WHAT IS IT FOR?
The perfect support for radio-carpal and meta-carpal joint: BT SPLINT.
The brace is specially designed to support the radiocarpal, carpometacarpal and tarsometatarsal joints, both the front and back paws. It is ideal for cases of hyperflexion or hyperextension of the carpus and tarsus, minor ligament distortions, sprains and incomplete fracture of the bone, when conservative treatment is preferable to surgery.
When used on the front leg, we recommend also using the BT JOINT, because its use on the healthy leg will help the dog compensate better for the added load caused by the loss of use of the other leg. If the BT SPLINT is used on a hind leg, we recommend using the BT JOINT on both front legs.
Once the brace has been placed around the dog’s leg, it is not necessary that the two white-trimmed edges meet, since the closure of the brace is by means of the blue straps and stabilization is provided by the splint on the back of the brace.
Effective, practical, ergonomic: the BT instability Splint is all of this. The robust, mouldable metal splint contained within the fabric follows the shape of the rear part of the antebrachium right down until it encloses the footpad, stabilising the affected area and allowing the dog a good degree of movement. Also ideal for protecting bandages inserted inside, it makes for faster recovery times.
- The XXS and XS sizes can also be used on cats.
- Tough, mouldable metal splint.
- The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery.
- Breathable fabric.
- Excellent wearability.
- Hand washable.
- Rigid splints included into the brace.
HOW TO WEAR
The splint is pre-shaped but the angle can be modified by the vet if required.
The splint must be shaped by the vet first on the healthy leg (fore or rear) to ensure he correct angle for the affected leg.
The tough, mouldable metal splint inserted inside the fabric follows the shape of the rear of the foreleg, down to the foot pad. Protective bandaging can be effectively placed inside it.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
- During the period of restraint, it is advisable not to leave the dog alone for too long, because it might try to remove the brace, by biting or scratching it.
- The brace is designed for indoor use. To prevent damage when used outside, the dog needs to be fitted with a protective shoe or sock, which can be purchased at any pet store.
The sizes are purely indicative - those indicated may not be applicable to some breeds. If for use on the back paw, order one size down from that shown for the weight (for example: if the dog weighs 27 kg, for the front paw choose size M, for the back paw choose size S).
|XXS||Up to 2 kg|
|XS||Up to 5/7 kg|
|S||Up to 15 kg|
|M||Up to 25/30 kg|
|L||Over 30 kg|