A torn ACL is the most common injury in dogs. This injury requires rest, immobilization and often surgery for repair. The Cruciate Care Knee brace offers therapeutic support and stabilization before and after surgery. It is also useful in cases when surgery is not necessary or feasible. Immobilization of the knee and leg promote reduced pain, inflammation and support during healing. In 60% of cases, a dog with a torn ACL will later injure the other knee. It is our hope that by stabilizing the injured knee as well as balancing the back and hip areas of the dog, further injury can be reduced.
Our unique and original butterfly design of the back anchor support of the knee brace also lends support to the lower back and hip areas to reduce strain from limping. By stabilizing and balancing the rear end of the dog, it may help prevent injury of the other knee or joints.
We designed this brace to fit the natural angle of the knee to prevent it from hyper-flexing while still allowing limited mobility. Flexible metal stays on either side of the knee aid in keeping the knee in it’s natural position and foam padding at the knee offers a more cushioned support. The brace allows your canine friend to move easily and without strain on the joint.
The Cruciate Care Knee brace is a soft brace, highly adjustable and is appropriate for dogs of all ages.
|Indications for use:
•ACL tear (anterior or cranial cruciate ligament) of the knee
•Strain/sprain of the knee joint
•Back leg limping, instability or fatigue
•Post operative support
•Indication for knee stabilization
•Spacer mesh material – light weight, dries easily, washable, molds to fit dog’s body
•Stainless steel hardware
•Nylon side squeeze buckles
•Nylon wide-mouth slip locks
•Nylon low profile strap keepers
•Heavy and light weight nylon webbing – strength, flexibility, adjustibility
•Commercial grade nylon Velcro
•Metal stays – lateral stability
•Embroidered Ortho Dog emblem sewn on brace
•Nylon draw-string mesh bag for easy storage
•Braces sewn by local sewers