Hi, It is an old tread but I though I would share my experience with the Balto Dog Brace for knee. https://australia.alpha-mobility.com/shop/balto-dog-knee-brace-bt-jump/ Our 5 yrs old Border Collie Molly snapped her left Cruciate 6 months ago. Given the price and possible complications surgery was not an option for us. Our vet suggested we try the Balto brace. The brace gave her great support as there are aluminium splints inserted in the sides of the brace. It took her a few hours to get used to it but she could put weight on the leg. We used the brace for nearly 2 months just for peace of mind. She is good now. I can't speak highly enough of it.