Balto® Jump Plus – Double Cruciate Knee Brace for Dogs

Does your dog need a double cruciate brace.

If your dog goes lame in one of his hind legs, he may have torn or ruptured his cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL – similar to the ACL in humans. This ligament connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the front of the tibia (the bone below the knee). The CCL is responsible for keeping the tibia in place beneath the femur and stabilising the knee joint. When dogs, especially larger breeds rupture or tear the CCL, if is not uncommon for the other knee to suffer a similar injury or partial tear, as its compensating for the lame adjacent knee. Your dog can wear a double knee brace to offer support to the bad knee, while supporting the good knee and preventing further injury. The balto double knee brace (Balto Jump Plus) has removable splints, so you can use the brace with higher level or lower level of support on each knee.

The Double Cruciate Knee (BT Jump) brace for dogs is designed to support dogs with a double cruciate ligament injury, luxation of the patella, knee joint conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis and angular limb deformities.The double cruciate brace can be used both as an alternative to surgery, and in post-surgery. Each brace has two pockets which contain removable angled splints that restrict the movement of the knee when necessary.

This double knee brace for dogs 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.
This cruciate kit contains 2 knee braces and a connector strap to attach the braces to a front harness so that it is secure on the dog.
Uses:
  • 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)
Features:
  • The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery
  • Breathable fabric
  • Excellent wearability
  • Hand washable
  • Adjustable straps
  • 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

SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS

Important

Before proceeding with your purchase, please make sure you have taken the correct measurements on your dog as shown below.
If you have any doubt, please contact us by email and give measurements (A, H), weight and breed of your pet.

Then we will advice the best size of dog knee brace for your pet

Measurement A:

Do not measure on the knee.
Do not measure in the groin area
Measure the circumference of the leg just at mid distance between the 2 (knee and groin)
The leg must be in full extension, like when the dog is standing. If the dog is painful and do not put the leg on the ground then measure on the controlateral leg (the healthy one)

 

Measurement H:

Like measuring a child against a wall.
Place your dog along a wall, use a book or something to slide against the rump (it is the back of your dog above the hind legs) and leave a slight mark on the wall.
Then measure the distance on the wall

BE AWARE:
Dogs with a sore leg for several days or weeks tend to develop a sore back and will round it to reduce the pain.
A round back will show a higher H value that the dog’s normal height.
A good massage on the back to relax it is also a great idea and they usually love it. If the back is still rounded then please measure H near the base of the tail or send us a picture of your dog with the tape next to him/her.

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Size Circumference A Height H Weight
XXS 10-16cm / 3.9-6.3in  20-26cm / 7.9-10.2in 3-6kg / 6.6-13.2lb
XS 16-19cm / 6.3-7.5in 26-38cm / 10.2-15in 5-10kg / 11-22lb
S 21-26cm / 8.2-10.2in 38-48cm / 15-18.9in 10-20kg / 22-44lb
M 26-31cm / 10.2-12.2in 48-60cm / 18.9-23.6in 15-30kg / 33-66lb
L 29-38cm / 11.4-15in 60-70cm / 23.6-27.5in 28-45kg / 61.7-99.2lb
XL 36-45cm / 14.2-17.7in 68-78 cm / 26.7-30.7in 45-62kg / 99.2-137lb

 

EXAMPLE OF BREEDS

IMPORTANT
Please do not select the size of the brace based on the examples below.
You Need To Measure Your Dog.
  • XXS (CATS and TINY DOG): Pomeranians, Chihuahuas
  • XS (SMALL DOGS): Jack Russell, Shih Tzu
  • S (MIDSIZE DOGS): Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, French Bulldog
  • M (MEDIUM DOGS): Border Collie, Bulldog, Kelpie
  • L (LARGE DOGS): German Shepherd, Labrador/Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Doberman
  • XL (GIANT DOGS): Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Large Rottweiler and Doberman…

 

How to use:
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.

 

At Zoomadog UK we sell a full range of dog mobility aids, including protective dog boots, dog paw knuckling aids, dog walking and lifting harnesses, leg supports, dog leg splints and even wheelchairs for dogs. Please contact our friendly team on 01624 829575 for advice on choosing the correct product for your dog.

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