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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 – aoc@caeruscorp.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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  •  
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  • all areas
  • lifetime
  • high
  • high
  • made to order
  • color options
  • $$$

Customer Reviews

Based on 76 reviews
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P.P.
Great alternative to surgery

Our 11 year old Labradoodle snapped his tendon and could not walk on the leg. Spoke with our vet about the different options and none were affordable. Found this brace online and ordered it. The staff were amazing to deal with over the phone. The brace came to us promptly and well packaged. The brace was easy to fit although instructions were not great. I called the company once more and made sure the brace was fitted properly. Our dog wore the brace anytime we would go outside or he was in a mood to play. Forward two months ahead and now he can put a little weight on his leg, plays with other dogs when he wears his brace. What an amazing purchase. I would recommend it to anyone who has an older dog and can't spend money or an expensive operation or custom fitting brace. Our dog's leg has built up lots of scar tissue and he will continue to get stronger as time goes on. Thanks AOC for designing a great product!

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B.S.
Helped a little while

Our dog had a slight tear to his ACL. We bought the custom fit cast due to his short legs. Our vet did the mold of his leg and we sent it off. Once we recieved it we read the directions and put it on a little at a time. We then went a week straight and noticed his limping. When we took it off it were into his skin. The bottom of the cast was rubbing and tearing into his skin. We took it back off and have been nursing it back. We went back to the vet to get antibiotics to help heal it. Next time we might try to wrap his leg then put the cast on over it.

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S.B.
Great Help

We’ve been using the customized left stifle knee brace for about one month. Bella took to it quickly as we followed the break in period. She has so much much better balance and her leg has greatly improved.

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T.M.
Great product for the value

Would definitely use again if needed. Great product

S
S.B.
Outstanding Customer Service

I chose this company to purchase a brace from solely on the reviews about great customer service and it was 100% spot on.
We went through 2 performance braces the first one was a manufacturer issue and the material did not stand up, the second brace was much better quality, but would not stay up on my dogs leg no matter how tight. I emailed customer service and got a response within the next day. I did not expect the customer service rep to be so personable. Victoria was amazing and offered to do a custom fit brace at a discount since the two other braces did not work. We got the custom brace and it is PERFECT. Helps my dog so much and he looks so cute. I 100% recommend


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