BT SPLINT

Instability brace

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

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Description

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.
Additional information

Additional information

Sizes

XXS, XS, S, M, L

Sizes

Sizes

Sizes
SizesWeightsLengths A-BBreeds*
XXSUp to 2kg9,5cmChihuahua, Pomeranian
XSUp to 5-7kg13cmJack Russel , Shih Tzu
SUp to 15kg16cmCocker Spaniel, Poodle
MUp to 25/30kg22cmBorder Collie, Setter
LOver 30kg30cmGerman 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).

Instructions for use

Instructions for use

INSTRUCTIONS

Open the straps and position the brace on the metacarpal pad of the injured leg. The phalanges must be free to move, as shown in figure 1.

Hold the brace firmly against your dog’s leg and wrap it with the fabric flaps (fig. 2). It is not important that the flaps align or overlap. They should fit closely on the leg.

Secure the brace on the leg by closing the upper straps with Velcro. The brace should not be loose nor twist on the leg (fig. 3).

Close the lower strap firmly around the leg, being careful to leave the dewclaw free (fig. 4).

Put the protective sock or slipper on the injured leg so that the brace is protected from surfaces that could damage it (fig. 5).

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.
  • Do not leave the brace on for an extended period of time: the brace must be worn during the day, especially during physical activity, and it should be removed at night.
Video tutorial

Video tutorial