All About Orthotics
What is an Orthotic
An Orthotic or commonly known as a brace is a medical device attached to the body. The purpose of the orthotic is to support, align, position, immobilize, prevent or correct deformity; assist weak muscles or control and improve function.
An Orthotic can be used as preoperative or postoperative solutions or even as alternatives to surgery. In cases in which surgery must be delayed, they can provide interim support, protect a limb and minimize disuse atrophy. Postoperative, a orthotic can provide a safe, effective and dynamic alternative to casting. An Orthotic can also be used when surgery is not an option such as in patients that are poor candidates for anesthesia, multiple trauma, staged surgery or advanced age.
When can a orthotic or prosthetic help my pet?