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BT SPLINT

Instability brace


from 66,90

The brace is specially designed to support the radiocarpal, carpometacarpal and tarsometatarsal joints.

  • Prices are vat included
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  • Description
  • Sizes
  • Instructions for use

Description

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.

ADVANTAGES

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.

FEATURES
  • 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.
Sizes
Sizes Weights Lengths A-B Breeds*
XXS Up to 2kg 9,5cm Chihuahua, Pomeranian
XS Up to 5-7kg 13cm Jack Russel , Shih Tzu
S Up to 15kg 16cm Cocker Spaniel, Poodle
M Up to 25/30kg 22cm Border Collie, Setter
L Over 30kg 30cm German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler

* The weight measurements are purely indicative, some breeds may not coincide with the sizes indicated, therefore also refer to the size of the brace for the correct choice. If used for the hind legs, choose the smaller size than the indicated weights (for example: if the dog weighs 27 kg, for the front leg choose the size M, for the hind leg choose the size S).

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.
  • To prevent damage when use, the dog needs to be fitted with a protective shoe or sock, which can be purchased at any pet store.