The elbow brace can help with the healing of the elbow joint due to injury, elbow dysplasia, or provide relief from degenerative joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis. The elbow brace allows for healing and/or support of the joint by controlling your pet’s elbow range of motion. By limiting the flexion and extension motion at the elbow, the area can then heal naturally or provide some pain relief. The custom brace’s semi-rigid design provides pressure on front of the radius/ulna and pressure along the back of the humerus. The custom brace design provides a total contact fit that reduces the tendencies for rubbing and skin irritations.
Often a custom brace, in coordination with rehabilitation, can help the natural healing process. The brace design allows for the brace to be worn while performing underwater physical therapy.
Top Dog custom braces are made from semi-rigid thermoplastic that allows your pet to get back to their active lifestyles, whether that is in a dry or wet environment. The semi-rigid material is durable and provides ample support for your pet’s rehabilitation needs. The braces come with removable interface that serves as padding and suspension aide for your pet’s comfort. The interface can be easily removed for cleaning and drying purposes.
Custom bracing is an effective alternative to surgery:
when the pet is unable to undergo surgery due to their age or other medical complications
for financial reasons
would like to try a conservative treatment before performing surgery
Custom bracing can also be used in aiding post-op healing.