A-TraC Dynamic Brace Videos
Medical Signs For The A-TraC Dynamic Brace
Medical indications for the A-TraC Dynamic Brace would be a partially torn CCL or even a full rupture of the CCL (Cranial Cruciate). The brace can also be used in mild cases of Patellar Luxation. The Anterior or Cranial Cruciate Ligament helps to hold the knee or stifle joint together. An abnormal forward shifting motion at the knee or stifle joint is the end result of tearing the anterior or cranial cruciate ligament. ACL injuries results in continuous or intermittent lameness or inability to bare weight on the affected leg. Pain initially results from the pain and swelling of the initial injury but subsequently results from the pain caused by instability at the knee or stifle joint and finally resulting arthritis.
Can I order The A-TraC Dynamic Brace Myself?
Once the diagnosis of an ACL or CCL injury is diagnosed by the Veterinarian the client or the Veterinarian can order the A-TraC Dynamic Brace.
Why The A-TraC Dynamic Brace Was Developed?
Dr. Spatt is a human surgeon who has experience in human bracing which has a good success rate. Dr. Spatt believed there was no reason that a knee brace for dogs would be equally successful.. Dr. Spatt also believes in conservative care prior to surgery whenever possible. At WoundWear Inc. we believe that pet owners want to provide the same compassion and quality to their pet’s health care as they would for human members of their family. Our mission at WoundWear Inc. is to provide a humanistic approach to all of our product development.
Bracing Vs Surgery in Dog ACL injuries
Dr. Joel F. Spatt presents his view point based on a humanistic approach of conservative treatment for dogs with ACL injuries. His opinion is that brace treatment can often be effective in treating this injury in dogs as it can be in humans. Less aggressive treatment or conservative care should in most cases be attempted prior to the more aggressive surgical treatment which has a much greater complication rate as well as significant failure rates. Surgery and bracing can both fail however bracing has very little down side. Surgery on the other hand is very expensive and can also increase the risk of injury to the other leg do to the long recovery and greater weight exerted to the remaining good leg. Should brace treatment fail to improve weight bearing to the affected leg over three to five weeks of continuous treatment then surgery may become an option for these cases with no increased risks in surgical outcomes. Should surgery become necessary bracing can be used postoperatively to improve the success rate of the surgical procedure.
How Does The A-TraC Dynamic Brace Work?
The A-‘TraC Dynamic Brace is designed to treat canine cruciate injuries. A-TraC stands for “anti-translational cruciate” brace which prevents anterior or cranial (abnormal forward shifting) movement of the tibia on the femur. “Dynamic” infers that the brace is not static in its design. The A-TraC Dynamic Brace prevents abnormal motion while allowing for normal movement of the stifle joint (knee Joint) against resistance to provide rehabilitation of the knee while it heals.
What’s The Success Rate Of Your Brace?
The success rate of the A-TraC Dynamic Brace is as follows; 90% of the dogs that use our brace accommodate to the brace and go on and bare more weight on the affected leg. Of the 90% of dogs that adapt to the brace about 75-80% of these dogs will recover and not require any further bracing.
Why Choose Our Brace Vs. Our Competitors?
The A-TraC Dynamic Brace is designed for maximum comfort as well as maximum contact. Most of the other braces are hard braces with fixed hinges which require the hinge to stay over one point over the knee. This pin point alignment over the knee or Stifle can not be maintained because all braces move up and down. These rigid hinged braces put additional stress on the stifle joint when the hinge does not maintain an exact placement over the stifle joint. The A-TraC Dynamic Brace utilizes rods instead of hinges. These rods allow for up and down movement while still maintaining alignment over the Knee or Stifle. Its functioning does not depend on exact placement and will allow the brace to naturally move up and down the dog’s leg while still allowing flexion to occur in line with the joint axis. The A-TraC Dynamic Brace uses a buttress to prevent forward shifting at the knee while still allowing for normal movement at the joint. Our brace come with two sets of rods to go from stiffer resistant to movement to diminish pain and another set that is more flexible which allows for more normal movement of the joint. The A-TraC Dynamic Brace was the first brace to be produced for dogs and has sold more braces than any other brace. We continue to update our braces to be the finest ACL brace. Our brace can be obtained very quickly and measured with simple materials. Other braces often require casting and anesthesia to obtain measurements which can be dangerous and make their muscles flaccid resulting in inaccurate measurements.
Does The A-TraC Dynamic Brace Fit All Dog Sizes?
There are certain dogs that may not be good candidates for the A-TraC Dynamic Brace due to their conformation, breed , size of the dog or other factors. Examples of some breeds that may not fit in our brace are Dachshunds, Corgi’s, English Bulldogs and some other small breeds. In order to determine fit is based on taking your dog’s measurements. We will attempt to help with fit when possible.
Dog Owners That Do Well With Our Brace
Dog owners that would do well with the A-TraC Dynamic Brace are those that are physically capable to manage the brace care and application it requires. Dog owners should also exhibit patience and motivation which are traits required to manage their dog with the brace. Those that might not do well with the A-TraC Dynamic Brace are those that are not in good physical condition or do not have the motivation or patience required to apply and manage the dog’s brace
How Long Will It Take To Receive The Brace?
The length of time to receive an A-TraC Dynamic brace will depend on if it is in stock. If the brace is in stock then it would go out within 24 to 48 hours from the order placement. Generally depending on shipment choices and the location of the customer the brace will be received in one to three days within the United States once it has been shipped. Orders going outside the United States may take longer depending on customs etc.
Will Insurance Pay For Your Brace?
Some insurance companies will reimburse for a percentage of the cost of the A-TraC Dynamic brace. Customers would have to call their specific insurance to find out about coverage.