How to put on the Walkin’ Carpal Splint
Walkin’ Carpal Splint is a lightweight support for the carpal joint, ideal for tendon and ligament damage, and stabilization after surgical procedures.
Conditions that may benefit from Walkin’ Carpal Splint include:
- carpal hyperextension
- carpal or metacarpal joint instabilities or malformations
- osteoarthritis of the carpal joint
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Carpus (DJD)
- soft tissue injuries to carpal tendons/ligaments
- post-surgical protection.
Note: The Walkin’ Carpal Splint will support the wrist or carpus only, and does not extend under the foot or paw of the animal. If full lower limb bracing is needed, please see our Walkin’ Front Splint.
It’s important to remember that any splint or bootie placed on a pet’s foot will need to be removed at bedtime, and should be removed for at least an hour during the day to allow the foot to breathe.
To determine correct Carpal Splint size, measure from the top of paw at the point located on the backside of the leg to the midpoint between carpal joint and elbow
|XSmall||5″ / 12.7 cm|
|Small||5.75″ / 14.6 cm|
|Medium||6.25″ / 15.9 cm|
|Large||6.5″ / 16.5 cm|
|XLarge||7.5″ / 19.1 cm|
If joint is swollen due to arthritis or other medical condition, go up a size to accommodate swelling, and adjust fit using foam to create a more custom fit.