Orthotic-prosthetic clinic specialized exclusively for animals

TARSAL (ANKLE, HOCK) ORTHOSIS

TARSAL (ANKLE, HOCK) ORTHOSIS

TARSAL-PAW ORTHOSIS (ANKLE, HOCK INCLUDING FOOT, PAW)

The tarsal orthosis supports, maintains, controls, stabilizes and protects the ankle. Thus, the orthosis can provide complete immobilization of the joint, free movement or a controlled range of motion, in other words limiting flexion and/or extension. The device also realigns and maintains the ankle in a functional and adequate position, thus helping the animal to regain a more normal locomotion.
If necessary, in some cases, the tarsal orthosis can be extended to cover the phalanges-paw (foot), thus providing protection and realignment.

Recommended for the following cases:

Example of a frequently observed pathology: Ruptured Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon connects the calf to the heel in the ankle joint. The Achilles tendon rupture may be partial or complete. A partial rupture is mostly observed following chronic wear and tear. A lameness is observed with a slight plantigrade, that is, the heel is lowered to the ground when walking and depending on the type of injury, the phalanges (toes) may be curled. A complete rupture tends to be traumatic in origin. A lameness with more complete plantigrade is observed.
Certain breeds are more prone to Achilles tendon injuries, such as the Dobermann and the Labrador Retriever.
Orthosis designed and manufactured by ORTHO DESIGN in interprofessional collaboration with veterinarians
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