How to put on the Walkin’ Hock Splint
The Walkin’ Hock Splint will accommodate injuries to the heel and stabilize the lower rear limb while keeping the paw free. This type of splint is ideal for Achilles Tendon problems and immobilization of the hock joint.
- Supports pet’s hock or heel.
- Conditions that may benefit from the Walkin’ Hock Splint include:
- tarsal hyperextension
- tarsal joint instabilities or malformations
- soft tissue injuries to tarsal tendons/ligaments
- osteoarthritis of tarsal joint
- Degenerative Joint Disease of Tarsus (DJD)
- post-surgical protection.
The Hock Splint does NOT extend under the paw; 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.
Measure from the top of your pet’s paw at the point located on the backside of the leg to the midpoint between hock and knee.
|XSmall||5.75″ / 14.6 cm|
|Small||6.5″ / 16.5 cm|
|Medium||7.5″ / 19.1 cm|
|Large||9.25″ / 23.5 cm|
|XLarge||11.25″ / 28.6 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.