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Balto® Flexor - Adjustable Hock Brace

Regular price$475.99 CAD
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Supports:

  • Achilles Tendon/Ligament Injury
  • Tarsal Bone Fractures
  • Tarsus (Hock) Instability
  • Hyperextension
  • Hyperflexion
  • Arthritis/Arthrosis

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Featuring an adjustable hinge, the Balto® Flexor is a rehabilitation and post-surgical brace intended for canine ligament injuries and joint maladies of the hock. In the event of congenital or traumatic instability of the canine tarsal joints, this brace has been specifically engineered to offer stability.

The canine Flexor Hock Brace offers complete range of motion (R.O.M) regulation, enabling either complete or partial immobilization of the affected joint. This feature permits customization to suit the specific requirements of the companion. Post-surgically, regulated flexion-extension motions of the tarsal joint promote proper healing by reducing excessive strain and stress, depending on the needs of your dog.

 

BRACE APPLICATIONS

  • Provide contralateral support
  • Post-surgical support
  • Acute canine hock pain management
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates

 

BRACE FEATURES

  • Two lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support
  • 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) / 45° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 15° extension position (EXT)
  • Length and width adjustable – upper and lower padding can be lengthened or shorten on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

 

Comes in sizes x-small/small through large/x-large (x-small/small through x-large/xx-large). To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

Learn How Properly Fit the Balto Flexor to Your Pet

Non-neoprene braces from Balto® are constructed from inferior materials; neoprene is notorious for harboring pathogens, offering insufficient support, and deteriorating rapidly. A range of dimensions guarantees a snug fit. A no-pinch product. Recommended for all ages, unless veterinarians advise otherwise. When applicable, apply the brace in proportionate increments of time for animals under the age of two to avoid potential growth disruptions.

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Balto Flexor

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Balto Hock

Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally.

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

 

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 3.15 - 4" 22 - 33lbs
M/L 4 - 5.5" 33 - 99lbs
XL/XXL 5.5 - 7" Over 99lbs

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 8-10 cm 10-15 Kg
M/L 10-14 cm 15-45 Kg
XL/XXL 14-18 cm Over 45 kg

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Adjusting the upper and 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 . Repeat on all four (Fig. 1 & 2).
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Step 2
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 3).
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Step 3
After setting the length and degree, 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 tarsus (hock) (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto flexor brace
Step 4
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. 5 & 6).
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Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltocanada.com

Please allow Balto® Canada up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. There will be a shipping fee of CA$10.00 per order. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside Canada, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com

Please visit our Returns & Exchanges Policy for questions regarding return shipping and exchange shipping.

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

Start a Return/Exchange

Returns & Refunds

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto® Canada reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto® Canada 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.

Returns must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have: hair, wear, dirt, and/or modifications. 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® Canada 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 those described above, Balto® Canada will not issue a refund.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com.

Exchanges

The fastest way to ensure you get the correct product is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund for the brace returned. Exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have: hair, wear, dirt, and/or modifications. 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.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your exchange, and let you know if the exchange refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return-for-exchange, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com.

Damages and issues

Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Return & Exchange Shipping

Balto® Canada 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. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return or exchange will not be accepted.

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

RETURN SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

European Union 14 day cooling off period

Notwithstanding the above, if the merchandise is being shipped into the European Union, you have the right to cancel or return your order within 14 days, for any reason and without a justification. As above, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

Start a Return or Exchange

To start a return, you can complete our simple Returns & Exchanges Form or contact us at support@baltocanada.com. Please note that returns will need to be sent to the following address:

227g Brunswick blvd. Pointe Claire, QC H9R4X5

You can always contact us for any return or exchange questions at:

support@baltocanada.com.

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

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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!

Featuring an adjustable hinge, the Balto® Flexor is a rehabilitation and post-surgical brace intended for canine ligament injuries and joint maladies of the hock. In the event of congenital or traumatic instability of the canine tarsal joints, this brace has been specifically engineered to offer stability.

The canine Flexor Hock Brace offers complete range of motion (R.O.M) regulation, enabling either complete or partial immobilization of the affected joint. This feature permits customization to suit the specific requirements of the companion. Post-surgically, regulated flexion-extension motions of the tarsal joint promote proper healing by reducing excessive strain and stress, depending on the needs of your dog.

 

BRACE APPLICATIONS

  • Provide contralateral support
  • Post-surgical support
  • Acute canine hock pain management
  • ROM regulation for specific rehabilitation plans
  • Conservative treatment; use as an alternative to surgery for ineligible surgical candidates

 

BRACE FEATURES

  • Two lightweight airplane aluminum splints for support
  • 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) / 45° extension position (EXT)
    • Reduced Range of Motion (ROM) (typically used during rehabilitation) = 30° Flexion Position (FLEX) / 15° extension position (EXT)
  • Length and width adjustable – upper and lower padding can be lengthened or shorten on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

 

Comes in sizes x-small/small through large/x-large (x-small/small through x-large/xx-large). To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

Learn How Properly Fit the Balto Flexor to Your Pet

Non-neoprene braces from Balto® are constructed from inferior materials; neoprene is notorious for harboring pathogens, offering insufficient support, and deteriorating rapidly. A range of dimensions guarantees a snug fit. A no-pinch product. Recommended for all ages, unless veterinarians advise otherwise. When applicable, apply the brace in proportionate increments of time for animals under the age of two to avoid potential growth disruptions.

Compare Like Braces

spacer   balto flexor product

Balto Flexor

balto hock main image

Balto Hock

Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally.

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

 

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 3.15 - 4" 22 - 33lbs
M/L 4 - 5.5" 33 - 99lbs
XL/XXL 5.5 - 7" Over 99lbs

SIZE DISTANCE A-B WEIGHT
XS/S 8-10 cm 10-15 Kg
M/L 10-14 cm 15-45 Kg
XL/XXL 14-18 cm Over 45 kg

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Adjusting the upper and 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 . Repeat on all four (Fig. 1 & 2).
figure 1 for balto flexor brace figure 2 for balto flexor brace
Step 2
Adjusting the hinges: Use the smaller tool to adjust the hinges (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto flexor brace
Step 3
After setting the length and degree, 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 tarsus (hock) (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto flexor brace
Step 4
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. 5 & 6).
figure 5 for balto flexor brace figure 1 for 6balto flexor brace

Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltocanada.com

Please allow Balto® Canada up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days. There will be a shipping fee of CA$10.00 per order. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside Canada, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com

Please visit our Returns & Exchanges Policy for questions regarding return shipping and exchange shipping.

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

Start a Return/Exchange

Returns & Refunds

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto® Canada reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto® Canada 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.

Returns must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have: hair, wear, dirt, and/or modifications. 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® Canada 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 those described above, Balto® Canada will not issue a refund.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com.

Exchanges

The fastest way to ensure you get the correct product is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund for the brace returned. Exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have: hair, wear, dirt, and/or modifications. 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.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your exchange, and let you know if the exchange refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return-for-exchange, please contact us at support@baltocanada.com.

Damages and issues

Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Return & Exchange Shipping

Balto® Canada 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. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return or exchange will not be accepted.

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

RETURN SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

European Union 14 day cooling off period

Notwithstanding the above, if the merchandise is being shipped into the European Union, you have the right to cancel or return your order within 14 days, for any reason and without a justification. As above, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

Start a Return or Exchange

To start a return, you can complete our simple Returns & Exchanges Form or contact us at support@baltocanada.com. Please note that returns will need to be sent to the following address:

227g Brunswick blvd. Pointe Claire, QC H9R4X5

You can always contact us for any return or exchange questions at:

support@baltocanada.com.

  • 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!