OrtoCanis Cruciate Ligament / Knee brace

OrtoCanis Cruciate Ligament / Knee brace

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This knee brace helps dogs with limping and joint pain for an improved quality of life.

The knee brace reduces pain and swelling by improving balance among the muscle groups involved. Improved flexibility in tight muscles enables the dog to quickly regain a normal walking gait in the affected limb. The slight pressure that this surface brace exerts alleviates the burden on the joints, increasing their stability and preventing the injury from turning into a more serious condition.

The brace has both an elastic and stabilising effect. In the event of damaged cruciate ligaments, the dog may use the knee brace before the surgical procedure (along with the prescribed treatment) to prevent loss of muscle mass. Five days after surgery, the dog can use the brace again once the swelling has gone down. 

Instructions for Use

The knee brace has to be correctly pulled up on the dog’s leg until it covers the knee area. Place the fastening strap of the brace under the abdomen and over the back and fasten the Velcro on the outside. Be careful not to injure the dog when placing it, apply force to the brace while still respecting the natural position of the knee.


When choosing the size, measure the upper circumference (Aof the highest part of the leg. Wrap a measuring tape around the thigh above the knee and near the groin. In the table below find the size that corresponds to the measurement.

If in doubt between two sizes, select the smaller one.


Size Race approx. Thigh contour (A)
Mini Pinscher

16 - 18 cm

6.3'' - 7''

XXXS Chihuahua

18 - 21 cm

7" - 8.25" inches

XXS Jack Russell 21 - 24 cm 8.25" - 9.44" inches
XS Sheltie, Cocker Spaniel, Fox Terrier 24 - 27 cm 9.44" - 10.60" inches
S Kelpie, Greyhound, Beagle 27 - 31 cm 10.60" - 12.20" inches
M Border Collie, Springer Spaniel, small Labrador  31 - 35 cm 12.20" - 13.77" inches
L German shepherd,  small Rottweiler, Boxer, big Labrador  35 - 40 cm 13.77" - 15.74" inches
XL Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain  40 - 44 cm 15.74 - 17.32" inches