Can an rear amputee dog wear this brace?
No. The Balto Jump doesn’t work because it will lock the knee and the dog will not be able to stand up anymore.
Our 12year dog has an ACL injury but we don't want the ACL surgery as she is too old. I would like to give her injury as much support as possible as an alternative. What would you suggest?
We would recommend you take a look at the Balto Jump Cruciate Knee Brace, this is our most popular cruciate knee brace used by vets across Europe and has been around for many decades with very good results as an alternative to surgery which can often be expensive or not an option if you have an older dog.
This Balto Jump has splints inside the knee brace which keeps your dog's leg straight and supported, this gives your dog the maximum level support to the ACL tear or injury.
If your dog needs both knees supported, take a look at the Double Balto Jump Plus, the main strap here goes over and across your dog's rump to keep the braces in place.
Our main piece of advice is to make sure you purchase a knee brace with enough support, don't opt for a weaker / thinner knee if your dog requires strong support.
Can my dog get up and down from his bed while wearing this Balto Jump brace?
Yes, your dog can do any activity wearing this knee brace as normal. You might want to take the brace off when they are resting in their bed and over night to give them a break.
This knee brace can be used as an alternative to surgery, as well as for post-surgery rehabilitation. This brace can be left on all day but should be removed while your dog is resting and sleeping. Each brace contains two removable angled splints that further restrict the movement of the knee, so you can choose the level of support your dog needs.
Cruciate ligament tears
Luxation of the patella
Knee joint conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis
Varus and valgus
Alternative to surgery in combination with physiotherapy
Post-surgery rehabilitation (recommended to be used for 2 months with splints after surgery, can be applied 2 days after cage rest recovery)
The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery
Two angled lateral splints in aluminium inserted into special pockets restrict movement
Stability to aid recovery
The brace can also be used without splints for conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis. This is because the compression it provides increases the blood pressure in the area, raising the temperature and reducing the pain caused by the conditions
The brace has two pockets, which contain two angled splints that restrict the movement of the knee when necessary
Recommendations for use:
During the period of restraint, it is advisable not to leave the dog alone for too long, because it might try to remove the brace by biting or scratching it
Be careful of the band when applying the brace to a male dog. When wrapping the band around the pelvis, pass the band in front of foreskin in order to avoid compressing the urethra.