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Our braces support these conditions, and more:

  • CCL/ACL Tears​​

CCL injuries in dogs are one of the most commonly seen orthopedic problems.

Depending on the severity of the CCL injury, a dog’s symptoms might range from having a hint of lameness to being unable to bear weight on the injured leg. A dog with a CCL injury may also have swelling on the inside of the knee.

In addition to a complete physical exam, your veterinarian will probably take X-rays of your dog's knee to investigate the extent of damage and rule out other possible causes of lameness. X-rays will allow your veterinarian to determine the presence of fluid or arthritis in the joint, and also whether any small pieces of bone broke off with the ligament when it ruptured.

  • Postoperative CCL/ACL Repair

  • Achilles Tendon Injury

Any dog or cat can injure the Achilles' tendon by external trauma (for example, sharp edges coming into contact with the tendon.)  Atraumatic injuries can be seen in any breed of dog or cat, but Labrador retrievers and Doberman Pinschers are overrepresented.  The cause of this chronic degenerative condition may be due to repetitive injuries.

  • Stifle Hyperextension

The stifle joint (often simply stifle) is a complex joint in the hind limbs of quadruped mammals such as the sheep, horse or dog. It is the equivalent of the human knee and is often the largest synovial joint in the animal's body. The stifle joint joins three bones: the femur, patella, and tibia.​

  • Drop Paw

When the radial nerve is damaged, dogs appear lame, often dragging the front paw on the ground. Trauma above the elbow is the most common cause of radial nerve paralysis in dogs. There will be a complete loss of sensation in the upper foreleg and upper side of the paw.

  • Nerve Paralysis

​Leg paralysis in dogs occurs when one or more legs lose the ability to function. Often seen as limping or dragging of the limb in dogs, it can point to nerve or muscular damage. This can lead to destruction of the nerve sheaths, tissue decay, joint and muscle damage, or atrophy as the affected dog loses the ability to flex or move that limb.

  • Ligamentous Injuries

Cruciate ligament injuries are unfortunately common in dogs who compete in agility, obedience, field trials, and other active sports. Some veterinarians report progressive lameness in young Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, and other large-breed dogs resulting from a partial rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament.

  • Crushing Injuries

  • Fractures

  • Prostheses

We are happy to work with your veterinarian to ensure the best care for your pet.

Our Services

Embrace Orthocare fabricates custom braces for your pets.  We will custom cast, design and fabricate the perfect brace to help your pet.  Our services don't stop there.  We will make sure the brace is effective and fits comfortably.  We will make any adjustments needed to ensure the best outcome for your furry family member.

We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.

                                                                                                                Donald L. Hicks