Orthotics
Support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs

An orthosis is a technical aid, among others, intended to stabilize, support, maintain and control limb or joint.

 

For a better quality of life for your

pet, the ortheses:                                                                       KNEE ORTHOSIS

  • Increase autonomy and comfort of the animal.

  • Support, maintain, control and stabilize a joint.

  • Prevent further injury to the limb already affected.

  • Protect weak muscles from excessive stretching.

  • Allow the regain of a more normal locomotion.

  • Can reduce pain and inflammation.

  • Prevent some unwanted or abnormal movements.

  • May prevent ligament injuries.

  • Allow an alternative to surgery when it is not advisable (age, anesthetic risk  too high, etc).

  • Avoid recurrence or further injury after surgery and/or when the animal is too active.

  • Reduce the development of osteoarthritis (wear) in the joint.

  • Can prevent amputation or euthanasia when surgery results are  disappointing.

  • Can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory drugs and consequently their side-effects.

  • Allow less usage of other healthy limbs.

 

 

An alternative or complementary approach, the orthotic devices can be used in the following cases:

 

  • Following a dislocation

  • Following a partial or total ligament rupture

  • Following a surgery (for example, protecting an operated knee)

  • Amputation

  • Neurological diseases

  • Muscular diseases

  • Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Paralysis

  • Musculoskeletal diseases

  • Dysplasia

  • Contractures

  • Fractures

  • Joint instability and/or laxity (knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, etc)

  • Joint, muscular pain, etc

  • Degenerative diseases

  • Bone and/or joint deformations

  • Obesity (causing stress on the joints)

  • Inflammations

  • Herniated disk