OrthoPets Launches Biodegradable Anatomically Shaped Casts to Eliminate Pressure Sores

  • Over 60% of cast-treated pets get additional injuries from the cast
  • UPETS Total Limb Cast (TLC) tackles these issues with anatomically shaped bi-valve splints that are based on 30,000 animal limb 3D scans
  • The splints are made from biodegradable, breathable and heat mouldable Woodcast material, that is stronger than fiberglass, and has been used to treat over 1.5 million human patients since 2010
  • The team is attending London Vet Show and is available on stand L51

Today OrthoPets, a subsidiary of material company Dassiet, has launched a safe, biodegradable and effective casting solution for veterinarians. The anatomically shaped splints cover the entire range of casting treatments, from full leg cast to paw or toe injuries. The products are tackling the widely known issues of veterinary casting – Over 60% of animals with a cast get additional injuries*.

“Sores, pain and stiffness are always on the horizon with casting. But if we take the cast off too early, the leg can be injured again because of lack of proper support. UPETS tackles these problems all at once. I find it easy to apply the pre-shaped casts even for very small or large dogs and make adjustments if needed. I can watch my patients walk off the clinic normally with their cast, knowing they can wear it safely until fully healed. We see significant and immediate improvement in patients compared to the common cast”, says Dassiet Chief Veterinarian Jouni Niemi, who oversees the clinical research of UPETS.

The UPETS TLC products are made from FDA and CE approved Woodcast material used in human casting and splinting. Bandages, padding and tape are replaced with a soft, self-cohesive Unitex fabric that passes moisture and dries fast. TLC products are engineered for easy destabilization by removing parts of the splint, and the same product can be used throughout the whole treatment. The breathable, lightweight materials combined with the anatomical fit help prevent sores and restore normal position and movement of the limb.

OrthoPets founder Martin Kaufmann, who has worked with Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics for over 20 years, is behind the anatomical design of the UPETS TLC products. He comments: “The common cast is very problematic, but we’ve lacked better alternatives. Now, with the Dassiet supermaterials and OrthoPets’ vast experience in veterinary biomechanics we have re-engineered the common cast. UPETS TLC is anatomical and safe. It’s stress-free for both the vet and the pet. It brings veterinary casting to the modern day and offers a better standard care option for all vets and orthopaedic surgeons out there.”

Veterinary professionals interested in finding out more can speak to the OrthoPets experts on stand L51 at London Vet Show. The team will also be presenting a session on Novel Total Limb Cast Systems at London Vet Show on 11th November, 14:00-15:00 in Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/Orthopet-LondonVetShow

For more information about the UPETS Total Limb Cast products, please visit: www.upets.vet/TLC

Watch product videos at www.upets.vet/videos

*https://bit.ly/ResearchGate-SoftTissueInjuries-CastApplication