Elbow Pain or Injury – Acute

Post-surgery, fragmented coronoid process (FCP), ununited anconeal process (UAP), acute on chronic osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis (OC), osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), elbow dysplasia, pain associated with radius curvus, jump down syndrome (traumatic FCP), ununited medial epicondyle (UME), effusion secondary to tick borne or autoimmune disease, acute injury, (sports injury, i.e., tumble out of chute, run into fence), post athletic activity, sore after running, medial compartment syndrome.
  1. A small or large Assisi Loop can be used to treat the elbow area of the pet depending on the positioning of the Loop and size of the pet.  Small Assisi Loops can be used for up to Border-Collie-sized pets when treating the pet from inside or outside of the elbow.  Larger pets need the larger Assisi Loop for this positioning.  Large dogs can use a small Assisi Loop if the limb is placed through the Loop and the Loop is placed around the center of the elbow.  Positioning is extremely important for optimal effect.  See Pictures
  2. Both elbows can be treated if the pet is small enough to have the Loop go around the elbows or around the elbows and the body.  See Pictures.  The pet may need to be held during treatment with this placement to maintain proper Loop positioning.  It is important to maintain the circular shape of the Loop and not allow it to elongate.
  3. CAUTION:  Do not force the Assisi Loop over the pet’s head or body.  If it does not slip easily over the head or body, place the Loop on the side of the elbow.  Forcing the animal’s head and body through the coil can be traumatic to the pet and may overly stress the connection of the coil to the circuit board inside the Loop case.
  4. If the pet is not being held for treatment, position them lying down, preferably flat on the ground or up on their elbows (if treating only one elbow).
  5. Place the Assisi Loop on the outside of the elbow with the center of the Loop over the elbow.  See Pictures
  6. If the pet will not lie down, an Assisi LOOP-AID can be used.  Attach the Assisi Loop with two Velcro straps to maintain the Loop position with the center of the Assisi Loop over the elbow.  See Pictures
  7. Please supervise your pet when using the Assisi Loop and LOOP-AID and remove the Loop immediately after the therapy session has ended.
  8. The signal generator can be positioned to help balance and stabilize the unit during treatment.
  9. The signal generator should be located in view of the person treating the pet.
  10. Do not leave the pet unattended when using this placement as small movements can change the positioning of the Loop and the area being treated.
  11. Turn the unit on by pressing the button on the front of the white rubberized signal generator; green lights will illuminate about once per second.
  12. Keep the unit in place for the full 15 minutes until the unit shuts off.
  13. Use the Assisi Loop 4 times daily, if possible, for 5 days.  Treat twice daily for an additional 5 days or until pain is completely resolved.
  14. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal nitric oxide enhancement.
  15. For those treating osteoarthritis in multiple parts of the body: The Loop is only guaranteed to last the minimum 150 treatments if it is not used more frequently than once every 2 hours: If you are treating OA in multiple parts of the body, you will need to treat EACH AREA at least twice per day. We recommend:
    • Using more than one Loop so you can treat multiple areas in the same 15 minutes
    • Use the same Loop for multiple areas, waiting 2 hours between treatments
    • Use the Loop more frequently than every 2 hours, knowing that the battery may last for significantly fewer treatments and negate the warranty

Pet Owner Responsibility. A panel of licensed, experienced veterinarians has developed this Guide.  Pet owners should use this protocol only to treat a condition listed above and as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.  Other protocols in this Guide should be used only as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.

Important: Before starting treatment, please consult product label for optimal product use and safety guidelines. To learn more about the technology, visit our website.

Battery Life: When the lights are blinking 2-3 times per second, the battery is running low and a new Assisi Loop should be purchased. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal battery efficiency.

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