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Wrist brace

  • Downward displaced wrist
  • Acute wrist injuries
  • Wrist osteoarthritis
  • Postoperative care for joint surgeries

The purpose of our wrist orthotic brace

Dog´s wrists are located on the front legs. Carpus, also known as the wrist joint, comprises seven small bones that are held together by ligaments. Muscles and tendons also play a role in its structure. Our wrist brace is designed to prevent the overextension of the carpus and alleviate associated pain. The incorporated metal structure assists in maintaining the joint’s movement within a normal range. 

When our wrist brace is needed

The life of a dog can be quite active and susceptible to accidents. Dogs might injure themselves from falls or jumping onto  hard surfaces. In the event of such accidents, the wrist can bend unnaturally and become sore, necessitating the use of a wrist brace.

In certain cases, a dog’s wrists can become looser as they age, leading to overextension. Factors like prolonged cortisone treatment and obesity can contribute to wrist overextension. Certain dog breeds, such as Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs are more predisposed to carpal health issues.

Usage time of our wrist brace

If it’s an accident, it’s advisable to keep the wrist brace on throughout the acute healing phase. The orthotic brace eases the dog’s movement and expedites the healing process of the injury. After a couple of months, the leg is usually recovered, allowing for an increase in activity and gradual reduction in brace usage.

If the structure of the wrist is permanently stretched, the wrist brace should be used continuously. Depending on the situation, the brace can be worn only during walks and if there is pain without the support, it can be worn all day and taken off for the night. The challenge with chronically downward displaced wrist is often that the leg has already significantly bent down at the wrist before it is noticed. If you suspect that your dog’s wrists have started to overextend, you can contact us for an assessment of the situation.

Putting on the brace

Gently put the brace on the dog’s leg. The size label should be on the backside of the wrist brace, and the metal pieces should go on on the sides. Thigten the brace using the Velcro straps. After a few minutes, you can ensure that the support is at an appropriate tightness.

Washing the brace

If needed, hand wash with a mild laundry detergent or diluted dish soap. Wiping and removing fur, for instance from Velcro, is often sufficient when necessary. It’s advisable to remove the wrist brace for swimming.

Materials used

Frictionless and lightweight inner lining

Strong neoprene reinforcement warms up and conforms to the shape of the dog’s leg. Thanks to the soft lining, the support is suitable for postoperative use.

Shaped metal reinforcements

The brace maintains its shape due to the bent metal part, providing enough space for the joint. Biomechanically designed range of motion provides the correct joint angle for different situations.

Durable outer layer

Made from highly durable Cordura material.

Professional help for choosing the right orthotic brace

Helps your dog to recovery

Taituki is suitable for use before and after surgery to accelerate healing

Long-term support

Taituki is suitable for long-term use. Orthotic support activates muscles and gives confidence for movement

Professional service

Maksuaikaa jopa 12 kk!

5/5
"I'm thankful for the joint brace. It fits perfectly and helps when walking outdoors. It has helped me to continue my favorite activities. What a great invention!"
Taituki testimonial
Kössi
7 yr -Pyrenean shepherd dog
5/5
"I have been wearing Taituki wrist braces for about a year now. With the Taituki joint support, I'm able to go on long walks in the woods and my wrists are considerably more stable now."
Wagner
12 v - Labrador retriever
5/5
"I have wrist overextension. With the help of the joint brace, I have been able to cutoff almost all the medication and the joint brace does not bother me at all."
Taituki testimonial
Kelmi
9 v - Landseer