Trying To Help Your Pet? — Dog Leg Braces
Over the past 10+ years, Hero has developed innovative braces for dog’s legs. Our knee, ankle, and wrist braces are helping redefine Veterinary surgery and rehab. It is well know the knee is the most injured orthopedic problem in dogs. The Hero brace borrows knee brace concepts in humans, yet accounts for the dog’s knee’s unique mechanics. This brace, called a stifle brace in Veterinary, 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!
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
- 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.
- 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, 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.
- 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