Therapeutic cold is used to manage tissue injury (Cryotherapy) and to
alleviate pain (Cryoanalgesia)
The preoperative and postoperative use of Continuous Cold Therapy after knee arthroplasty is effective in terms of pain control and functional knee scores without a significant change in surgical blood loss (1 ).Continuous Cold Therapy has been shown to decrease blood loss, pain and swelling of the operative knee versus an ice bag or the use of traditional narcotics (1). Studies have also shown lower pain scores vs. epidural analgesia, Robert Jones bandage, narcotic administration, and crushed ice. Overall, most studies noted no difference in range of motion of the operative knee, a decrease in swelling, and a decrease in blood loss with the cold compression (2).
1 Is cold therapy really efficient after knee arthroplasty? Ersin Kuyucu et al. Annals of Medicine and Surgery. 2015 Dec; 4(4): 475–478.
2 The Use of Cryotherapy After a Total Knee Replacement: A Literature Review. S.E. Markert. Orthopaedic Nursing: January/February 2011 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 29–36
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AquaCold - Cold Therapy Device
Indicated for use after surgery or injury to reduce pain and inflammation.
High quality, electronic controller with convenient easy-to-read LCD display
Soft and breathable fabric body contouring pads target cold to the exact area needed.
Large capacity, 6 liter tank allows for longer usage time.
Maximizes patient treatment time
Provides full visibility of the state of water and ice in the tank
Adjustable flow rate provides soothing continuous cold therapy.
Large, easy to read LCD display offers safe monitoring of prescribed treatment time and temperature.
Increases patient compliance, satisfaction, and treatment efficacy.
Drug free pain relief.
Ice and water fill indicator.
AquaCold Therapy Device with Universal Cold Pad
Universal cold pad
Shoulder cold pad
Knee cold pad
Ankle or foot cold pad
AquaCold Cold Therapy Device with Shoulder Cold Pad
AquaCold Cold Therapy Device with Knee Cold Pad
AquaCold Cold Therapy Device with Ankle/foot Cold Pad
The Benefits of Safe and Comfortable Cold Therapy
Cold temperatures slow down the rate of cellular metabolism allowing for the survival of damaged cells. These cells would have otherwise died due to the high metabolic activity of the neighbouring healthy cells
Cold temperature reduces the extent of tissue damage, allowing the affected tissues, ligaments, joints, and muscles to heal
The cold penetrates deeply through the tissues and into the joints causing a numbing of the nerve endings and reduced transmission of pain sensation from the injury site to the brain
RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) therapy is a very effective way to manage muscle, ligament and joint injury