Dealing With Torn ACL In Dogs

When both a dog and its owner are faced with a potentially crippling torn acl, what can be done about it? This may be a question on many a dog lover’s lips, but of course, many of you may not even know what this is. And perhaps even after the torn acl in dogs is detected, what do dog owners do about this. Here then is a brief explanation. After reading through this quickly, you can set off on your way towards purchasing a knee brace set for your dog, long before you need to face up to the vet in a last-minute endeavor to safeguard your dog’s life.

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As they say, prevention is better than cure. Not only are a pair of specialist dog knee braces entirely appropriate for the treatment of torn acl, it can also help prevent other injuries, including the tearing of the ccl, hurting the wrist or elbow and spine. A torn acl in dogs refers to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament, whilst ccl refers to the dog’s cranial cruciate ligament. The wear and tear and injury of these two critical aspects of the canine’s anatomy are the most common for dogs.

The use of dog knee braces are not only being recommended in the place of surgery when dog owners do not have the financial resources to cope with the medical bills but as long-term and more effective treatment, care and healing, as well as prevention, remedies. Alongside of dog knee braces, customized orthotic braces for dogs’ knees, ankles, elbows and spine are also being built. The orthotics option, however, is only considered when not enough residual limb is available to be fitted on the dog.

To this end then, the readymade braces can be considered to be more flexible. They are also comfortable for dogs to wear, having been prepared with special cushioning support. Specialist canine knee braces are also known as stifle braces. Knee or stifle braces are designed to control the dog’s involuntary knee movements when injured or experiencing strained discomfort. The braces control the anterior movements of dogs’ movements of the tibia on the femur.

Again, they say that prevention is better than cure. Long before your ageing dog needs to injury itself during its regular walks, you can have not two but four comfortable knee braces fitted. Yes, we almost forgot, dogs have four legs, not two.