An OrthoPets Prosthesis can be a great solution providing mobility and restoration of your pet’s comfort and biomechanics. The old saying that a 3-legged dog does fine has been disproven through advanced research at Colorado State University among other research facilities. 4-legged animals do better and suffer less compensatory problems than their 3-legged friends.
There are many reasons why a pet presents with a missing a leg(s), including trauma, congenital deformity, or related orthopaedic and oncological issues. Regardless of the reason, OrthoPets fabricates a custom state-of-the-art prosthesis for each animal’s specific needs.
OrthoPets will evaluate the animal’s residual limb, patient goals, and medical history, to determine if the patient is an appropriate candidate for our innovative prosthetic solutions. Considerations for candidacy include amount of remaining limb, condition of remaining anatomical joints, condition of the skin along the end of the remaining limb, and evaluation of the radiographs (x-rays) of the limb.
Through the appropriate application and use of OrthoPets Prosthetics, coupled with rehabilitation therapy, your pet can regain lost quality of life, mobility, comfort, and function.
N.B. In an ideal situation, discussion prior to amputation is desired, but it is accepted that this is not always feasible. If you would like to discuss a prosthetic solution, please do not hesitate to contact us.
N.B. The images shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual device designs may vary.