Helpful for: post-operative and treatment to long-term chronic instability of the stifle joint
Objective with stifle orthosis is to prevent external and internal rotation within the stifle joint, while providing medial and lateral support. Controlling the joint range of motion will assist in preventing ligament tears while the designed form fitting plastic moulds aid in over all leg stability and support.
In order to achieve optimal benefits from a Stifle Orthotic, three factors need to be addressed:
- Proper fit
The stifle orthotic device must fit intimately so not to allow any movement between the leg and device, to prevent shear forces occurring within the stifle joint.
Alignment of the orthotic joint and anatomical joints are to be aligned appropriate with each other to allow leg and orthotic to function comfortably and efficiently.
Consistently maintaining suspension of the orthotic is necessary to provide proper fitting and alignment of the stifle orthotic. K-9 Orthotics & Prosthetics utilizes a harness system in order to maintain consistent suspension of the orthotic device during the dynamics of the canine movements.