It is important that you know whom you are working with for your Veterinary Orthotic & Prosthetic (V-OP) needs. Does the provider have experience and knowledge in the veterinary profession ensuring the V-OP solution is both appropriate and biomechanically correct for an animal patient, not a human patient?
A V-OP provider should ensure each design is biomechanically correct to achieve the results and outcomes the referring veterinarian has prescribed. The health and well being of the animal patient depends upon this!
A V-OP provider should be able to design, manufacture and dispense a custom orthosis (brace) or prosthesis (artificial limb) for animal patients.
We want the best for your pet! OrthoPets has assembled a team of experts from the fields of veterinary orthopedic surgery, veterinary sports medicine, veterinary rehabilitation, mechanical engineering, and human orthotics & prosthetics. We operate a state of the art manufacturing center increasing accuracy and quality while decreasing fabrication time frames.
When you are researching V-OP providers or if your referring veterinarian is prescribing a brace or artificial limb, ensure you are working with the best V-OP manufacturer!
What I love about working with Martin and OrthoPets is their desire to find new treatment solutions for previously ‘unsolvable’ problems or alternative solutions that address client and patient needs. I am certain that this ‘out of the box thinking’ in combination with the companies interest in supporting research will change the way we look at orthotics and prosthetics down the road.” Dr Felix Duerr, CSU Veterinary Hospital
Senior patients who’s owners prefer not to have major surgery to stabilize a stifle after a mobility limiting an ACL injury- can now opt for a custom stifle orthotic- and get back out on their walks with more mobility, less pain, and return to their normal level of senior activity.
I have also helped many patients successfully return to full activity with carpal injuries that were otherwise recommended the Carpal Arthrodesis surgery as their sole option for care.
I am learning about creative ways to help preserve as much limb function as possible using prostheses instead of full leg amputation as the only solution to trauma to distal extremities.
I love the Toe Up Slings for my neurologically weak patients- they are convenient and easy to apply for dorsiflex assistance and have improved the walking gait and strength of many of my neurologically disabled patients.”
Overall- I have learned a lot about creative assistive and corrective devices to improve overall mobility and relieve pain for my patients! So grateful for all of the support and knowledge that I get from the OrthoPets team” Dr. Ilana Strubel MA, DVM, CVSMT, CCRT