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Over the past decade, Hero has developed brace designs for dog’s legs.  Hero knee, ankle, and wrist braces are helping veterinary surgery and rehabilitation all over the world.

The Hero brace borrows concepts from human knee braces and adapts them to a dog’s unique way of walking.  This dog knee brace, called a stifle brace in veterinary medicine, is used to support dogs that have had a CCL (ACL) tear in their knee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dogs Using A Stifle Brace:

  • Climb stairs paw over paw
  • Are able to put weight on their leg
  • Walk with less pain
  • Best of all, get back to playing!
Dog Knee Brace

Stairs are no problem for Cooper with Hero Braces

Knee braces can play an important role in treating cruciate ligament ruptures, whether surgery is an option for your pet or not.  For those who cannot have surgery, braces allow those animals to return to normal daily activities almost immediately after being fitted with a custom brace.  The brace applies the corrective forces needed to support proper joint function, allowing the natural healing processes of the animal’s body to take over.   For those who undergo surgery, bracing supports the stifle joint, minimizing strain and wear on the joint during the recovery process, and improving the surgical outcome.

What Makes A Hero Brace Ideal?

  • Under-Sleeve Suspension
    • Simple is better right?  With Hero, you do NOT need a complex harness to make sure the brace stays on your dog at the dog park
    • Acting as removable padding, the sleeve eliminates the need to send brace back to us to replace glued in padding
  • Co-Polymer Plastic Design
    • Plastic does not stretch and applies better corrective forces.  Read more about proper biomechanics.
    • Waterproof, who wants to go for a swim?
    • More durable than fabric. You only have to buy one brace for your dog, not one per month because he wore it out playing.

      How a stifle knee brace limits cranial drawer with proper plastic placement. Red arrows are cranial drawer. Green arrows are corrective forces.

      How a stifle knee brace limits cranial drawer with proper plastic placement. Red arrows are cranial drawer test forces. Green arrows are corrective forces that the Hero brace applies.

  • Life Of Dog Guarantee (Stifle Brace Only)
    • Plastic and joints will not fail your dog, our guarantee
    • Straps and neoprene can be replaced for a minimal charge
  • Custom Made To Your Dog
    • There are 14 sizes of knee braces for humans.  There are over 200 breeds of dogs.  You would need 100+ sizes to get the proper fit and correction
    • Custom made braces give the best outcomes for your animal

Who Is Using Hero?

  • Carrie Adrian DVM uses Hero bracesCarrie Adrian, PT, PhD, Director of Rehabilitation for VCA Hospitals (Read More)
  • Michelle Beck, DVM, Backlund Animal Clinic (Read More)

We work in partnership with Veterinarians and Therapists worldwide.

Our Promise:

  • Candid communication regarding the possible function of the devices
  • To listen
  • To work with the Veterinarian or Therapist to design the best device to meet your goals
  • To provide techniques to help you teach the animal to use the device
  • To provide timely fabrication and follow-up with the device
  • To provide a durable, custom device
  • To always strive to be better

To find out how to help your pet, contact us at 877-684-5659.

We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday-Friday