Rear leg knee braces
Rear leg ankle braces
Rear leg tarsal braces
Front leg wrist braces
Front leg elbow braces
Mobility carts and wheelchairs
Prosthetic limbs can be a good solution when body weight or activity level necessitates the need for additional support and increased function. A prosthesis allows normal weight-sharing on all legs which helps to eliminate overuse syndrome on the sound side of the shoulder, hip, or spine. To allow for adequate suspension of the device, a minimum of two to three inches of residual limb below the elbow or knee is needed. This allows a prosthesis to be made for amputations below the knee or hock in the hind limbs and below the elbow in the forelimbs.
Prosthetics are also used immediately following surgical removal of the non-functional portion of the leg in order to keep the surgical site clean, reduce edema, prevent contractures and improve mobility. These temporary or immediate post-operative prostheses can be made to be easily removed in order to check the surgical site on a routine basis.
The My Pet's Brace prosthetic design eliminates the need for a bulky harness over the back of the pet but requires a very exact or intimate fit that we can achieve only when we see the patient in our clinic in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
It is our experience that dogs generally do not do well with prosthetic limbs for amputations above the elbow or knee because there are no joints left in the leg to assist the gait or walking motion. Consequently the patient is left with an inflexible or "peg leg" device that has to be lifted and controlled by the shoulder or hip, a difficult if not impossible technique for a dog to learn.
Prosthetic devices are $1,599. Exact pricing will be determined as we learn the specifics of your pet's condition. Because prosthetic devices require such an intimate fit, patients must visit the My Pet's Brace facility in Morgantown, Pennsylvania for the evaluation, fitting and recheck appointments.