ACL/CCL-Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury

Does Your Dog Have a Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury?


Is Surgery the Right Choice for Your Beloved Dog?

Maybe. It depends. Every dog, injury, and circumstance is different. At Equisport Medicine we perform a comprehensive evaluation and consultation to help you make the best choice for your pet and your life.

A Custom Made Biomechanically Correct Stifle(Knee) Brace May Be the Best Choice for Your Dog.

At Equisport Medicine we have been providing custom fabricated devices from OrthoPets Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics for more than 7 years. We have successfully fitted over 500 dogs with custom stifle braces/orthosis. Learn more Orthopets at

  • Allows pet to enjoy normal activities, normal knee(stifle) joint range of motion, and supports normal muscle mass development
  • Waterproof
  • Innovative cruciate/knee brace design providing increased support and comfort to your dog’s leg
  • Advanced biomechanics creating “force coupling” to stabilize your dog’s ACL injury or tear
  • Polycentric mechanical hinges replicate the complex motion of your dog’s knee (stifle) joint
  • Tibial control strap restricts cranial tibial thrust
  • Researched and tested (ACORN Stifle Study, CSU Stifle Study)
Call us to find out if a custom stifle brace is right for your dog

Research studies at University of Louisville showed stifle joint biomechanics were improved following orthosis implementation, compared with biomechanics of the CrCL-deficient stifle joint. Orthosis hinge stiffness influenced stifle joint biomechanics. An orthosis may be a viable option to stabilize a CrCL-deficient canine stifle joint.

See more about the study here.