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Balto Flexor - Adjustable Hock Brace

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Regular price$304.99
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Supports:

  • Achilles Tendon/Ligament Injury
  • Tarsal Bone Fractures
  • Tarsus (Hock) Instability
  • Hyperextension
  • Hyperflexion
  • Arthritis/Arthrosis
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The Balto® Flexor is a post-surgical and rehabilitation brace with an adjustable hinge designed for canine ligament injuries and joint diseases of the hock. This brace has been designed to provide stability to the canine tarsal joints in the event of traumatic or congenital instability. The Flexor hock brace for canines provides full range of motion (R.O.M) control, which allows for partial or full immobilization of the joint; allowing you to customize to the pet’s needs. Regulated flexion-extension movements of the tarsal joint allow proper healing by reducing stress and excessive strain, depending on your dog’s need post-surgically.

Brace Applications:
  • Provide contralateral support
  • Post-surgical support
  • Acute canine hock pain management
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates
Brace Features:
  • Two lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support
  • 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) / 45° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 15° extension position (EXT)
  • Length and width adjustable – upper and lower padding can be lengthened or shorten on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes x-small/small through x-large/xx-large. 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 Flexor

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Balto Hock

Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

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

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

 

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 3.15 - 4" 22 - 33lbs
M/L 4 - 5.5" 33 - 99lbs
XL/XXL 5.5 - 7" Over 99lbs

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 8-10 cm 10-15 Kg
M/L 10-14 cm 15-45 Kg
XL/XXL 14-18 cm Over 45 kg

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Adjusting the upper and 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 . Repeat on all four (Fig. 1 & 2).
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Step 2
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 3).
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Step 3
After setting the length and degree, 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 tarsus (hock) (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto flexor brace
Step 4
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. 5 & 6).
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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 for standard shipping and 1 business day for Next Day Air. Shipping rate is calculated at checkout. 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 supplement, nutritional, or consumable product items: 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

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Maintenance & Repair

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

REPLACEMENT PART Padding

 

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® Flexor is a post-surgical and rehabilitation brace with an adjustable hinge designed for canine ligament injuries and joint diseases of the hock. This brace has been designed to provide stability to the canine tarsal joints in the event of traumatic or congenital instability. The Flexor hock brace for canines provides full range of motion (R.O.M) control, which allows for partial or full immobilization of the joint; allowing you to customize to the pet’s needs. Regulated flexion-extension movements of the tarsal joint allow proper healing by reducing stress and excessive strain, depending on your dog’s need post-surgically.

Brace Applications:
  • Provide contralateral support
  • Post-surgical support
  • Acute canine hock pain management
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates
Brace Features:
  • Two lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support
  • 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) / 45° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 15° extension position (EXT)
  • Length and width adjustable – upper and lower padding can be lengthened or shorten on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes x-small/small through x-large/xx-large. 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 flexor product

Balto Flexor

balto hock main image

Balto Hock

Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

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

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

 

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 3.15 - 4" 22 - 33lbs
M/L 4 - 5.5" 33 - 99lbs
XL/XXL 5.5 - 7" Over 99lbs

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 8-10 cm 10-15 Kg
M/L 10-14 cm 15-45 Kg
XL/XXL 14-18 cm Over 45 kg

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Adjusting the upper and 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 . Repeat on all four (Fig. 1 & 2).
figure 1 for balto flexor brace figure 2 for balto flexor brace
Step 2
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto flexor brace
Step 3
After setting the length and degree, 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 tarsus (hock) (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto flexor brace
Step 4
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. 5 & 6).
figure 5 for balto flexor brace figure 1 for 6balto flexor brace

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 for standard shipping and 1 business day for Next Day Air. Shipping rate is calculated at checkout. 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

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 supplement, nutritional, or consumable product items: 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 Padding

 

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!

Size Chart & Instructions Quickview

 

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 3.15 - 4" 22 - 33lbs
M/L 4 - 5.5" 33 - 99lbs
XL/XXL 5.5 - 7" Over 99lbs

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 8-10 cm 10-15 Kg
M/L 10-14 cm 15-45 Kg
XL/XXL 14-18 cm Over 45 kg

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Adjusting the upper and 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 . Repeat on all four (Fig. 1 & 2).
figure 1 for balto flexor brace figure 2 for balto flexor brace
Step 2
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto flexor brace
Step 3
After setting the length and degree, 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 tarsus (hock) (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto flexor brace
Step 4
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. 5 & 6).
figure 5 for balto flexor brace figure 1 for 6balto flexor brace

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Alternative to surgery

Asked my vet why the dog was still limping. She thinks a torn ligament. I live in a small town and it will cost thousands by the time I travel for an orthepedic recommendation, CAT scan and possible surgery. The vet recommended the Balto Flexor and gave me the information to order one. It came quickly with an instruction booklet. We are using it now for when the dog and I go for walks. His lameness has improved significantly even though he doesn't like the brace. I have great hopes this will help his body repair the damage because this guy is too young to be crippled up. Thank you.

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Steady brace

It's been very sturdy and helping my dogs gait since he has a luxating patella. Great product!

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Life Saver!

My boy was born with unopertable OCD. He is 7 and 1/2 now and We recently had a flare up that made it unable to stand. He is 150 lbs, our Help Em Up harness allowed us to get him up however this brace allowed him to be able to stand and walk on his own. Thank you!

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Hi Tamera, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that the brace has been a lifesaver for your fur baby and has helped alleviate the discomfort caused by his condition. It's our mission to provide quality products that improve the quality of life for pets and their owners. We're so glad the brace has allowed your boy to regain mobility and independence. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or need assistance. We're always here to support you and your beloved pet.

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Thank you!

My dog was born with inoperative OCD in his hock. He is now 7 1/2 years old and has just had a severe episode and I found this brace. It is allowing my baby to walk, thank you

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Great product! Jessica Terry and Lucky

Balto flexor is an amazing product. It gives the support my 13 year Beagle mix needed. Excellent quality and fast shipping!

Thank you,

Jessica and Lucky 🐾

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