Who would have thought that science would one day benefit man’s best friend? Well, that day has been with man and his dog for some years already, except to say that for most of those years, the technologies made available to him and his pet were largely inaccessible and, quite frankly, far too expensive.
But as with all things tech these days, medical science has advanced as well. Veterinary science is no different. Specialist veterinary surgeons, who treat injuries or ligament tears, as well as arthritic diseases specific to the canine species, are now able to relate a lot closely to their patients. There is also no longer a need to go under the knife.
And the alternative to full-fledged and quite intricate knee surgery for a domestic canine is the far more affordable, flexible and yet, pleasant to wear dog knee support brace. Now, apart from the obvious advantage of accessibility and affordability, the scientifically designed and prepared dog knee support brace does have other important features well worth noting.
There are quite a few, so we will only mention half a dozen or so here for the time being. Improved support and comfort, stability, control, accommodation in terms of size and species and biomechanical applications that pose no discomfort to the dog are some of the main features. These have all been made possible through research and testing that is specific to the medical discipline, in this case, the realm of veterinary science applied to the canine species.
The modern dog knee brace is made possible through the innovative design of a cruciate brace that provides increased support and comfort to the canine. The innovative design procedures are accompanied by the application of advanced biomechanics. The procedures utilized are termed ‘force coupling’.
What this does is stabilize the dog’s ACL injury, when it occurs. The result of the scientific design is the creation of a tibial control strap, which is adjustable, and a polycentric mechanical hinge set. The tibial control strap deliberately restricts cranial tibial thrust in order to allow for the dog’s injury to heal unhindered.
The mechanical hinges pleasantly replicate the dog’s complex knee motions. Such features have been made possible through thorough research and testing through the ACORN and CSU Stifle studies. By mentioning just a handful of features in regard to today’s dog knee support braces is very good news for today’s concerned consumers. These are the consumers who previously may have never been able to afford specialist veterinary services.
Under such stifling conditions they would have been forced to do what has tragically come to be referred to as ‘putting the dog down’. This is no longer necessary. Pain is spared and unaffordable surgery, not always guaranteed to work, is no longer necessary. While dog braces are not as cheap as you would imagine, they do offer concerned dog owners and their pets long term peace of mind and savings.