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Dog Knee Brace made by Ortho. $185. That is what it cost me plus shipping...
This brace is size LARGE for a dog having an injured LEFT knee. I only put it on my dog twice for fitting... He did not wear it for any length of time...15 minutes or less. He did not like it and refused to walk with it. He just layed on the floor and gave me that..."no way" look...He is a grumpy/stubborn 13 year old and I have seen that look before so I knew it was a "no go".. lol
To make sure it will fit your dog:
Check the Girth of Your Dog's Chest
To check the girth of your dog's chest for more accurate sizing. Measure the girth just behind the dog's front legs and around the torso.
•Large -- 28" to 36"
Weight-60 to 100lbs.
The Ortho Dog Cruciate Care Knee brace is a non-rigid brace designed for dogs who suffer from a torn ACL (anterior or cranial cruciate ligament), sprains or strains of the canine knee, back leg limping or fatigue, arthritis, post-operative support and stabilization or when knee immobilization is needed.
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.
The 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. This brace was designed 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
•The Knee Brace can be worn during the day and taken off at night
•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, adjustability
•Commercial grade nylon Velcro
•Metal stays -- lateral stability
•Embroidered Ortho Dog emblem sewn on brace
•Nylon draw-string mesh bag for easy storage
The brace does not easily fit the English or American Bulldog body type or medium sized dogs with shorter legs like the Beagle
•Dog's with a deep chest and shorter legs (i.e. Boxer) may need the medium knee brace with a large harness.
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