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Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace

Balto® Ligatek – Adjustable Hinged Knee Brace

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Supports:

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

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The Balto® Ligatek is meticulously engineered to provide stability for dogs with post-traumatic or acquired knee joint weakness. The user has the ability to manipulate the range of motion (ROM) and secure the joint in either complete immobilisation or specific degrees of flexion/extension using the adjustable hinges. This allows for the management of diverse demands in a flexible manner for the injured pet. Our trimmable straps allow for easy adjustment of the brace's width and length, while the upper and lower padding can be extended or shortened to guarantee a precise 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

    Instead of neoprene, which is known to harbour bacteria, offer insufficient support, and wear out rapidly - all Balto® braces are crafted from high-quality, non-neoprene materials. Various sizes guarantee a snug fit. Specially designed to avoid pinching.

    Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. For essential bracing in pets younger than two, use a brace for balanced intervals of time to avoid potential growth disruptions.

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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 36 cm - 45.7 cm 17.8 cm - 22.8 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.baltouk.co.uk

    Please allow Balto® UK up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. Non-expedited, ground shipping is free with purchase in UK only. For shipping outside the United Kingdom to the European Union (excluding Italy), 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 EU or to Italy, please contact us at support@baltouk.co.uk

    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® UK will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

    RETURNS & EXCHANGES

    Start a Return

    Returns & Exchanges Policy for all orders on www.baltouk.co.uk

    Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto UK reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto UK 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. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto UK 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 UK will not issue a refund.

     

    Balto UK 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 UK 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

    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 meticulously engineered to provide stability for dogs with post-traumatic or acquired knee joint weakness. The user has the ability to manipulate the range of motion (ROM) and secure the joint in either complete immobilisation or specific degrees of flexion/extension using the adjustable hinges. This allows for the management of diverse demands in a flexible manner for the injured pet. Our trimmable straps allow for easy adjustment of the brace's width and length, while the upper and lower padding can be extended or shortened to guarantee a precise 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

      Instead of neoprene, which is known to harbour bacteria, offer insufficient support, and wear out rapidly - all Balto® braces are crafted from high-quality, non-neoprene materials. Various sizes guarantee a snug fit. Specially designed to avoid pinching.

      Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. For essential bracing in pets younger than two, use a brace for balanced intervals of time to avoid potential growth disruptions.

      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 36 cm - 45.7 cm 17.8 cm - 22.8 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.baltouk.co.uk

      Please allow Balto® UK up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. Non-expedited, ground shipping is free with purchase in UK only. For shipping outside the United Kingdom to the European Union (excluding Italy), 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 EU or to Italy, please contact us at support@baltouk.co.uk

      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® UK will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

      Start a Return

      Returns & Exchanges Policy for all orders on www.baltouk.co.uk

      Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto UK reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto UK 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. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto UK 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 UK will not issue a refund.

       

      Balto UK 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 UK 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

      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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