Carpus Orthosis for Dogs

The carpus is composed of 3 joints, 7 carpal bones, 2 antebrachial bones (radius and ulna), and 4 or 5 metacarpal bones. There are multiple ligaments holding this structure together. Injuries can occur at any of the 3 joints (antebrachiocarpal, middle carpal, or carpometacarpal); additionally any of these bones can be displaced (luxated) or fractured.

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When your pet is limping due to discomfort caused by an injury or instability, we understand the impact this has not only to the quality of life of your pet, but also to your family. Our sole focus is on the design and support of our custom animal orthotics and prosthetics to restore your pet’s mobility

Common Injuries

  • Hyper-extension instability
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris
  • Medial and lateral collateral
  • Osteosarcoma palliative care
  • Post-Op pancarpal arthrodesis
  • Post-Op partial carpal arthrodesis
  • Failed arthrodesis
  • Digital flexor(s)
  • Neurological positioning control
  • Brachial plexus
  • Radial nerve
  • Digit amputation or malformation
  • Chondrodysplastic triplanar instability

Injury to the carpus (wrist) can be complex because the joint itself is complex. The carpus is composed of 3 joints, 7 carpal bones, 2 antebrachial bones (radius and ulna), and 4 or 5 metacarpal bones. There are multiple ligaments holding this structure together. Injuries can occur at any of the 3 joints (antebrachiocarpal, middle carpal, or carpometacarpal); additionally any of these bones can be displaced (luxated) or fractured.
Clinical signs of carpal injury include lameness, swelling, and mal-alignment. Mal-alignment can include inability to extend the joint, hyperflexion, hyperextension and/or increased angling of the paw toward the midline (varus) or away from the midline (valgus). Minor injuries will resolve with rest and a temporary splint. More severe injuries require surgery or an orthosis. Common surgical approaches include repair of large ligament injuries when possible, screw fixation of fractures of the large carpal bones, partial or complete fusing of the carpus so that it no longer bends (articulates). Orthosis options include devices with and without paw segments and devices that bend and those that don’t. The design of the device depends on the type and severity of injury. An orthosis is considered an excellent option when surgery is not appropriate, not necessary, or not possible.

OrthoPets devices are custom fabricated based off of an impression of your patient’s/pet’s leg. We fabricate each orthotic brace or prosthetic device to support the therapeutic mobility goals.

Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment Timeline:

  • The fabrication time for an orthosis is 9 business days. The fabrication for a prosthesis is 15 business days. A “rush” service of 7 business days. OrthoPets provides custom devices and therefore, fabrication will not begin until full payment has been received.

Shipping & Costs:

  • OrthoPets utilizes only FedEx to ship from our fabrication center in Denver, CO. All packages coming from OrthoPets are tracked and insured to ensure your pet’s brace arrives as quickly and safely as possible.
  • If you are shipping a device back for adjustment, please discuss your pet’s device with an OrthoPets VOP Specialist prior to shipping back to us and please ensure the device is labeled with your pet’s name and your contact information. Please use the shipping courier of your choice.
  • Domestic shipping: Free shipping is normally included with devices.
  • International shipping: Normally $50 – $80 depending on region.  International shipping may be subject to import fees and/or taxes depending on the law of the country of where the device will be shipped.

Shipping Timeline:

  • Domestic shipping: Normally delivered within three (3) FedEx business days (Mon-Fri) by 4:30pm for businesses and by 8:00pm for residences.
  • International shipping: Normally delivered within five (5) FedEx business days (Mon-Fri) by 4:30pm for businesses and by 8:00pm for residences.
  • Deliveries to U.S. Territories, APO/FPO and some rural addresses may take longer
  • Please note that shipping arrival dates are best estimates. OrthoPets is not responsible for delays incurred by FedEx or other 3rd party shippers.

Please Note:

  • OrthoPets is not responsible for weather delays, pandemics, and other factors out of our control.
  • OrthoPets is closed and orders/cases will not be processed or shipped on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us.

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