Sunday, December 4, 2022

Animal O and P responses

Thomas Karolewski

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to thank all those individuals that provided suggestions regarding individuals working with animals. I have forwarded all the e-mail on to the student and they are very grateful also. I am listing the responses below so everyone on the listserv can benefit. Thank you again for all your help.


Bob frank, CPO has an equine bracing business and also is the clinical director for Prosthetics for Life Foundation (where I also work). He can be contacted at [email protected] and through

And he also has a website at equinebracing.

Did you happen to see this article on

Some other links from searches:

Incredible Animal Prosthetics

Jim Alaimo: [email protected]

Check out Pawsability – Janice Olinch(sp?) at she’s a canadian certifee who now works exclusively with animals.

Animals are the best to work with. O&P business news dec 1 2000 issue was dedicated to animal o&p. One of my projects was featured, Zeus. I have done several braces for drop paw from radial nerve damage usually related to getting hit by a car. I have made a prosthesis for a black lab that worked out well, he walked well paw over paw and had the neighbors scratching thier heads. I will get some pics together for you. Let me know if I can do anything. I own first choice O&P Kirksville mo. Ted Deininger

Here is a local pedorthist that moved on to just doing O&P for animals.

Ronnie Graves CPO , Bushnell fl.

check out

Here is a link to a website you may be interested in:

Contact Kevin Carroll. He has done a ton of work with animals and is always interested in discussion.

I have done a number of orthoses for dogs over the past 7 yrs. Mostly for ACL injuries. A couple have been post-op and the others have been when they’re to old for the surgery. I’ve done some research on hip dysplasia’s but haven’t had to make anything. They get very complicated because of the harnessing that has to take place to hold the affected orthosis in place. You need to go over the dog’s lower back (pelvic region) and attach a contralateral thigh cuff to the non affected limb to hold the managed hip’s orthosis in place to allow it to do its job.

Paul De La Torre CPO.C.Ped, Mutt Bracemaker

As far as i remember Dr Graham was working in this area.

Name:Dr Phil Graham-Smith

Job Title:Senior Lecturer

Unit Name:School of Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Sciences


Phone No:52327

Fax No:

Email Address:[email protected]


Thomas Karolewski, CP, FAAOP
Director of Prosthetics Education
Northwestern University Prosthetic-Orthotic Training Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
680 n. Lake ShoreDrive
Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: 312-503-5704
Fax: 312-503-5760


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