Brycen and His OrthoPets Stifle Device (Dog Knee Brace)

Brycen is a 4-year-old, 160lb, neutered male Great Dane from Washington state. He was diagnosed with a partial cranial cruciate ligament (CCL/ACL) tear in his right pelvic limb in late September 2020. History for Brycen includes acute onset right hind limb lameness in early August 2020. X-rays on 8/19/2020 indicated right stifle (dog knee) effusion, he was prescribes one month strict rest. His right hind limb improved 50% and started rehabilitation on 9/9/2020. He had a surgical consult in late September 2020 that indicated a partial cranial cruciate ligament tear. Surgical repair was recommended. Brycen’s owner elected to continue rehabilitation, home exercises and an OrthoPets Stifle Orthotic (Dog Knee Brace).

Brycen’s veterinarian’s goal for his stifle device was to help stabilize the stifle and decrease pain so that Brycen may continue his job as a service dog without surgery and without pain.

OrthoPets fabricated a standard stifle device for Brycen which will provide global support for the stifle and Brycen’s cranial cruciate ligament inury.

Brycen was fitted for his leopard print OrthoPets Stifle Device on 12/4/2020 and is doing very well, continuing his rehabilitation with Dr. Stephanie Garlichs at Whidbey Canine Conditioning & Rehabilitaion.

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