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Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace

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The Balto Ligatek Knee brace has been carefully designed to stabilize post-operative trauma or knee joint degeneration. Owners are able to set the range of motion (R.O.M) to veterinarian specification utilizing the adjustable hinges. Choose from a variety of degrees for full immobilization or controlled degrees of flexion-extension movements; aiding in a customizable treatment. The upper and lower padding can be extended or shortened to ensure an excellent fit around the leg.

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Sizing guide for all braces

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20 - 35 lbs 8.25" - 10" 3" - 6" 4.25" - 5.5"
Medium BTLIGATEKL-M (Left)


35 - 65 lbs 10" - 12" 4" - 6" 7"


60 - 110 lbs 11.5" - 13" 4.75" - 7" 8.75"


110+ lbs 14"+ -- 9.25"

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh
Measurement B: Circumference above the hock
Measurement C: Distance between the knee and the base of the hock
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Returns & Shipping

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 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.

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.


Promotion Return Policy: The purchase of any Balto USA product(s) using a promotional code(s) must additionally abide by the Balto USA Promotional Return Policy requirements. If a return is requested, the customer can: a) return promotional item(s) in their original, undamaged packaging with the return of their Balto USA product(s) purchase or b) return only the purchased Balto USA product(s) and have market price of the promotional item(s)* deducted from the refund of payment. In the event that the returned promotional item(s) are found used or damaged upon receiving, the market price of the promotional item(s)* will be deducted from the return of payment.


*KONG® Assorted Box - The assorted box includes 12 KONG® toys (small to large breeds) - $164.00 value.


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Full Description

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.

Recommended for:

  • Post-operative care in cases of cranial-caudal cruciate ligaments deficiency (TPLO, TTA surgical procedures), patellar surgical procedures (Sulcoplasty, tibial tuberosity transposition, fracture), extracapsular technique, and patellar tendon synthesis.
  • Conservative treatment usage as an alternative to surgery for conditions such as cranial and caudal cruciate ligament injury and/or tear, traumatic or acquired collateral ligaments deficiency, joint capsule trauma, and patellar dislocation.


  • Comes with removable anchor kit strap to contralateral leg for added stability
  • Anchor kit can be used to connect to Balto Jump for bilateral leg support
  • Adjustable hinges and padding
  • Trimmable straps
  • Hand washable (always remove padded parts before washing)
  • Available in 4 sizes and as left or right knee

Quick Tips

  • 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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Reviewed by Debbie
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Rated 5 out of 5

Post-Op TPLO Brace

Finally got to see this brace in action at their booth in Orlando. The hinges have an adjustable range of motion that most braces don't allow for. Looking forward to seeing more veterinarians incorporate this brace into their rehabilitation plans.

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Reviewed by Diane W.
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Rated 2 out of 5


This did not fit my dog at all. It was the correct size because a small would have been too little and a large too big. I wonder if it is because Shiba Inus have different shaped legs. It was a lot if money for something to keep in a drawer.

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Balto® USA

Hi there! We are sorry to hear that you are having sizing issues. We do accept exchanges and returns. Please review our Returns & Shipping Policy that was agreed to upon checkout and sent with your order. If you qualify for an exchange or return, we would be more than happy to assist you with it. You can contact us at -