Dog Knee Brace Experience – A-Trac Dynamic Brace
I had a very different experience with the A-TraC Dynamic Brace than you and Tucker. We used it with phenomenal success! When my Golden Retriever mix (Mya) ruptured her cruciate ligament, we tried Extracapsular surgery but it failed – TWICE! I did not want to put Mya through another surgery, nor could I possibly afford an additional $4,000 for TPLO. Instead, I ordered the A-TraC brace. I picked the A-TraC Dynamic Brace over other braces because of its soft, Neoprene fabric. Other braces I looked into were made out of plastic with hinges, and I thought they would be noisy, clunky, and uncomfortable for Mya.
From the moment I put the brace on, Mya was putting full weight on her wounded leg. Mya wore the brace 24/7 for eight weeks, during which time I followed the rehab protocol to the tee – that is, keeping her quiet, taking her for increasingly longer walks on level ground, then moving to inclines.
The brace never seemed to bother Mya, and she left it completely alone. I took it off once to wash it and to my surprise, when I put it back on Mya did not at all object!
It has been seven months since Mya stopped wearing the brace and she is doing fantastic! Her surgeon is very impressed – she is completely healed! She is not at all lame and enjoys as much activity now as she did before her injury.
I’m sorry it didn’t work out for Tucker. I can’t really say why our experiences were so different. I feel really fortunate to have found the A-TraC Dynamic Brace and highly recommend it!