Custom Made Dog Knee Brace

Our custom dog knee brace offers a unique brace, designed and fitted to your dog from a custom casting kit. This offers a perfect fit unlike off the shelf brands. This custom brace can be used pre & post operatively following a ligament repair or when your dog is unable to have surgery.

CONDITIONS:

  • Post-operative management of the leg (minus TPLO)
  • Contralateral (opposite) limb management post-operatively
    • 50% of the time the opposite leg CCL tears within a year. Dog CCL braces are used to prolong this amount of time OR prevent it from happening altogether.
  • Partial tears – average amount of time needed to wear the device (depending on tear) is 6 months to fully stabilize
  • Patellar Luxation –Secondary to use for CCL injuries, BUT are an important application
    • Cannot directly control the patella, since it is such a small bone
      • An effective method to reduce Patellar Luxation (sideways movement) is to limit ROM where the Luxation occurs
      • Luxation usually occurs in deep flexion or full extension
      • Stifle braces reduce the sideways movement, helping the patella to stay in place
  • Contracture Management – using Ultraflex joints, management of flexion OR extension contractures
  • Distal femoral or proximal tibia/fibula fractures, as an alternative to splinting
  • Contracture Option:
    • Used for Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the ligaments to get to a more functional position
  • CUSTOM DOG LEG BRACES – ORDER PROCESS

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    MEASURE

    Measure your dog’s thigh length.

    PURCHASE

    Purchase your Custom Dog Knee Brace.

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    CAST

    We send you a Casting Kit for you to make a mold of your dog’s leg.

    BUILD

    You ship us the mold. We use it to build a custom knee brace for your dog.

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    FIT

    We ship you the finished custom brace. You fit it to your dog and they are on the way to recovery!

    CONDITIONS:

    • Post-operative management of the leg (minus TPLO)
    • Contralateral (opposite) limb management post-operatively
      • 50% of the time the opposite leg CCL tears within a year. Dog CCL braces are used to prolong this amount of time OR prevent it from happening altogether.
    • Partial tears – average amount of time needed to wear the device (depending on tear) is 6 months to fully stabilize
    • Patellar Luxation –Secondary to use for CCL injuries, BUT are an important application
      • Cannot directly control the patella, since it is such a small bone
        • An effective method to reduce Patellar Luxation (sideways movement) is to limit ROM where the Luxation occurs
        • Luxation usually occurs in deep flexion or full extension
        • Stifle braces reduce the sideways movement, helping the patella to stay in place
    • Contracture Management – using Ultraflex joints, management of flexion OR extension contractures
    • Distal femoral or proximal tibia/fibula fractures, as an alternative to splinting
    • Contracture Option:
      • Used for Contracture Management using an Ultraflex joint or other means to stretch the ligaments to get to a more functional position

    BENEFITS:

    • Option for non-surgical candidates due to age, cost, other contraindications
    • Stabilizes the joint
    • Provides support to the affected area
    • Decreases healing time and decreases cost
    • Return to improved activity level and near normal joint function
    • Allows for easier wound inspection
    • Releases pressure on Contra-lateral Limb

    FEATURES:

    • Hand-sculpted using thermal & vacuum formed technology
    • Fitted to your pets very own limb
    • Cushioning non-porous medical grade foam to ease pressure on affected area
    • Adjustable durable hook and loop strap system to tighten and loosen for comfort
    • Made is the USA
    • Removable
    • Six Month Warranty

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Waterproof
    • Range of Motion Hinges
    • Allows full range of motion, limited range of motion, or a locked position.
    • Flex Motion
    • Allow Motion that mimics normal ligament mobility
    • Durable Non-Slip Tread (if applicable)
    • FAQS

      How does this Custom Dog Knee Brace help my dog?

      AOC’s Custom Dog Knee brace  assists with healing from injury and also post surgery. Additionally, our custom braces help with chronic conditions like arthritis. As a pair, these braces helps with giving added support to your dog’s weight bearing leg following the injury of one leg.

      What is the difference between the Custom Dog Knee Brace and  Performance Dog Knee Brace?

      Our Custom braces are built specifically for your dog. Measurements aren’t needed for this type of brace. Instead you or your vet would take a cast of the area. The cast is then used to build a custom brace. Little or no adjustments are needed to fit our custom brace.

      The Performance brace is a standard size off-the-shelf brace that offers a customizable solution to injury stabilization following injuries and surgery to the knee (stifle) and specifically the Cranial Cruciate Ligament. It has a 6-18 month treatment time. Sizing is based from measurements of your dog, which are listed on the product page. You may need to make adjustments to the brace in order to fit it properly.

      What is included with the purchase of a Custom Dog Knee Brace?

      Our Custom Dog Knee braces come with a FREE casting kit.  Whichever shipping option you choose at checkout, will determine how the casting kit and final brace will be sent to you. We offer free ground shipping, 2-day business day, and overnight business day available for an additional charge. It is the your responsibility to mail back the cast.

      What happens if the fit is not correct?

      Not to worry, we will work with you through adjustments until the fit is correct.

      What if my dog’s knee brace needs refurbishment?

      You can order straps and pads off our website. If you need the Liner replaced, you will need to send it to us for repair at the cost of $125.00.

      Is this brace waterproof?

      All of our custom dog braces are made with a non-porous padded liner and a polypropylene plastic. Both materials can be wiped down to dry and/or cleaned. Straps and strap pads will need to be air dried.

      How often can my dog wear this brace?

      In most cases after the Break in Period of two weeks you can leave the brace on as long as needed but make sure to take off at least twice a day for skin examination. Please remove the brace before your dog goes to bed at night.

      Can they go up and down stairs?

      After a few days of use and they seem to be adjusting to the brace, you can introduce them to stairs.

      How long is the fabrication process?

      Once we receive the cast it takes 12-14 business days to fabricate. We offer Free ground shipping, but Expedited Shipping can be included for an extra charge. If you choose expedited shipping at checkout, we will ship both the Casting Kit and your dog’s Custom Brace based on that option.

      Is the casting process difficult?

      We provide casting videos on our website under the Pawcademy section. Instructions will also be included in the casting kit. If needed, we can also walk you or your Veterinarian through the casting process.