Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace
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Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace

Rated 4.3 out of 5
Based on 15 reviews
Regular price$304.99
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Supports:

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Injuries
  • Luxating Patella
  • Advanced knee support
  • Alternate to TPLO, TTA, ELSS, and MPL surgeries
  • Severe arthritis/ arthrosis

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The Balto® Ligatek is carefully designed to stabilize your dog's post-traumatic or acquired knee joint deficiency. With its adjustable hinges, the user can control the ROM (range of motion), and lock the joint into full immobilization or controlled degrees of flexion/extension. This enables the treatment of a variety of needs in a versatile way. The brace's width and length can be adjusted thanks to our trimmable straps, and the upper and lower padding can be extended or shortened to ensure an excellent fit around the leg.

Brace Applications:
  • Post-surgical support (for surgeries such as TPLO, TTA, ELSS, and MPL)
  • Structural support to injured or affected limbs
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Acute knee pain or discomfort
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates.
Brace Features:
  • Four lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support around knee joint
  • An adjustable external hinge with secure lock technology for a custom range of motion (ROM) setting
  • Range of motion can be set to a variety of degrees:
    • Full Joint Immobilization (typically used pre/post-surgically) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 30° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 75° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 30° extension position (EXT)
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes small through x-large, for left and right orientation. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here.

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

All Balto® braces are made from high-quality materials, not neoprene, which is known to: collect bacteria, provide inadequate support, and wear down quickly. A variety of sizes ensure a secure fit. No pinching straps.

Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. Apply brace for balanced increments of time, if appropriate, for pets under the age of 2 to prevent possible growth disturbances.

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Balto Ligatek

Uses

Used to stabilize the knee and provide compression. Used to stabilize the knee and provide compression bilaterally. Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the knee.

Splints

The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally. The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable.

Fit

Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit and comes with a male and female anchor kit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit while the braces anchor together across the back. Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit and comes with a kit for setting the range of motion (ROM).

Size Chart

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
Small BTLIGATEKL-S (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-S (Right)

20 - 35 lbs 8.25" - 10" 3" - 6" 4.3" - 5.5"
Medium BTLIGATEKL-M (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-M (Right)

35 - 65 lbs 10" - 12" 4" - 6" 5.5 " - 7"
Large BTLIGATEKL-L (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-L (Right)

60 - 110 lbs 11.5" - 13"4.75" - 7" 6" - 8.75"
X-Large BTLIGATEKL-XL (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-XL (Right)

110+ lbs 14"+ 14"+ 6.3" - 9.25"

Measurement A: Circumference of middle to upper thigh
Measurement B: Circumference above the hock
Measurement C: Distance between the knee and the base of the hock

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
Small BTLIGATEKL-S (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-S (Right)

10 -15kg 21-25 cm 8-15 cm 11-14 cm
Medium BTLIGATEKL-M (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-M (Right)

15-30 Kg 26-31 cm 10-16 cm 14-18 cm
Large BTLIGATEKL-L (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-L (Right)

28–50 Kg 29-34 cm 12-18 cm 15-22 cm
X-Large BTLIGATEKL-XL (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-XL (Right)

Over 50Kg Over 36 cm -- 16-23 cm

Measurement A: Circumference of middle to upper thigh
Measurement B: Circumference above the hock
Measurement C: Distance between the knee and the base of the hock

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps. Place the brace on the leg and position the brace by lining up the central hinge with the knee (patella). The dog needs to be standing with their weight catered (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 2
Adjusting the lower padding (if needed): Use the biggest tool to loosen the two screws. Adjust the height of the padding by sliding it on the guide rail and then tightening the screws (Fig. 2).
figure 2 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 3
The lower padding is in the appropriate position when it rests above the knee (patella) without obstructing the joint (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 4
Adjusting the upper padding (if needed): follow the same procedure used for the lower padding (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 5
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 5).
figure 5 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 6
Secure all the Velcro straps (starting with the bottom strap) around the leg by passing them through the buckles. Tightly close with the Velcro straps (Fig. 6).
figure 6 for balto jump dog brace
Step 7
Secure the strap over the knee (patella) by moving it slightly upward. The strap over the knee stabilizes the two central hinges during flexion (Fig. 7).
figure 7 for balto jump dog brace
ANCHOR KIT
Step 1
Pass the back strap over the dog’s back, open up the anchor kit, and close it around the top of the contralateral leg. Tightly close with the Velcro strap.
Step 2
The straps and anchor kit are adjustable: Remove the Velcro ends and cut the strap to the desired length. Reapply the Velcro ends and tightly close with the Velcro strap to ensure the brace is stable.
Step 3
Pass the collar strap under the collar or harness and attach the other strap under the back strap.

NOTE: Exchanges and returns will NOT be accepted if the brace is altered.

SHIPPING

Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltousa.com

Please allow Balto® USA up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. There will be a shipping fee of $10.00 per order. For shipping outside the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, additional shipping costs may be incurred and the order should be received within 5-20 business days. Please be mindful of additional time for customs to process.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside the U.S, please contact us at support@baltousa.com

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto® USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Start a Return

Returns & Exchanges

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto USA reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto USA will accept returns or requests for refunds for any product within 30 days of receipt of product. Refunds will be processed within three business days of receipt of product and will be issued to the method of payment used at purchase. Keep in mind that refunds can take a 5-10 business days to reflect in your account. Refunds will only be honored if during the initial fitting the product is determined to be a poor fit, function, and/or the product is affecting the health or healing of the patient. Visual inspection may be required.

The brace must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have hair, wear, dirt, and/or no modifications can have been made to the brace. If the packaging is damaged there will be a 10% restocking fee deducted from that product's refund. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto USA does not offer refunds for refusal from your pet to wear the product. If the purchaser simply does not want to use the device for reasons other than described above, Balto USA will not issue a refund.

For supplemental nutritional items that include but not limited to Myos®, Kodiak Naturals, and Pincher® Chews: Returns and exchanges are only available for unopened, sealed products in original packaging.

Balto USA will NOT cover the cost of return shipping. If you are needing to exchange your brace, a return mailing label will be provided for you once your request has been approved. To exchange a product, you will need to place your new order online. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund.

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Tips & Tricks

  • Allow up to two weeks for your pet to fully accept the brace
  • Wear the brace for 30 minutes a day, increasing 30 minutes each day after, for up to 12 hours
  • Consult your veterinarian for specific instructions on when to wear your brace
  • Remove the brace when your animal sleeps at night
  • Inspect your pet for signs of skin irritation. If any are present, contact your veterinarian
  • In addition to wiping the brace clean, keep skin and fur that comes into contact with the brace clean
  • Inspect your brace regularly for any damage

CONTACT US

Maintenance & Repair

Need Replacement Parts? The following parts are available for this brace:

REPLACEMENT PART CCL Anchor Kit Strap - Ligatek

 

A clean brace not only prevents infections, irritation, and a stinky smell; but it also allows your brace to last longer. To help support the longevity of your bracing device, here are some of our tips on how to properly clean your orthopedic bracing:

  1. Remove as much hair as possible from any Velcro® frequently to prevent compaction.
  2. Use lint roller or lightly adhesive tape to remove hair from the material of the brace.
  3. By hand, use warm water and a gentle cleansing soap to remove any stains and odors.
  4. Rinse soap thoroughly from the brace
  5. Hang to dry. Once the brace is completely dry, it is ready for use!

The Balto® Ligatek is carefully designed to stabilize your dog's post-traumatic or acquired knee joint deficiency. With its adjustable hinges, the user can control the ROM (range of motion), and lock the joint into full immobilization or controlled degrees of flexion/extension. This enables the treatment of a variety of needs in a versatile way. The brace's width and length can be adjusted thanks to our trimmable straps, and the upper and lower padding can be extended or shortened to ensure an excellent fit around the leg.

Brace Applications:
  • Post-surgical support (for surgeries such as TPLO, TTA, ELSS, and MPL)
  • Structural support to injured or affected limbs
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Acute knee pain or discomfort
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates.
Brace Features:
  • Four lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support around knee joint
  • An adjustable external hinge with secure lock technology for a custom range of motion (ROM) setting
  • Range of motion can be set to a variety of degrees:
    • Full Joint Immobilization (typically used pre/post-surgically) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 30° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 75° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 30° extension position (EXT)
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes small through x-large, for left and right orientation. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here.

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

All Balto® braces are made from high-quality materials, not neoprene, which is known to: collect bacteria, provide inadequate support, and wear down quickly. A variety of sizes ensure a secure fit. No pinching straps.

Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. Apply brace for balanced increments of time, if appropriate, for pets under the age of 2 to prevent possible growth disturbances.

Compare Like Braces

spacer   balto jump product link

Balto Jump

balto bilateral jump product main image

Bilateral Balto Jump

balto ligatek product main image

Balto Ligatek

Uses

Used to stabilize the knee and provide compression. Used to stabilize the knee and provide compression bilaterally. Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the knee.

Splints

The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally. The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable.

Fit

Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit and comes with a male and female anchor kit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit while the braces anchor together across the back. Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit and comes with a kit for setting the range of motion (ROM).

Size Chart

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
Small BTLIGATEKL-S (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-S (Right)

20 - 35 lbs 8.25" - 10" 3" - 6" 4.3" - 5.5"
Medium BTLIGATEKL-M (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-M (Right)

35 - 65 lbs 10" - 12" 4" - 6" 5.5 " - 7"
Large BTLIGATEKL-L (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-L (Right)

60 - 110 lbs 11.5" - 13"4.75" - 7" 6" - 8.75"
X-Large BTLIGATEKL-XL (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-XL (Right)

110+ lbs 14"+ 14"+ 6.3" - 9.25"

Measurement A: Circumference of middle to upper thigh
Measurement B: Circumference above the hock
Measurement C: Distance between the knee and the base of the hock

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
Small BTLIGATEKL-S (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-S (Right)

10 -15kg 21-25 cm 8-15 cm 11-14 cm
Medium BTLIGATEKL-M (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-M (Right)

15-30 Kg 26-31 cm 10-16 cm 14-18 cm
Large BTLIGATEKL-L (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-L (Right)

28–50 Kg 29-34 cm 12-18 cm 15-22 cm
X-Large BTLIGATEKL-XL (Left)

BTLIGATEKR-XL (Right)

Over 50Kg Over 36 cm -- 16-23 cm

Measurement A: Circumference of middle to upper thigh
Measurement B: Circumference above the hock
Measurement C: Distance between the knee and the base of the hock

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps. Place the brace on the leg and position the brace by lining up the central hinge with the knee (patella). The dog needs to be standing with their weight catered (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 2
Adjusting the lower padding (if needed): Use the biggest tool to loosen the two screws. Adjust the height of the padding by sliding it on the guide rail and then tightening the screws (Fig. 2).
figure 2 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 3
The lower padding is in the appropriate position when it rests above the knee (patella) without obstructing the joint (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 4
Adjusting the upper padding (if needed): follow the same procedure used for the lower padding (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 5
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 5).
figure 5 for balto jump ligatek brace
Step 6
Secure all the Velcro straps (starting with the bottom strap) around the leg by passing them through the buckles. Tightly close with the Velcro straps (Fig. 6).
figure 6 for balto jump dog brace
Step 7
Secure the strap over the knee (patella) by moving it slightly upward. The strap over the knee stabilizes the two central hinges during flexion (Fig. 7).
figure 7 for balto jump dog brace
ANCHOR KIT
Step 1
Pass the back strap over the dog’s back, open up the anchor kit, and close it around the top of the contralateral leg. Tightly close with the Velcro strap.
Step 2
The straps and anchor kit are adjustable: Remove the Velcro ends and cut the strap to the desired length. Reapply the Velcro ends and tightly close with the Velcro strap to ensure the brace is stable.
Step 3
Pass the collar strap under the collar or harness and attach the other strap under the back strap.

NOTE: Exchanges and returns will NOT be accepted if the brace is altered.

Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltousa.com

Please allow Balto® USA up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. There will be a shipping fee of $10.00 per order. For shipping outside the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, additional shipping costs may be incurred and the order should be received within 5-20 business days. Please be mindful of additional time for customs to process.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside the U.S, please contact us at support@baltousa.com

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto® USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Start a Return

Returns & Exchanges

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto USA reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto USA will accept returns or requests for refunds for any product within 30 days of receipt of product. Refunds will be processed within three business days of receipt of product and will be issued to the method of payment used at purchase. Keep in mind that refunds can take a 5-10 business days to reflect in your account. Refunds will only be honored if during the initial fitting the product is determined to be a poor fit, function, and/or the product is affecting the health or healing of the patient. Visual inspection may be required.

The brace must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have hair, wear, dirt, and/or no modifications can have been made to the brace. If the packaging is damaged there will be a 10% restocking fee deducted from that product's refund. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto USA does not offer refunds for refusal from your pet to wear the product. If the purchaser simply does not want to use the device for reasons other than described above, Balto USA will not issue a refund.

For supplemental nutritional items that include but not limited to Myos®, Kodiak Naturals, and Pincher® Chews: Returns and exchanges are only available for unopened, sealed products in original packaging.

Balto USA will NOT cover the cost of return shipping. If you are needing to exchange your brace, a return mailing label will be provided for you once your request has been approved. To exchange a product, you will need to place your new order online. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund.

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • Allow up to two weeks for your pet to fully accept the brace
  • Wear the brace for 30 minutes a day, increasing 30 minutes each day after, for up to 12 hours
  • Consult your veterinarian for specific instructions on when to wear your brace
  • Remove the brace when your animal sleeps at night
  • Inspect your pet for signs of skin irritation. If any are present, contact your veterinarian
  • In addition to wiping the brace clean, keep skin and fur that comes into contact with the brace clean
  • Inspect your brace regularly for any damage

Need Replacement Parts? The following parts are available for this brace:

REPLACEMENT PART CCL Anchor Kit Strap - Ligatek

 

A clean brace not only prevents infections, irritation, and a stinky smell; but it also allows your brace to last longer. To help support the longevity of your bracing device, here are some of our tips on how to properly clean your orthopedic bracing:

  1. Remove as much hair as possible from any Velcro® frequently to prevent compaction.
  2. Use lint roller or lightly adhesive tape to remove hair from the material of the brace.
  3. By hand, use warm water and a gentle cleansing soap to remove any stains and odors.
  4. Rinse soap thoroughly from the brace
  5. Hang to dry. Once the brace is completely dry, it is ready for use!

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Dog did not tolerate hinged

. We had our doubts with which brace the vet recommended. My understanding is both are CCL

braces. We probably should have got the one WITHOUT the metal brackets... would have gotten more use. Our dog has very long, very thin legs and just couldn't manage the weight of the brace. The brace seems to look as it would work if my dog wasn't so dainty.

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Good Brace

Good quality brace for my large lab with a CCL injury. Takes a bit of time to adjust correctly to him and for him to adjust to walking with it. Slips down on leg a bit, but probably due to user error!! Overall I’m happy with the Baltic knee brace!

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Nice

Good brace helped my dogs torn ccl

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Fitment Issue/Return Policy

The XL was not large enough to properly fit our Great Dane's swollen knee depite measurements indicating it should. After numerous attempts to get her accustomed to it and trying to get it to fit - there was a lot of hair in the velco. I attempted to clean it, but anyone that has tried to get short, fine dog hair out of velcro knows it's nearly impossible. I did not return it because I could not get all the hair out of it and did not want to pay to ship it back and risk not getting a refund. Had it fit properly, I believe this would have been a great product. I will likely donate it to someone else in need of a brace. Our girl has since crossed over to the rainbow bridge, so I can't go back in time to check - but I wonder if perhaps her knee had swollen more from the time I measured and ordered the brace until it arrived a week or so later. Thus, I would suggest changing your instructions to add a "re-measure" step just prior to trying to fit the brace on the dog in case swelling changed the measurements. This might help someone else avoid the fitment frustration and "hair in velcro" that I encountered.

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Amazing results

Good morning, I have to share an amazing review of your ligatek brace. Our senior dog tore her CCL and after 4 failed surgeries to try to repair it, we decided to stop torturing the poor girl and go this route instead. I wish we had tried this right away and saved all that money. Its amazing!

We are from Edmonton Alberta, quite a flat area so not too many challenging walks. We decided to head out to the Rockey Mountains for the weekend and go camping. We really put it to the test. We climbed loose rocky inclines, went down loose rocky hills, through muddy puddles (her choice..not mine lol) and in one of the coldest rivers. Without the brace she can barely walk around the yard, and with it we did 5km, 2 days in a row! My husband and I were shocked! And best of all she didn't even need painkillers after.

I am so grateful we found your brace, it has added a quality of life we never thought we would see again. She loves walks and it devastated us to think she would never enjoy another long adventure.

Thank-you!!

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