If you are preparing for surgery to repair a damaged bone or joint, you are also likely planning for how you will take care of your rehab once the surgery has taken place. Medication and physical therapy are two of the most popular ways to help heal a part of the body after it has been surgically repaired, but another fantastic option that you may very well want to consider is the use of a cryocuffs.
What is a CryoCuff from Aircast?
Aircast Cryocuffs are removable pieces of equipment that can be heavily useful after things like a knee or foot surgery. It works as a simple alternative to icing and reduces the need for you to get up and replace your ice pack once it has thawed and melted.Aircast CryoCuff Knee
Using an Aircast Cryo Cuff knee after knee surgery or replacement can save you lots of time if you are diligent about icing, is likely cheaper in the long run, and also helps you stay off your feet for much of the day, which is exactly what you should be doing in the days right after surgery.
Aircast Cryo Cuff Shoulder
Benefits of Using Cryo Cuff from Aircast
So what are the primary benefits of using a Cryo Cuff? Let’s break them down together!
Overall, Cryo Cuff has the goal of drastically improving the entire cooling or “icing” process of your post-surgical recovery by drastically reducing the number of times you need to get up and go get new ice. It’s primary benefits over using traditional ice include:
- Major reduction of ice that is needed, Cryo Cuff reduced the amount to just about a handful of ice per day for the entire day
- Reduces your need for freezing ice packs
- Reduces your need to get up and go to the freezer, which keeps you off your feet
- Zero risks of water or chemical leakage
- Easy to transport, empty and clean
- The hose is detachable, which means that you can keep icing while you move around
How Does the Aircast Cryo Cuff IC Cooler Work?
Now that you know that many benefits of using a Cryo Cuff, you are probably pretty curious about how all this is possible. Essentially, cold water enters the cuff and provides the user with cold, near-freezing temperatures. As the bladder of the cuff fills with that ice-cold water, it creates pressure against the skin of your body. Beyond that, the cuff features a hole where your kneecap goes so that your knee can always be properly aligned with the joint.
On top of that, there is a cooler and a tub that continuously sends cold water from the cooler, through a tube and to the knee.
You may ask: "What does the IC stand for?" The IC stands for Intermittent Compression which means that the cryocuff slowly compresses your effected area on an On/Off style which some studies have shown to be beneficial to your icing regimen.
Overall, if you are serious about rehabilitating your bone or joint following surgery, using a cryo cuff is highly important. Keep in mind that you can purchase attachments that can fit your shoulder, ankle, knee, wrist, hip, foot, back, elbow, and thigh. For that reason, there is no doubt that if you need a cuff to help you with your rehab, you’ll be able to get one!
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