The following are testimonials from actual customers.
Dr. Spatt:

Re: A-TraC Dynamic Brace
   Keno, Newfoundland, 10 years Old, 165 LBS,    Anterior Chest: 26", Girth 43", & thigh 20"
   April 9, 2004 Surgery

Just wanted to drop you a note and say that your brace has performed successfully in the rehabilitation of our Newfy. I know you were concerned given the weight and size of our dog, but your brace has helped and both the Vet and physical therapist are impressed with the brace's performance.

Dick Rau

Dear Dr. Spatt,

I want to let you know KIMO is recovering just fine. There were no problems fitting him in the A-Trac "Dynamo" Brace. He loves it and immediately starting using his injured leg.

I don't think I mentioned to you that on October 31, 2003 KIMO enter the Military in the "Special Forces" unit. That is when his injury occurred (see attached). But with you're help we're hoping he'll be back on the frontline soon. I have also attached a pic of the wounded warrior wearing the wound wear. He's not fat, is he?

We'll keep you posted.

Dee Dee, Tom & KIMO Vallier

Dr. Spatt,

I am eternally grateful to you. I wish you great success in getting this product in that hands of every caring Vet. When a person such as myself goes to the internet to research options for this type of condition, they need to find Wound Wear first!

Yours truly,
Laura

Dear Dr. Spatt,

I wanted to tell you about the experience that I've had using your A-Trac Dynamic Brace on my 11 year old dog, Hazel.

Hazel's injury occurred on March 18th of this year while running and playing with some dog friends of hers. She was running after a ball along with a sizable younger dog who let her know that the ball was his by giving her his best body slam into the side of her. (These two always play rough.) Immediately the fun was over. Hazel cried out and came straight over to me limping. I helped her into the car and we headed home.

At the time I didn't know a thing about cruciate injuries and thought that she had a mild injury. When I realized that she still had discomfort after several days we headed to our local Veterinarian. He suspected right away that she had torn the cruciate ligament but wanted to take x-rays to be sure. Later that day I received the news that it was, indeed a tear to the ligament. His assistant talked to me about surgery. It was a Friday and nothing was going to happen before the next week. I spent the weekend researching everything that I could find out about this type of injury and surgery did, indeed, seem to be where we were headed.

Not one to give up, I kept on searching and looking. I talked to my Veterinarian about options of which there didn't seem to be many. We could do nothing or have surgery. To do nothing didn't seem a valid option so with the help of our local veterinarian we scheduled an appointment with the a surgeon for a second opinion. Now I have another weekend to continued researching. I really didn't want to put Hazel through this type of surgery at her age. I was lead by some well-intentioned folks to the Orthodogs website where I learned that surgery has it's share of complications and some folks really had nightmare stories to tell about there experiences after surgery. I literally cried through many of them.

What do I do now? I continued to search. Finally, I was lead to the Wound Wear website and I knew immediately that this was the option for us. What a wonderful, informative website. I was so excited. I contacted Dr. Bonnie Willhite in the Atlanta, Georgia area to make an appointment. I felt certain that this is what we should do. Dr. Willhite had experience using this brace and I wanted someone with prior experience to monitor Hazel's recovery.

We met with Dr. Willhite on April 9th, three weeks now after the injury. She was very positive about using the brace and agreed that this was the option to take. The brace was ordered on a Friday afternoon and not just any Friday, but Good Friday with the holiday weekend ahead. Dr. Spatt you were so responsive to our need and got the brace Overnited to Dr. Willhite that day! I couldn't believe it when I arrived the following Monday. Our appointment was for Tuesday morning, April 13th and the brace was fitted. I was very concerned about how Hazel would react to the brace but she seemed very calm and accepting. I kept a constant check of her comfort to be sure that she didn't have any rubbing or chaffing, she didn't. She was absolutely fine. By the second day she didn't seem to notice that she was wearing the brace except for standing still for me to feel around and be sure that she was comfortable.

Now, here comes the great part. When we returned to Dr. Willhite on May 7th, almost four weeks later. She was amazed to see that the joint was stabilizing. She was very happy with the progress and asked us to continue with the limited rage of motion rods a few more weeks before changing to the total rage of motion rods. The new rods were inserted on the 29th of May and again Hazel didn't seem to notice a significant change.

When we revisited Dr. Willhite on June 25th, she was again, very happy and excited about the progress. She reported that there was no evidence of fluid in the area and when palpating the joint it was very stable. She moved the joint in it's full range of motion and reported that the joint was moving very smoothly and that there was no hint of grinding.

I can not tell you how happy I am that we chose to use the A-Trac Dynamic Brace. We have averted the trauma of surgery for Hazel and for me and we have a happy, healing dog. I want to report that in just these past two weeks Hazel seems to be feeling even better. She wants to do more and I have to remind her that she can not run and jump just yet. We will continue using the brace 24/7 for another couple of weeks before we start easing her out of it.

Dr. Spatt, I am so grateful to you for seeing the need in the canine community for such a brace and for your hard work and dedication to make it a reality, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sincerely,
The Scott's
Tennessee

He will be proceeding to hydrotherapy after Easter. I can't say enough good things about the brace.

Paola Ferraris
Dottore Commercialista
Via Soresina n. 16
20144 MILANO

As far as I'm concerned, I have been very satisfied with the brace. We are still using it 6 months post surgery with the ROM rods and doing well.
Thank you very much.

Paola

"I ordered an A-trac brace for one of my patients in february of this year, for Meadow Pond Animal Hospital. Her right cruciate subsequently went on her and the owneres did not want surgery. Within minutes of putting the brace on the LH, the dog bore weight and was able to rest the RH.
The owners have been very pleased with the results in a poor surgical candidate and opt to use the brace almost daily for a very active dog."

Thanks Joel
Lindy North D.V.M.

While I have your ear, I do want to give you some feedback. You may remember this FS 3 yo chocolate lab had a failed cruciate surgery on her left hind. Her right cruciate subsequently went on her and the owneres did not want surgery (besides, the dog did not have a good leg to stand on). Within minutes of putting the brace on the LH, the dog bore weight and was able to rest the RH. The owneres are diligent about keeping the brace on for long term active use.

The owners have been very pleased with the results in
a poor surgical candidate and opt to use the brace
almost daily for a very active dog.

Thank you,
Lindy North, DVM
Meadow Pond Animal Hospital

Chewie is a dog that I did a RCCL surgery on about 3 months ago. The dog did well, but after 1 week ruptured the other cruciate and could not walk. We ordered the bilateral stifle brace and the pet has done very well. It allowed Chewie to walk and also to not injury the surgery. He was actually trying to walk on that leg a week after surgery since the other one was more painful. It has been about 3 months with the brace and we have not had any problems. We are waiting to schedule the next surgery to make sure the dog is up for it. The brace has made all the difference. Duffy Jones D.V.M.
South Cherokee Animal Hospital

Dr. Spatt,

My name is Kristie Noble. I have spoke to you a couple of times regarding my 2 year old black lab. I recently ordered her one of your A-Trac braces, and I am thrilled with the results. In just a few short days I have noticed great improvement. She moves much better. She does not limp. She is starting to put weight on her leg again. Overall she is much happier. She is starting to lose weight because I am able to walk her more frequently. I greatly appreciate all your help. My only other alternative would have been to put her down. Since she is just like a child to our family I was really struggling with the idea. Thank you so much.
Kristie Noble

Knee Brace,

My 85lb Golden was diagnosed and TPLO recommended by three Vets. The 4th Vet said to keep him quiet and he would heal himself. I decided to try the knee brace from WoundWear Inc. because I was concerned he would re-injure his knee. We put him in his A-TraC Brace the last week in Nov. 05 and its been off one time to bathe him.
He is now walking with his full weight on the bad leg, although he still limps sometimes. He no longer has a problem pooing or peeing and shows no discomfort with the brace (hasn't tried to chew or lick it). IN fact if he had to spend the rest of his life with the brace on when outside I see no problem. It restricts him very little and only braces his knee. At this time I do not walk him without a leash. He is full time in house dog and runs and plays just like always. When he does run down the hall and around the dinning room table at full speed it scares me, but no problem. I would highly recommend the WoundWear Brace. It is easy to take on and off (after the first time). It seems very sturdy, and the dog shows no discomfort at all. WoundWear.com gives you all the info you need. I talked to the Doctor who invented the brace. Dr. Joel Spatt who is a human foot and ankle surgeon. (Read the literature on the web site) Good luck!
Ed Dorgan

Eve Neidhardt
Sherman, Texas

Dear Dr. Spatt, I just wanted to tell you that Romeo is progressing wonderfully with your brace! He has been wearing it for 4 weeks now and I would say he has improved at least 50% on his injured leg, so far. I expect a full recovery in another few months. Romeo is a very active, healthy, German Shepherd who weighs 102 lbs. (he is on a diet to lose 5 lbs.) and is 5 years old. He partially tore the cruciate ligament on his right hind leg, several months ago. I was not there when the injury occured, but have a feeling it happened when he was chasing squirrels in the backyard. I noticed he was limping one day when we went out for our daily walk. I thought it was just a sprain and it seemed to get better after 10 days of rest, so I started walking him again, but the limping came back, only worse. I took him to my vet and he said he had partially torn his cruciate ligament and would need to go to Dallas for surgery. No alternatives were mentioned except to put him on Rimadyl, which I refuse to do. I went to another vet who specialized in German Shepherds and he took x-rays to make sure it wasn't something else, then sedated Romeo and palpated his leg and said he had definitely partially torn his ligament. Surgery, again was the only treatment suggested. I am conservative when it comes to surgery and am a very holistic person, believing in many alternative, healing therapies so I got on the internet and found this website. I told the last vet I talked to about this site and the brace and he said it was probably a scam. So, I called to talk to you, Dr. Spatt, personally on the phone and felt good about ordering the brace after our visit. It has been great! I have been keeping Romeo inside more, for rest and to keep him from trying to run outside. He and I have been able to walk everyday, now, with the brace on. I waited until after the first week of wearing it and then we went for short, slow walks. Now, we are almost walking our normal route, still at a slower pace, even though Romeo wants to go faster! The muscle mass is building back up in his injured leg. He rarely limps now and so I know we are on the road to recovery! He wears the brace all day. At night, I take the brace off and massage Romeo's leg and other muscles. I plan on having him wear the brace for several more months and then if we go on a strenuous hike, I will put it on him as a precaution. I have told all my friends who have dogs about the brace and have had people who have dogs with similar injuries, stop me on my walks to ask about it. My vet has actually been asking questions about the brace, too! Maybe he will consider it as an alternative to surgery. I hope so for all those who are faced with the same situation. I can't thank you enough for your invention! Keep up the good work! :) the brace for several more months and then if we go on a strenuous hike, I will put it on him as a precaution. I have told all my friends who have dogs about the brace and have had people who have dogs with similar injuries, stop me on my walks to ask about it. My vet has actually been asking questions about the brace, too! Maybe he will consider it as an alternative to surgery. I hope so for all those who are faced with the same situation. I can't thank you enough for your invention! Keep up the good work! :) Sincerely,
Eve Neidhardt
March 14, 2006
Give it time
Murphy (85 lb Golden) has been in the a-trac since 11/05. We started with the L-Rom's and he would hardly move. In less then a week he was moving around a little better. We changed to the L-Rom's in about three weeks. He now runs and jumps (or tries too) and even scratches with his bad leg. His mobility is very good. We could not have made it without the A-Trac. Ed Dorgan
Lori Jo Salomon
Lancaster, PA

Just a couple of weeks after adopting a wonderful, sweet 12-plus year old overweight beagle, Maggie, she tore her right cruciate ligament during a regular, non-stressful walk. X-rays taken by our vet indicated that she had previously (before we adopted her) torn the ligament in her left leg and was placing more of her weight on her right leg, which caused the right ligament to tear. Maggie was a not a good candidate for surgery so we restricted her activity and hoped the leg would heal on it's own. However, it was critical that Maggie exercise to lose weight! Without surgery or support for her leg, she could only walk halfway down the block and around the corner before she was limping and in pain. Very often, we had to carry her home.While researching our options on the internet, I found the Wound Wear website, printed out the A-Trac Dynamic Brace information for our vet and took it in to her. She had never used the A-Trac Dynamic Brace before but was more than willing and anxious to try it on our Maggie. We were all hoping that this would be something that would help other dogs in the same situation in the future.To say that this has been a success is an understatement. Maggie is very comfortable in the brace and it has allowed us to take much, much longer walks with absolutely no signs of pain or limping. She puts full weight on the injured leg which she absolutely could not do before using the brace. Once you get the hang of putting the brace on it is simple and quick to do. The brace has been a true miracle for us and for Maggie! Chewie is a dog that I did a RCCL surgery on about 3 months ago. The dog did well, but after 1 week ruptured the other cruciate and could not walk. We ordered the bilateral stifle brace and the pet has done very well. It allowed Chewie to walk and also to not injury the surgery. He was actually trying to walk on that leg a week after surgery since the other one was more painful. It has been about 3 months with the brace and we have not had any problems. We are waiting to schedule the next surgery to make sure the dog is up for it. The brace has made all the difference.

M. Duffy Jones, DVM
August 08, 2005
Hi everyone,
I'm new to this group. I have a 10 yr old beagle (Jake) who was diagnosed with a partially torn ACL. He started limping several months ago and I took him to the vet ( I thought it was arthritis), the vet determined by moving his leg around that he probably was just suffering from some inflammation and prescribed Rimadyl. Finally recently, Jake began hopping on 3 legs after he gets up from resting and then he began falling up the stairs because he couldn't get enough UMPH to get himself up. So I called the vet and said that I wanted an xray- I actually requested that a different vet in the practice do the xray and exam and low and behold- he has a torn ACL. I went for a 2nd opinion and they also said the same thing. This vet said that we could try to go without surgery. Jake has been doing much better since I started taking him on very short walks and carrying him up the stairs. He's now started walking on all 4 legs. I also started him on Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM supplements. So I was wondering if any one has tried the route of NO surgery and how it went?

Thanks for any advice you have!
Best,Kathy
28 Dec 2005
Knee brace
My 85lb Golden was diagnosed and TPLO reccomended by three Vets. The 4th Vet said to keep him quite and he would heal himself. I decided to try the knee brace from Wound Wear Inc. because I was concerned he would re-injure his knee, We put him in his A-Trac Brace the last week in Now 05 and its been off one time to bath him.

He is now waking with his full weight on the bad leg, although he still limps sometimes. He no longer has a problem pooing or peeing and shows no discomfort with the brace( hasn't tried to chew or lick it). In fact if he had to spend the rest of his life with the brace on when outside I see no problem. It restricts him very little and only braces his knee. At this time I do not walk him without a leash. He is a full time in house dog and runs and plays just like always.(when he does his run down the hall and around the dinning room table at full speed it scares me, but no problem. I would highly recommend the Wound Ware brace. It is easy to take on and off,(after the first time) seems very sturdy, and the dog shows no discomfort at all. Wouldware.com gives you all the info you need. I talked to the Doctor who invented the brace. Dr. Joel Spatt who is a human foot and ankle surgeon. (Read the literature room the web site) Good luck

Ed Dorgan
31 Dec 2005
Dear Dr. Spatt,
I just wanted to tell you that Romeo is progressing wonderfully with your brace! He has been wearing it for 4 weeks now and I would say he has improved at least 50% on his injured leg, so far. I expect a full recovery in another few months. Romeo is a very active, healthy, German Shepherd who weighs 102 lbs. (he is on a diet to lose 5 lbs.) and is 5 years old. He partially tore the cruciate ligament on his right hind leg, several months ago. I was not there when the injury occured, but have a feeling it happened when he was chasing squirrels in the backyard. I noticed he was limping one day when we went out for our daily walk. I thought it was just a sprain and it seemed to get better after 10 days of rest, so I started walking him again, but the limping came back, only worse. I took him to my vet and he said he had partially torn his cruciate ligament and would need to go to Dallas for surgery. No alternatives were mentioned except to put him on Rimadyl, which I refuse to do. I went to another vet who specialized in German Shepherds and he took x-rays to make sure it wasn't something else, then sedated Romeo and palpated his leg and said he had definitely partially torn his ligament. Surgery, again was the only treatment suggested. I am conservative when it comes to surgery and am a very holistic person, believing in many alternative, healing therapies so I got on the internet and found this website. I told the last vet I talked to about this site and the brace and he said it was probably a scam. So, I called to talk to you, Dr. Spatt, personally on the phone and felt good about ordering the brace after our visit. It has been great! I have been keeping Romeo inside more, for rest and to keep him from trying to run outside. He and I have been able to walk everyday, now, with the brace on. I waited until after the first week of wearing it and then we went for short, slow walks. Now, we are almost walking our normal route, still at a slower pace, even though Romeo wants to go faster! The muscle mass is building back up in his injured leg. He rarely limps now and so I know we are on the road to recovery! He wears the brace all day. At night, I take the brace off and massage Romeo's leg and other muscles. I plan on having him wear the brace for several more months and then if we go on a strenuous hike, I will put it on him as a precaution. I have told all my friends who have dogs about the brace and have had people who have dogs with similar injuries, stop me on my walks to ask about it. My vet has actually been asking questions about the brace, too! Maybe he will consider it as an alternative to surgery. I hope so for all those who are faced with the same situation. I can't thank you enough for your invention! Keep up the good work! :)

Sincerely,
Eve Neidhardt
March 14, 2006
Hi!
For those with experience with the a-trac brace.. We got Chops fitted today with the brace and started him on the "total range of motion" rods as his knee is pretty stable already.
Since we put the brace on he can't really do much. He just lays flat on the mattress on the ground or is on all 4s. He can't sit, he can't curl, he can't really move around well. Is that normal? I always thought "total range of motion" meant total range of motion! :) I have a call into woundwear, but I'm guessing they won't respond until Monday at the earliest. Thanks everyone!
Josh and Chops Dear Dr. Spatt
Murphy (85 lb Golden) has been in the a-trac since 11/05. We started with the L-Rom's and he would hardly move. In less then a week he was moving around a little better. We changed to the L-Rom's in about three weeks. He now runs and jumps (or tries too) and even scratches with his bad leg. His mobility is very good. We could not have made it without the A-Trac. 19 Mar 2006
Testimonial
Just a couple of weeks after adopting a wonderful, sweet 12-plus year old overweight beagle, Maggie, she tore her right cruciate ligament during a regular, non-stressful walk. X-rays taken by our vet indicated that she had previously (before we adopted her) torn the ligament in her left leg and was placing more of her weight on her right leg, which caused the right ligament to tear. Maggie was a not a good candidate for surgery so we restricted her activity and hoped the leg would heal on it's own. However, it was critical that Maggie exercise to lose weight! Without surgery or support for her leg, she could only walk halfway down the block and around the corner before she was limping and in pain. Very often, we had to carry her home. While researching our options on the internet, I found the Wound Wear website, printed out the A-Trac Dynamic Brace information for our vet and took it in to her. She had never used the A-Trac Dynamic Brace before but was more than willing and anxious to try it on our Maggie. We were all hoping that this would be something that would help other dogs in the same situation in the future.
To say that this has been a success is an understatement. Maggie is very comfortable in the brace and it has allowed us to take much, much longer walks with absolutely no signs of pain or limping. She puts full weight on the injured leg which she absolutely could not do before using the brace. Once you get the hang of putting the brace on it is simple and quick to do. The brace has been a true miracle for us and for Maggie!
15 Apr 2006
Just wanted to let you know what a great job the Frontal Suit has done in keeping the stitches in on my stubborn Airedale. After ripping out seven stitches from his incision last week I ordered the Frontal Suit and it has worked great. He has worn the suit for the last week and today he got his stitches out.

Norton wore the suit to his Agility competition last weekend. He looked quite athletic in it. I had lots of questions about it from fellow competitors and vets that were at the trial - I tell everyone to check out Woundwear.com.

Thank so much.
Cindy Lether
3 May 2006
Dear Dr. Spatt:
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how happy I am with Shadow's knee brace. It is a wonderful product, and your company's customer service departmant is the best I have ever encountered. Shadow loves his brace --- he stands quietly while we put it on him, and seems to know that this helps him. I would never let him have surgery again --- he is a seven-year-old Newfoundland mix --- but this has improved his quality of life tremendously. Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Ronnie Ramistella
18 May 2006
Dear Dr. Spatt,
In the summer of 2005, I contacted you and purchased a leg brace for my dear old Russel, who had suffered a partial tear of her cruciate ligament. Well, I just wanted to write to you and say what a fantastic brace you've created! Not only did Russel's leg improve, she's almost completely limp-free and, at almost 13 years old, able to keep up with her puppy sister! While I still put the brace on her if we're going hiking or mouse-hunting in the fields or when it's icy, she really has no need for it but seems to appreciate the support. It's survived pretty well, too: I've had to replace the snap button and the two lower velcro straps but because of the way it's sewn together, this was no problem. I never had need of the spare straps included in the package (the ones that would go over her back.) So, thank you again for saving my dear old girl and helping her to heal! You've added years to her life, literally, as 3 months of forced rest and acupuncture had only marginally helped her. All the best to you and yours for the Holidays and 2007!
Karen Waschinski
19 Dec 2006
Hi Kathy and Jake,
I too am just starting out on the adventure of managing my dogs bilateral cruciate tears without surgery. Unfortunately, because she needs both legs done, surgery is just not an option for us right now, financially. I'll tell you what we've been discovering and maybe you can see some similarities....
I adopted Kelpie knowing that she probably had cruciate issues. She came up lame and her owners were not prepared to rest her or even to get x-rays, they elected to euthanize her instead. As an alternative they signed her over to me to see if rest would help. When I took her home she was non-weight bearing on her right hind. After two months of rest she was fully weight bearing, ready to run and full of energy. Unfortunately I let her off-leash too soon and after about three weeks she became non-weight bearing on the left hind. Her discomfort was much worse if she had to go up any stairs. We had her x-rayed and manipulated under sedation.. she has full "drawering" on both knees but the x-rays were really clean so we decided that cartrophen and rest are the way to go...
This time we are staying on leash and are busy building up her muscles one day at a time. She started out only being allowed to go out to the bathroom, then she could walk around the front yard, we increased it so she can go up to the barn (which she loves) and now she has started to take short walks to the pond and back two days a week.. hopefully we can start swimming soon! I find the key to maintaining her is to keep it slow and steady and to make ANY changes very very gradually. I increase her activity by about a minute a day and I back off as soon as she seems the least bit uncomfortable (which will only show up once we get home or the next day).
She gets a MSM/Chondroitin/Glucosmine HC mix/ Metacam once a day (we're trying to wean off of it) and Cartrophen injections once per week which we will decrease as we go. I am not sure how far she can go with Conservative Management.. I'm not sure if she'll ever be able to run off-leash again or tear around like a crazy-dog.... if the CM does not seem to be working then I am going to try one of the knee-braces on the market.... they say that dogs can regain full mobility with them but I do not have any first hand experience. Right now I'm just glad that Kelpie is happy and healty (and alive!) and can walk without any pain or stiffness I think that it might be alot easier on Jake because so far only one leg is affected. You should be able to build up his muscles so that his "good" leg does not have to take so much of the strain. I was told that swimming is the best "physio" for them as well. Good luck! Gen and Kelpie
December 24, 2006
My Norwegian Elkhound Wegian is now out of her A-TraC (right leg) brace after beginning her treatment in October. She is the dog who stopped breathing under anesthesia so we opted to fit her with the brace rather than put her through surgery.

She is doing absolutely great! When she walks there is no limp at all. She can run, go up stairs, just about anything she wants to do. She has not had a pain pill (deramaxx) since we put her in the brace in Oct. YIPPEEEE! (Our vet had told us she had a COMPLETE tear of one and possibly both ligaments.)

We have a big website and each of our dogs has their own webpage. I have put a story about Wegian's cruciate rupture and her use of the A-TraC brace on her page, along with a link to your Woundwear.com site. There are also 2 short videos there if you would like to see how she is walking now. Here is the link. Scroll down part way and you will see the cruciate article with the videos following it.

http://www.justfurfun.org/doghtml/wegianpage.htm
Thank you for all the help in the beginning AND thank you for developing this brace!

Marilyn Slaton and Wegian
http://www.justfurfun.org
Fri, 16 Mar 2007

Dear Dr. Spatt,
I am writing to tell you of how your A-Trac Dynamic Brace has saved my dog Zena-Love from major surgery that required weeks of recovery and from all of the drugs she would have had to take in the process! In October of 2006 Zena-Love had a serious cruciate ligament tear to her right knee. The vet said she would never regain the use of it without surgery to repair it. Out of desperation I went in search of a solution and found your amazing Brace online!! Your A-Trac Dynamic brace has improved Zena-Loves ability to not only walk with out pain but she now can even run with out pain. (with the support of the brace) She is back to her old self where she is now always wanting to go for those precious walks!!! Your WoundWear protective gear is truly a blessing for us and absolutely has made all the difference in my dogs quality of life!!
Bless you for your innovation!
Thank you,
Antinea Garcia & Zena-Love
Thu, 5 Apr 2007



Dear Dr. Spatt:
I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful brace. Shadow is an eight year old Newfoundland/border collie mix (we think). I purchased the brace from you a little over a year ago. When we first put it on him, he would lick our hand, and when we took it off at night he would follow it. About a month or so ago, we noticed that he would not come when we called him to put on the brace. Figuring that he was trying to tell us something, we left it off. That was about six weeks ago. Apparently, he was trying to tell us that he is completely healed!!! I cannot thank you enough. I would never have put him through another ACL surgery --- as we did on his other leg. You surely saved his life.
Sincerely,
Ronnie Ramistella
Thu, 10 May 2007



Dr. Sally J. Foote
Okaw Veterinary Clinic Tuscola

My own 13 year old retriever mix ruptured her right cruciate ligament last sept. she is lean, no trauma to the leg but had a partial tear probably going on for a year before she just went up the stairs wrong and there went that ligament. She had had major surgery just a year before and I was really reluctant to put her through surgery, so I put her on previcox and basically cage rest which she hated. then I literally just saw the ad for the brace in vet practice news, called and got her measured up and recieved the brace. I put her in it with the rigid bars and she was walking on the leg easily in the brace that day. she went about 4 weeks in the rigid bars, then I switched to the flexible ones when she jumped on the couch. She was out of the brace in 4 more weeks and doing well. 2 months ago she ruptured the left ligament when she turned quickly to spot a squirrel. So I ordered the right brace. When I xrayed the right leg undersedation, I also xrayed the left to evaluate it. She had no visible inflammation of the knee joint on xray, no laxity in the joint undersedation either. She is doing well in the right brace - she routinely flops down in the grass when I take her out to eliminate, rolls and rubs all around and basically acts like her goofy self. She came up the stairs last night ( I live in an old 2 story house) so I think it is time to take the rods out completely and go off and on with the brace. I have kept it on all the time through her recovery.

She has been on previcox ( 227mg for 55 lb dog) sid, 1 dermcap es. and eukanuba senior plus. I think the combination of pain/inflamm relief, life stage nutrition and the way the brace works all contributed to an excellent recovery. some dogs really need surgery asap to relieve pain and have some leg function. for dogs that may not be able to handle surgery or due to money problems or just the client can not decide what to do yet, use the brace. It works well, and I can see how it would really help with the surgical cases. It will also save a dogs life if the owner feels that it is surger or euthanasia. It may look cumbersome, but there is no problem with urination, defecation or walking. It is a bit tricky to put it on the first time, but follow the instructions at it all works out well.

thanks so much for developing the brace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Sally Foote



Dr. Spatt,

My name is Sherman Canapp and I am the Medical Director of the Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM). I have been asked to write a chapter for an upcoming text book on rehabilitation therapy of the canine stifle. We have been very impressed with the success of the A TraC dynamic stifle brace for our patients with CCL insufficiency who are not candidates for surgery

Additionally, please feel free to include our web site address or direct contact information for people looking at the A TraC as an option but have questions on dogs in the acute and chronic phases…..we would be more than happy to share our positive experiences.

Best Regards,

Sherman Canapp

Sherman O. Canapp, Jr., DVM, MS
Diplomate ACVS
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group
10270 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-418-8446
410-750-1137 (fax)
www.vosm.org



Dr. Joel F. Spatt

I wanted to give you some professional feedback on a case of mine here in Florida. The owner called me after hearing about your brace. After reading your information, we ordered a brace for "Gizzy", her 12 year old Cocker Spaniel. Gizzy has a unilateral, complete ACL tear. The owner was interested in avoiding surgical alternatives. We fitted Gizzy with his brace on November 28th. With the use of the brace, Gizzy is doing well. He is resting better and has resumed significant activity. He is jumping on his chair and even wants to run. I'll be following his progress over the next six months and will update you if we have any complications. .

Please add myself and my hospital as referrals for Brace implementation.

Sincerely,
James Lutz, D.V.M.
December 18, 2007





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