402 What are CCL braces used for in dogs?

If your dog is limping on one of his legs, it might have torn the cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL, known as ACL in humans.

The CCL is attached from the back of the femur (bone above the knee) to the front of the  tibia (bone below the knee). This ligament is responsible for holding the tibia in place under the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. Since dogs are quite hyperactive pets, they tend to damage this ligament quite often. 

Therefore, the CCL dog brace is essential to decrease the risk of injury and keep your lovely pet safe.

Causes for possible injury?

  • There are many causes that can lead to use of  CCL dog brace. Most often from whom  are accidents, aggressive behaviour, sexual relations, age, obesity etc. 

Symptoms of CCL Dog injury  

  • Not able to hold on weight on the injured leg
  • Signs of swelling on the knee itself
  • Trouble jumping in the car
  • Difficulty to rise from a sitting position

How can Cruciate Care Knee Brace help your dog?

  • It is a non-rigid knee brace designed for dogs suffering from torn ACL 
  • Helps with knee strains as well.
  • If your dog has arthritis or is suffering from sprains, it will help for support and stabilization.  
  • A torn CCL requires rest, immobilization or surgery, for which the Knee Brace will come in handy.
  • It doesn’t matter if the dog is old or young, it can be used for every generation. Now available in exclusive and original edition.
  • The butterfly design itself and the back-anchor nature of the brace supports the knee.
  • Adds support to the lower back and the hip to minimize the strain that causes limping.

When it’s the time to use CCL brace for dogs?

  • ACL tear (former or cranial cruciate ligament, CCL) of the knee.  
  • Strain or sprain in the joint of the knee. 
  • Back leg limping, instability, or fatigue. 
  • If a dog has undergone surgery and needs post-operative support. 
  • If a dog is suffering from arthritis. 
  • To stabilize the knee, use the CCL brace of dogs.
  • The dog’s knee brace should be worn during the day and taken off at night.

Guest post by Helene Peterson

Disclaimer: We are not veterinarians, please consult your vet for advice. We are only introducing this information to our readers in order to help our fur babies as much as possible.

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