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KNEE (STIFLE) ORTHOSIS

KNEE LIGAMENT INJURY

A dog’s knee is made up of several ligaments, including the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament is located in the knee joint connecting the femur-tibia and serves to stabilize the knee by preventing forward-backward movement of the femur in relation to the tibia (also know as anterior drawer motion) and excessive rotation of the knee.
Stretching, partial or complete tearing of this ligament is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs. This leads to instability in the knee, which unfortunately manifests itself in discomfort, pain, and arthritis.
Knee stabilization is therefore recommended to enable the animal to regain its quality of life. Stabilization is traditionally performed surgically using a variety of methods.

For several years now, custom knee braces have become an alternative to surgery when it is not desired for a variety of reasons such as:

When the cranial cruciate ligament is damaged, the custom knee brace stabilize, maintain and significantly control knee instability: internal and external rotation, medial-lateral (sideways) movement and the movement of the anterior drawer of the tibia (lower thigh) in relation to the femur (upper thigh).

KNEE (STIFLE) ORTHOSIS

Recommended in the following cases:

DESIGN

Orthosis designed and manufactured by ORTHO DESIGN in interprofessional collaboration with veterinarians

SPECIFICATION REGARDING HINGE FOR KNEE ORTHOTICS

Regarding knee braces for medium to large dogs and depending on the animal’s activity level, age, environment, etc. We usually propose a polycentric joint (two axes of rotation) made with aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, designed and manufacturing specifically and exclusively for ORTHO DESIGN according to our recommendations. This joint respects the natural movement of the knee and offers the highest stabilization compared to other joints on the market.

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FRAME (rigid part)

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Brown

FUCHSIA

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LIGHT PINK

DARK BLUE

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LIGHT BLUE

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Orthosis designed and manufactured by ORTHO DESIGN in interprofessional collaboration with veterinarians
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