and Knee joint line

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Tibia Length

Measure the OUTSIDE of the leg, from the head of the fibula (this is the bump just below the knee joint) to above the hock, before the curvature.

Details

Ready to Fit - CCL Dog Rear Leg Braces provide a customizable solution for  stabilization following injuries and surgery to the Knee (Stifle), and specifically, the Cranial Cruciate Ligament.

Conditions:

    • CCL Ligament Tear or Rupture (Most Common use)
    • CCL or Collateral Ligament sprains
    • Post-Surgical and/or post injury recovery
    • Wound management
    • Stifle (Knee) Arthritis
    • Ligaments, tendons, and soft tissue injuries and fractures

Benefits:

    • An orthopedic-style dog brace that offers access points after CCL surgery
    • Provides functional, active support during rehabilitation after injury or surgery
    • Provides functional support alternative to costly CCL Surgery
    • Decreases healing time and decreases cost
    • Allows the return to improved activity level and near normal joint function
    • Allows easier wound inspection
    • Relieves stresses on contra-lateral limb
Features

Features:

  • Proprietary thermoplastic material can be heated at low temperatures
  • When heated in the Caerus Slim Line Heater, or with a hairdryer, the brace conforms to the shape of your dog's leg.
    • Cushioning medical grade closed-cell foam eases pressure on affected areas
    • Hook and Loop Closure System featuring Fidlock® Fasteners.
      • Once a snug fit is determined, the Fidlock fastener eliminates the need to readjust for correct fit every time the brace is applied.
    • Made in the USA
    • Easy to apply and remove
    • Twelve Month Warranty

Technology:

    • Fidlock Fasteners are based on a one-of-a-kind, multi-award-winning technology that revolutionizes traditional fastening systems. The result is a whole new dimension in terms of functionality and safety
    • Waterproof
    • Range of Motion Hinges
      • Allow full range of motion, limited range of motion, or a locked position
Use & Care

Use and Care

Wipe down surfaces with isopropyl alcohol.

AOC Ready to Fit and Custom Braces are designed to be worn with a snug fit.  Wearing loosely will result in friction and skin irritation. The following will serve as a reference reminder when you have a general question regarding the wear and care of your pet’s braces.

Feel free to contact Animal Ortho Care with any further questions or concerns for the following braces:

AOC CUSTOM BRACES – 703-474-6204

PERFORMANCE READY TO FIT BRACES– 651-440-9321

EMAIL for BOTH BRACE TYPES –  care@aocpet.com

Break-In Period

Similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes, the Braces must be worn in short, increasing increments in order to build up a tolerance to the device. Both the length of the break-in period and the time of each increment will depend on your pet’s diagnosis and should be discussed with your Animal Ortho Care practitioner and/or veterinarian. For best results, place the brace on your pet for only a HALF Hour the first day and increase by half hour per day. If there is any irritation or skin break-down, discontinue use for ONE full day. A short period of time is required before your pet accepts the brace. In order to facilitate your pet’s acceptance of the brace, associate with positive reinforcement, such as a treat.

Skin & Brace Examination

It is of extreme importance that your pet’s skin is inspected thoroughly after every usage. This is especially important during the “break-in period.” The occurrence of skin redness the does not disappear within 20 minutes or evidence of skin breakdown is a sign of excessive pressure. Any unusual marks on the skin, blisters, or excessive wearing of the device should also be noted. If any of the previously stated conditions present, discontinue usage and contact Animal Ortho Care. Keep in mind, it is not uncommon to see minor problems within the first few weeks. These braces can easily be modified to relieve any areas of irritation. It is also important to inspect the brace regularly for any cracks or tears. Padding and Hook and Loop (“Velcro”) can be replaced by contacting Animal Ortho Care.

Proper Hygiene

It is important to keep the both the skin in contact with the brace as well as the brace itself be kept clean.  This will reduce the chance of your pet contracting contact dermatitis or other skin conditions. Your pet’s brace should be cleaned regularly using a mix of half water-half alcohol and a clean towel. Use a towel or let the brace dry at room temperature. Do not use a hairdryer to speed up the process.  Cotton socks have been provided with Custom Braces only, except for very small braces and stifle (knee) braces, to help with excessive sweating and to keep the device clean. You can wash these with soap and warm water to keep clean. Never put a wet brace or cotton stockinet on your pet. Devices can be worn in the water.  They must be thoroughly dried after use, BEFORE re-applying. 

Application

Complete Application Steps are found with Instructions accompanying each type of Brace.  As a general principle, apply the lower section of Stifle (Knee), Tarsus (Achilles) and Carpal (Wrist) Braces First.  Align the axis point of the hinge or Tamarack with the pivot point of the Knee, Achilles or Wrist Joint, respectively.  For Ready to Fit Braces with Boa Closures, use your Thumb and Index Finger only to snug fit. 

Weekly – Check and Tighten as needed all screws as they may loosen with wear

Materials

  • Outer Foam Layer – Loop-backed closed cell foam
  • Inside Thermoplastic Layer - Low temperature thermoplastic
  • Inner Foam Layer – Triple Thickness closed-cell foam
  • Range of Motion (ROM) Hinges and Uprights – Lightweight aluminum
  • Fidlock® Fasteners
  • Hook and Loop – Highest grip rating
Product Comparison

Product

Details
  • SIZES
  • ACUTE INJURIES
  • PRE-OPERATIVE
  • POST-OPERATIVE
  • CHRONIC CONDITIONS
  • TREATS KNUCKLING
  • TREATMENT AREA
  • TREATMENT TIME
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • SUPPORT LEVEL
  • AVAILABILITY
  • COLORS
  • PRICE

PERFORMANCE

Ready to Fit Brace
  • XS | SM | MD | LG
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  • rear legs
  • 6 - 18 months
  • medium - high
  • medium - high
  • in stock
  • black
  • $$

Custom

Brace
  • BUILT TO SIZE
  •  
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  • all areas
  • lifetime
  • high
  • high
  • made to order
  • color options
  • $$$

Customer Reviews

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J
J.B.
dog rear leg brace

my dog has skinny legs, I put the brace on ok but it slides down, won't stay in place.

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J.F.
Best alternative to surgery

Great product for the price engineered well however didn't work for my application. Have a 70 lb lab mix and a Medium was a very close to perfect fit. I ended up writting the company and received a full refund when the item didn't fit my needs. Great customer service !!!

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P.B.
Great Customer Service

The brace arrived and with the detailed instructions, I was able to get it on my pup. Unfortunately, it fell down in short order. Victoria and I then began a conversation on how to make it fit better. She held my hand throughout this process. I think we are up to about twenty exchanges now! Between the photos, instructions, and other suggestions the brace now stays on my dog for hours. At this point we are only up to two hours so I can' speak to how well it it treats his instability in his knee, but I feel confident it will stay on and be comfortable for him when we work up to all day.

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J.S.

Great product my dog is using well

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P.I.
The best company ever

They are so helpful & answer question fast . I am very pleased with the brace . It took awhile to get the perfect fit but they were patient with sending me the proper parts . I would recommend them to all my friends . & will definitely tell my Veterinarian about them .. They truly care about pets ! . I could not be happier with my decision to purchase a brace through Animal Ortho Care .. Patti Ioli


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