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Sadie and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Sadie and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Sadie is a 10-year-old, 67lb, spayed female mixed breed canine. She was diagnosed with external rotation of the stifle (dog knee) post a TPLO surgery with complications. Sadie underwent a TPLO on her right hind limb on 10/21/2020. Following this surgery, she developed a surgical site infection and eventually a lateral patella luxation secondary...

Brycen and His OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Brycen and His OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Brycen is a 4-year-old, 160lb, neutered male Great Dane from Washington state. He was diagnosed with a partial cranial cruciate ligament (CCL/ACL) tear in his right pelvic limb in late September 2020. History for Brycen includes acute onset right hind limb lameness in early August 2020. X-rays on 8/19/2020 indicated right stifle (dog knee)...

Cowboy and His OrthoPets Tarsus Device (Dog Ankle Brace)

Cowboy is an Australian Cattle Dog, who presented to Dr. Gilmore at Karnes City Veterinary Hospital in Texas early last year with a left tarsal (ankle) luxation. Cowboy suffered from acute worsening of an intermittent lameness in his left pelvic limb, and radiographs revealed a tarsal luxation with osteoarthritis (OA). Cowboy’s owner did not wish...

Dondi and His OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Dondi and His OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Dondi is a 9-year-old, 129lb, neutered male Cane Corso from California. He was diagnosed with CCL (ACL) disease with a history of suspected bilateral (two limbs) CCL tears. He has done very well with rehabilitation and weight management. As Dondi has gotten older and subtly weaker, he has started medial rotation of the stifle (dog knee),...

Lucy and Her OrthoPets Tarsus Device (Dog Ankle Brace)

Lucy and Her OrthoPets Tarsus Device (Dog Ankle Brace)

Lucy and her best friend Murphy Lucy is an approximately 10-year-old, spayed female Beagle, who presented to Dr. Michelotti at Centre Animal Hospital with a gastrocnemius rupture at the musculotendinous junction. Dr Michelotti prescribed a custom OrthoPets tarsal orthotic (dog ankle brace) for long term palliative support to Lucy’s injury, and...

Melba and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Melba and Her OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Melba is a fourteen year-old, spayed female, Australian Shepherd. She was diagnosed with a torn right, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL/ACL) in October 2019. Melba has a very unique gait pattern where she walks with her right leg under her midline. She has a history of a TPLO (knee surgery) done on her left CCL (ACL). Due to her age, her owners...