When your pet is limping due to discomfort caused by an injury or instability, we understand the impact this has not only to the quality of life of your pet, but also to your family. Our sole focus is on the design and support of our custom animal orthotics and prosthetics to restore your pet’s mobility
- Hyper-extension instability
- Flexor carpi ulnaris
- Medial and lateral collateral
- Osteosarcoma palliative care
- Post-Op pancarpal arthrodesis
- Post-Op partial carpal arthrodesis
- Failed arthrodesis
- Digital flexor(s)
- Neurological positioning control
- Brachial plexus
- Radial nerve
- Digit amputation or malformation
- Chondrodysplastic triplanar instability
Injury to the carpus (wrist) can be complex because the joint itself is complex. The carpus is composed of 3 joints, 7 carpal bones, 2 antebrachial bones (radius and ulna), and 4 or 5 metacarpal bones. There are multiple ligaments holding this structure together. Injuries can occur at any of the 3 joints (antebrachiocarpal, middle carpal, or carpometacarpal); additionally any of these bones can be displaced (luxated) or fractured.
Clinical signs of carpal injury include lameness, swelling, and mal-alignment. Mal-alignment can include inability to extend the joint, hyperflexion, hyperextension and/or increased angling of the paw toward the midline (varus) or away from the midline (valgus). Minor injuries will resolve with rest and a temporary splint. More severe injuries require surgery or an orthosis. Common surgical approaches include repair of large ligament injuries when possible, screw fixation of fractures of the large carpal bones, partial or complete fusing of the carpus so that it no longer bends (articulates). Orthosis options include devices with and without paw segments and devices that bend and those that don’t. The design of the device depends on the type and severity of injury. An orthosis is considered an excellent option when surgery is not appropriate, not necessary, or not possible.
The canine wrist (carpus) is a complex joint susceptible to injury and instability. Carpal hyperextension, carpus valgus, carpus varus, post-op arthrodesis, and neurological presentations are common orthopedic injuries that can affect your pet’s wrist joint and cause pain and lameness. The OrthoPets Carpus Brace stabilizes your dog’s wrist joint by creating a 3-Point Corrective System. This advanced biomechanical support system stabilizes your dogs carpus joint by applying a corrective force location supporting the carpus joint and two counter force locations that complete the dynamic mechanical environment acting within the OrthoPets Carpus Brace system.
Dog Wrist (Carpus) Brace State-of-the-Art Fabrication
Your dog’s wrist brace is manufactured in our state of the art manufacturing center through a digitalizing process of the fiberglass impression. The impression is turned into a 3D model that is digitally sculpted to create your dogs carpus brace shape. The carved model is vacuum formed with advanced plastics to create the custom made brace. Once the soft medical grade foam liner, adjustable and replaceable straps and pads are added, the device is ready for delivery. The standard fabrication time to build an orthosis is 5-7 business days.