Balto – Dog Carpal Instability Splint – BT SPLINT
WHAT IS IT FOR
Balto – Dog Carpal Instability Splint – BT SPLINT is perfect support for radio-carpal and meta-carpal joint.
BT-SPLINT is a dog carpal instability splint designed to support the radiocarpal, carpometacarpal and tarsometatarsal joints.
It is ideal for cases of hyperflexion or hyperextension of the carpus and tarsus, ligament injury, sprains and fracture of the phalanges, metacarpal, metatarsal bones when conservative treatment is preferable to surgery.
Effective, practical, ergonomic: the BT instability Splint is all of this. The robust, mouldable metal splint contained within the fabric follows the shape of the rear part of the antebrachium right down until it encloses the footpad, stabilizing the affected area and allowing the dog a good degree of movement. Also ideal for protecting bandages inserted inside, it makes for faster recovery times.
- The XXS and XS sizes can also be used on cats.
- Tough, mouldable metal splint.
- The brace can be used in pre- and post-surgery.
- Breathable fabric.
- Excellent wearability.
- Hand washable.
- Rigid splints included in the brace.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS
Available in five adjustable sizes (the sizes are purely indicative – those indicated may not be applicable to some breeds).
Before placing your purchase order, please contact us to make sure you have the right size for your pet.
Please choose the size based on the weight and also the height of the leg.
The brace should cover at least 7-10cm above the carpus/wrist of your dog
|XXS||6cm / 2.4in||8cm / 3.1in||4Kg / 8.8lb|
|XS||9cm / 3.5in||12cm / 4.7in||8Kg / 18lb|
|S||13cm / 5.1in||15cm / 5.9in||15Kg / 33lb|
|M||18cm / 7.1in||20cm / 7.9in||30Kg / 66lb|
|L||26cm / 10in||28cm / 11in||Over 30Kg / 66lb|
Important note : Depending on the severity of the instability and how high the injury is on the leg, the BT Bone might be more indicated (alone or in association with the BT Splint) for better support (especially when the dog is heavy). Please contact us by providing pictures of your dog should you have any doubt : [email protected]
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The splint is pre-shaped but the angle can be modified by the vet if required.
The splint must be shaped by the vet first on the healthy leg (fore or rear) to ensure the correct angle for the affected leg.
The tough, removable metal splint inserted inside the fabric follows the shape of the rear of the foreleg, down to the footpad.
Protective bandaging can be effectively placed inside it.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
- During the period of restraint, it is advisable not to leave the dog alone for too long, because it might try to remove the brace, by biting or scratching it.
- The brace is designed with the lower part in contact with the ground. To prevent damage, the dog needs to be fitted with a protective shoe or sock, which can be purchased at any pet store. Examples such as Pompreece, Rufwear…
As your pet has the potential to damage the brace or injure themselves, we recommend the supervision of your dog at all times when wearing the brace.
FITTING BT-SPLINT XXS To A CatView how to use BT-SPLINT-XXS on a cat