WHAT IS IT FOR?
The balto brace FLEXOR has been developed to give stability to canine tarsal joints in the event of traumatic or congenital instability.
The adjustable hinges provide full r.o.m. (range of motion) control, allowing for partial or full immobilization of the joint, according to your dog’s needs. Flexor is width-adjustable and length-adjustable, thanks to the upper and lower padding which can be lengthened or shortened on the leg, ensuring an excellent fit.
POST-OPERATIVE USE OF FLEXOR TARSUS BRACE:
Thanks to FLEXOR, flexion-extension movements of the tarsal joint can be regulated or locked into full immobilization, allowing proper healing by reducing stress and excessive strain, depending on your dog’s needs after surgery.
FLEXOR is recommended for postoperative care in case of:
- Tendinopathy of the common calcaneal tendon;
- Tendinopathy of the medial and lateral collateral ligament and long plantar ligament;
- Tarsus instability;
- Subluxation or dislocation of the tarsal joint;
- Reconstruction surgery that requires progressive rehabilitation of tarsal flexion-extension;
- Achilles tendon injury and/or rupture.
CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT USAGE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY:
FLEXOR can be used as an alternative to surgery if your dog is not eligible for other options (for example due to age or previous injuries).
The brace is designed to constrain joint movement while allowing an adequate R.O.M., functioning as a rehab support. FLEXOR is also indicated for conservative treatment in case of ligament injuries, laxity, and neurological disorders, such as hyperflexion or hyperextension, and general tarsal joint instability.