Want To Recover From Knee Surgery? Cold Therapy is Your Best Bet!

There are hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries done in the Unites States every year.  Knee problems face not only athletes but most adults at some point in their lives.  The knee is the largest joint of the body and is the most complex.  The knee connects the thigh with the rest of the leg and supports almost all of a patient’s body weight, making the knee more susceptible to multiple injuries and conditions.  With the numerous types of knee surgery available, patients are enjoying a more pain free life style.

Here are 8 common types of knee surgery performed in the United States.

Meniscectomy

Meniscus Repair

Meniscus Transplant

Plica Surgery

Lateral Release

Tendon Repair

ACL Reconstructive Surgery

Knee Replacement

When visiting your doctor, there are a few questions you will need answers to:

1.  How severe is the injury and what if, any surgery will be performed?

2.  What type of physical therapy will you be able to tolerate and what will the schedule be?

3.  Will cold therapy be provided by your physical therapist?

Want To Recover From Knee Surgery Cold Therapy is Your Best Bet!Cold therapy is commonly used after orthopedic surgeries and is especially helpful in pain control after knee surgeries.  Cold therapy reduces swelling and therefore, relieves the patient’s pain better and more effectively than pain medicine alone.  The lack of swelling to the surgical area actually accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

Cold therapy has come a long way since bags of melting ice or frozen peas. Patients can put ice in a bag or buy that bag of frozen peas, but there are better and safer options. Bags of ice are messy and patients risk the chance of infection to the wound area.  The IsoComforter cold therapy system produces virtually no condensation, keeping the wound clean and dry.  The IsoComforter cold therapy systems uses ice water circulated through a sterile or non-sterile pad that wraps around the entire knee. This innovative and patented Iso-tube, uni-flow design is the most effective way to deliver cold therapy to the entire knee and continuously circulates cold water to the targeted area.

Studies have shown that patients using cold therapy systems are more likely to follow their rehabilitation regiment because of the ease and convenience that the cold therapy system provides. The use of cold therapy has also been shown to reduce the amount of post-surgical physical therapy visits needed by some patients.  What this means for the patient is lower medical bills, less pain, and a quicker recovery.

Patients want faster relief with less pain medication. Although, pain medication is helpful to most patients after surgery, it does pose certain risks.  Patients don’t want to become dependent on pain medication, they want faster relief and the ability get back to their normal lives without the dependence of pain medications.  Cold therapy has proven to be the safest, most efficient form of non-medicine pain relief after surgery.

IsoComforter cold therapy is easy to use.   The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit is designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The Cryotech 100™ can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years, IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

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