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Dog Knee Brace to Support Pre & Post Surgery

Dog Knee Brace to Support Pre & Post Surgery

If your dog has been diagnosed with a cruciate knee injury, you may be that you choose conservative management as an alternative to surgery.

This is a good option if your dog is too old for surgery, or has any additional factors which make them a poor candidate for surgery. In this situation we would recommend a combination of treatments to help your dog recover.

A good quality joint supplement (containing glucosamine and chondroitin) works by reducing inflammation and increasing joint mobility, as well as help to slow the progression osteoarthritis which sets in from the beginning of your dog developing a cruciate ligament injury. Giving this to to your do can significantly increase their mobility and quality of life.

Hydrotherapy is an excellent, low impact exercise option that will strengthen your dog’s muscles and help to keep them fit, without putting pressure on their joints, which the equivariant exercise on land would do.

We would also suggest a dog knee brace to help stabilise and support your dog’s knee joint. A knee brace works by helping to stop excessive movement (sliding) between the femur and tibia. It can also reduce lateral movement and rotation of the knee, which can give the cruciate a chance to heal.

One of the most supportive cruciate knee braces you can buy is the BT Cruciate brace from Balto.

The BT Cruciate Knee brace for dogs is designed to support dogs with cruciate ligament injury, luxation of the patella, knee joint conditions such as arthritis or osteoarthritis and angular limb deformities.

The cruciate brace can be used both as an alternative to surgery, but also as a helpful tool during post-surgery recovery. The brace has two pockets which contain removable angled splints which restrict the movement of the knee when necessary. The cruciate brace has two pockets, which contain two angled splints that restrict the movement of the knee where necessary.

An abdominal band ensures the brace is secured at the right height on the leg. An additional Harness Link is provided and can be used in conjunction with a chest harness in order to prevent the abdominal belt from sliding. The brace can also be used without splints for conditions such as arthritis/osteoarthritis.

This is because the compression it provides increases the blood pressure in the area, thus raising the temperature and reducing the pain caused by the conditions.

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