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Customized for a variety of carpal conditions, such as:
fractures or post-cast removal
soft tissue/flexion contractures
protection/support of limb with osteosarcoma
Custom Elbow/Carpal Supports are designed for the pet's specific needs. These braces can be independently lightweight and flexible or completely immobilizing at the elbow and carpus. Braces are versatile and stability can be decreased/increased depending on the pet's needs.
Fabrication style and materials are chosen based on the pet's specific needs. It includes:
Outer shell - neoprene, leather, nylon, breathable mesh
Outer straps - elastic, nylon, neoprene
Inner padding - neoprene, memory foam, waterproof padding, sheepskin
Outer stabilizing components - nylon support straps, leather, thermoplastic sheets, thermoplastic stays, nylon support straps
Elbow/carpal braces can be fabricated with varied degrees of stability. They can be made with consistent support throughout the forelimb (photo A).
Or, with varied support (photo B - brace made with greater stability at the elbow and greater mobility at the carpus). All braces are lined with soft sheepskin at the axillary area.
THINGS TO KNOW
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Lightweight, yet heavily-supportive carpal braces with either sheepskin or shearling lining and nylon support straps. Thermoplastic splinting is not usually required:
nylon support straps tend to provide enough support
splints are often too heavy and/or bulky
pets are often more comfortable without splint