Medial shoulder instability in the dog can be likened to "rotator cuff" injury in humans. The most commonly injured structure is the medial glenohumeral ligament. This injury presents as a mild to moderate lameness made worse after exercise. The injury can be caused by repeated stress in sporting and athletic dogs or by sprawling out with legs wide when slipping in senior dogs.
The OrthoPets Europe Hobble Vest is custom adjusted for each patient and holds the injured limb in alignment beneath the shoulder, to prevent abduction (limb moving away from midline).
N.B. It should be noted that the Hobble Vest is intended for short to medium term usage (3-4 months) to aid healing and recovery and is not designed or intended for long term use.