A torn CCL is the most common injury in dogs. The injury requires rest, immobilization and often surgery for repair. A dog knee brace can offer therapeutic support and stabilization before and after surgery, but it’s also useful in cases when surgery is not necessary or feasible.
A dog knee brace is a good way to help treat a torn ACL or CCL, sprains or strains of the canine knee, back leg limping, arthritis, or when knee immobilization is needed. Immobilization of the knee and leg helps reduce pain and inflammation and provide support during healing. The brace also offers ideal post-operative support and stabilization.
What are the Benefits of Using a Dog Knee Brace for a Torn CCL?
Your dog can sustain a knee or CCL injury when playing in the yard or just landing incorrectly going down the stairs. This type of injury is painful and makes it difficult for your dog to move around. So, you want the best treatment plan to ensure a speedy recovery. A well-designed dog knee brace will support the injury while it heals and keep your dog comfortable and mobile. It will also help reduce the risk of further injury.
4 Benefits of Using a Dog Knee Brace for a Torn CCL
- Increase Mobility
Dog CCL braces make it possible for your dog to continue walking on the injured leg. Your dog can continue going on walks or moving around the yard or home without feeling limited.
A dog knee brace will allow your pet to remain comfortable as she begins to heal. While wearing the brace, dogs can easily sleep and perform the same functions as they did prior to the injury. This makes it easy to wear for several weeks or months. Our NeoAlly® Knee Brace can be measured to fit the size of your dog to ensure it fits properly.
- Reduce the Risk of Further Injury
Unfortunately, many dogs can continue to injury their leg if they walk on it or don’t have the proper support. A brace will stabilize the limb so the leg can heal at a faster pace.
- Dog Knee CCL Brace Instead of Surgery?
In some cases (depending on age or health conditions), you may consider using an CCL brace instead of putting your dog through surgery. Leg braces can help your dog’s mobility if surgery is not an ideal option.
What is the Difference in an ACL and CCL on a Dog?
Put simply, the thin connective tissue in the middle of the knee is called the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in humans and the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) in canines.
It’s important to consult with your veterinarian to get a proper diagnosis and make a treatment plan.