The Walkin’ Hock Splint will accommodate injuries to the heel and stabilize the lower rear limb. It supports pet's hock or heel while keeping the paw free. This type of splint is ideal for Achilles Tendon problems and immobilization of the hock joint.
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’ Rear 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. During night time hours we recommend using the Walkin’ Hock Hugger to continue to offer light support.