VEST with Ehmer Sling
Indications for Use
- Post Closed Reduction of Craniodorsal Coxofemoral Luxations
- Post Open Reduction of Craniodorsal Coxofemoral Luxations
- Post Operative Management of Acetabular, Femoral Head and Neck and certain Femoral Fractures
- Prevention of Quadriceps Tie-down following Internal Fixation of Femoral Shaft, Supracondylar or Distal Physeal Fractures in Immature Dogs
- To Prevent Weight Bearing of the Hind Limb
- To Encourage Weight-bearing in the Contralateral Limb for Rehabilitative Therapy
The VEST with Ehmer Sling is a superior alternative to bandaging. The products are machine washable and reusable for multiple patients. The VEST with Ehmer Sling eliminates the trauma to the skin caused by traditional bandaging, improving patient comfort and recovery. The system is easy to apply and can be used for either hind limb. Rehabilitation therapy can be performed with ease throughout recovery.
The system is comprised of the VEST, Ehmer Sling, Skirt (for dogs with long torsos) and Additional Stabilization Strap. The VEST serves as a platform for attachment of the rest of the system components. The Skirt attaches to the VEST to add length, if necessary to accommodate animals with long torsos. The Ehmer Sling is a single piece construction that bifurcates. The hock is held securely at the apex of the sling while the two arm of the sling secure to the VEST and/or Skirt. The Additional Stabilization Strap secures to the Ehmer Sling and can be attached anywhere on the VEST and/or Skirt. This construction allows for a range of positioning options. The limb can easily be maintained in a flexed position with abduction and internal rotation, as desired following reduction of craniodoral coxofemoral luxations.
A veterinary prescription is required to order this product.
*Choosing the Right Size
Size is based on measurement #2, which is the circumference of the chest. Please use the table below to select the best size for your dog.
|Measurement #2 - Chest||Measurement #4 - Length|
|XXXS||10" - 13"||25.4 - 33.02||5.75"||14.605|
|XXS||14" - 16"||35.56 - 40.64||6.5"||16.51|
|XS||17" - 19"||43.18 - 48.26||7.0"||17.78|
|S||20" - 22"||50.8 - 55.88||8.5"||21.59|
|S/M||23" - 25"||58.42 - 63.5||9.0"||22.86|
|M||25" - 27"||63.5 - 68.58||12.0"||30.48|
|M/L||28" - 34"||71.12 - 86.36||12.0"||30.48|
|L||35" - 39"||88.9 - 99.06||13.0"||33.02|
|XL||40" - 43"||101.60 - 109.22||14.5"||36.83|
|XXL||44" - 58"||111.76 - 147.32||16.0"||40.64|
The DogLeggs' VEST and supplemental components are constructed from a lightweight material that is VELCRO® Brand fastener compatible. This material is highly breathable and has wicking properties. The material does not pull the fur and is impregnated with a natural fiber that reduces odor and inhibits bacterial and fungal growth. VELCRO® Brand fasteners are used for closure and attachments. The product and supplemental components are machine washable.
US Patent No: 7,665,425