Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.
Orthopaedic Specialists recommend PHYSIOLAB, a UK-based company who supply highly effective cooling and compression products to aid orthopedic swelling and pain management.
The application of post-surgical cryotherapy benefits patients in a variety of ways:
- Swelling reduction: early reduction of swelling enables you to regain range of movement faster.
- Pain management: PHYSIOLAB provides a natural way to manage pain (giving an analgesic effect), meaning you can minimise the use of opiates and their unwanted side effects.
- Fast rehabilitation: due to the reduction in swelling and improved pain management, you can begin their rehabilitation at a much earlier stage.
PHYSIOLAB devices are controlled, safe and efficient. They are also hospital friendly and portable, meaning you can begin treatment immediately post-surgery, see how to order section below. You can then take the unit away for continued use at home.
Your consultant will advise you on how many weeks you should order a PHYSIOLAB device for post-surgery.