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The Ortho Dog Cruciate Dog Care Knee brace is a non-rigid brace designed for dogs who suffer from a torn ACL (anterior or cranial cruciate ligament, CCL), 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 acts as a CCL brace or ACL brace for dogs and 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.
Our unique and original butterfly design of the back anchor support of the dog 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.
For a good fit, take careful measurements. We recommend taking your dog on a short, leashed walk once the brace is applied. Positive reinforcement (treats, encouragement, and praise) are essential in helping your dog adapt to wearing a brace. We gladly allow exchanges to ensure the proper fit, and welcome any questions to support you and your pup with your Ortho Dog brace!