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Audrey and Her Bilateral Below Tarsus (Dog Ankle) Prosthetic Devices

Audrey and Her Bilateral Below Tarsus (Dog Ankle) Prosthetic Devices

Audrey is a 2-year old female spayed Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was rescued after being found in an abandoned house with both pelvic limbs severed distal to the tarsi (dog ankles). She has a history of incontinence, suspecting a neurological injury as well. She presented to Animal Medical Center after several revisional surgeries due to skin...

Ripley and His OrthoPets Tarsus Device (Dog Ankle Brace)

Ripley and His OrthoPets Tarsus Device (Dog Ankle Brace)

Ripley, a 9y Labrador Retriever, first tore his left Achilles in 2018, and healed well with rest and PRP injections. Unfortunately, Ripley tore his Achilles again and presented to Dr. McNamara at Maine Veterinary Medical Center in August 2021 for a consult. Dr. McNamara prescribed a custom articulating tarsal orthosis (dog ankle brace) with a...

The Doctor and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

The Doctor and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

The Doctor is a 12 year old female spayed pit bull who works with our wonderful San Francisco area partner clinic, A Well Adjusted Pet. She suffered an acute-on-chronic injury to her left cranial cruciate ligament around April of 2021, and her owners chose a custom stifle orthosis along with conservative management, rather than putting her...

Djembe and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Djembe and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Djembe is a 11-year-old, FS, Malamute from Alaska. She was diagnosed with a CCL (ACL) tear and started rehabilitation in November 2020. Djembe is a very active dog who loves to go on long walks with her owners. OrthoPets fabricated a standard stifle device (dog knee brace) with a tarsal cuff (ankle cuff) for added suspension. The standard stifle...

Arthur and His OrthoPets Bilateral Rear Limb House Slippers

Arthur and His OrthoPets Bilateral Rear Limb House Slippers

Arthur with Short Noses Only Rescue Team (SNORT) is an 8 month French Bulldog who presented to Dr. McNamara at MVMC with bilateral tarsal (ankle) contracture. Due to Arthur’s age, and the presence of calcaneal sores from bearing weight on the plantar surface of the tarsus, OrthoPets recommended fabrication of bilateral House Slippers. The goal...

OrthoPets and Dassiet Collaboration

OrthoPets and Dassiet Collaboration

Dassiet and OrthoPets collaborate to provide safer and easier orthopedic care for pets. The teams combine Dassiet’s clinically proven medical and material innovations with OrthoPets strong experience in custom pet orthoses to provide human level care for animals. The material innovation company Dassiet, and the leading, US based pet orthosis...

Fredo and His OrthoPets Carpus Device (Dog Wrist Brace)

Fredo and His OrthoPets Carpus Device (Dog Wrist Brace)

Fredo is a 7 year old neutered male cockapoo who presented with a brachial plexus complex injury following a jump out of the car that landed badly. OrthoPets has several different options for patients with this diagnosis and presentation depending on the level of function and therapeutic goals of the veterinary team.  The best guide for if a...