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Breg Polar Care Glacier Cold Therapy System

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Breg ® Polar Care Glacier Cold Therapy System

Product Details

The Breg® Polar Care Glacier Cold Therapy System balances the needs of the patient and the clinician. Its easy-to-use, feature-rich design makes it a great choice for hospital use. With the addition of ice and water, your patients will enjoy up to 13 hours of cold therapy according to their own comfort level. At a capacity of 11 quarts of water, the Glacier gives you the largest capacity cooler on the market which equates to many hours of cool soothing relief. 

Proper use requires an insulation barrier between the pad and the patient’s skin. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a medical professional.

Common Examples of Use Post Operative Arthroscopic Procedures Reconstructive Procedures Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Post-Trauma, Chronic Pain, or Physical Therapy Product.

  • High flow rates ensure even temperature distribution
  • Whisper-quiet pump technology allows your patient to rest easy
  • Durable, powerful construction provides peace of mind
  • Best-in-class therapy time and weight balance increase a nurse's efficiency Temperature control allows the physician to adjust the protocol to the individual patient


When it comes to outpatient orthopedic injuries, two treatment options prevail—medication and physical therapy. But did you know that over 40% of patients prefer physical therapy to drug-based alternatives?

Patients seek physical therapy for a wide range of issues, including sports injuries, fibromyalgia, stress-induced body pain, whiplash, nerve pain, OA , and chronic back pain.

Physical therapists and sports medicine professionals rely on many pain relief techniques, including cold-based therapies.

Cold therapy slows down blood flow, decreasing swelling in the process. It also protects body tissue from inflammation while reducing bruising.

The Breg Polar Care Glacier goes the extra mile in providing superior cold therapy for surgery recovery, sports medicine, post-trauma injuries, and chronic pain conditions.

Learn more in this complete buyer's guide to the Breg Polar Care Glacier system.

Benefits of the Polar Care Glacier

Health care professionals can combine their Glacier cold therapy unit with multi-use pads to treat multiple parts of the body. Buyers can also purchase pads, wrap-ons, and sterile dressings specifically designed to treat wrists, ankles, shoulders, hips, and more areas.

Durable design and therapy time optimization deliver an excellent return on investment. This cold therapy system is ideal for sports medicine physicians and physical therapists who treat everything from blunt injuries to chronic pain.

Pad sizes are also available in extra-large to accommodate more patients. The Polar Care Glacier also combines with polar eye masks and TMJ pads to relieve jaw and ocular pain.

Not only do buyers enjoy a high return on investment, but patients become less dependent on prescription pain medications after surgery, making the Polar Care Glacier a top post-surgery recovery solution.


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Who Is the Polar Care Glacier Meant For?

The Polar Care Glacier helps a number of patients.

Athletes enjoy fast muscle injury recovery, while retired athletes use the Glacier for long-term pain management post-career. Runners, fitness enthusiasts, and recreational athletes also enjoy the benefits of the Glacier.

Chronic back pain sufferers can regularly use cold therapy systems to manage pain without prescription medication. Patients with rheumatoid OA, chronic foot problems, and torn shoulder muscles enjoy the double benefits of cold and compression therapies.

The Polar Care Glacier can also be used for long-term relief from migraines and ocular pain. Combine the unit with a Breg eye mask to enjoy long-lasting migraine, sinus, and ocular pain relief.

Dentists and patients can also combine Polar Care units with TMJ relief pads to relieve debilitating Temporomandibular joint pain.


Healthcare professionals and patients can enhance cold therapy with accessories.

Optimize the Polar Care Glacier with extra 4ft extension tubes, 60" compression straps, PC Y Adapters, and replacement power supply.

For fast 2-hour relief, try Breg's quick Polar Care Packs. These specially formulated gel packs come vacuum packed, keeping the gel effective for long-lasting relief. Packs evenly distribute cold temperatures to the affected area.

Buyers can also purchase Polar Care Wraps to secure the Polar Pads in place comfortably.

WrapOn Polar Pads Application Videos






Instructions For Use


Retrieve the correct pad for cold therapy.

Injuries need targeted treatment. For example, to treat a knee injury, use a Breg WrapOn knee pad with a matching dressing. Any other pad design may deliver too much coldness to the area, resulting in tissue injuries.

The dressing also works as an insulation barrier to protect the skin. Don't apply a Breg Polar Pad directly onto the skin without a sterile dressing.

Breg Polar Pads come with soft, comfortable elastic straps to secure the pad in place. Place the pad over the injury, and pull the straps over the pad, wrapping them in place.

Notice the attachment on the Polar Pad. This attachment plugs directly into the Polar Care Glacier cooler.

Find the matching connector on the unit, press down the square buttons on both connectors, and plug them together. The attachments will make a click sound once fastened.


Plug the power supply cord into the cooler's DC jack on top of the lid. The unit works immediately, circulating ice and water in the cooler and distributing cold water directly to the pad.

Check the skin every one to two hours to avoid any skin injuries. Patients can use the Polar Care Glacier at home under strict instructions from a doctor. Don't extend cold therapy beyond the prescribed limit.


Simply unplug the unit to shut it off. Detach the pad from the unit by pressing down the square buttons on both connectors, unfastening both attachments.

Drain the pad by placing it over a sink with the hose pointing down. Squeeze the pad to remove any excess water. Empty the pad between every cold therapy session.

Drain and rinse the pump between uses. Twist off the unit's filter cap and run it under hot water. Pull out the small filter and rinse it out with hot water, as well.

Sizing for Pads

Multi-Use XL WrapOn Pad WrapOn Pad, XL Multi-Use 11.25″ x 11.25″ 04790
Sterile Polar Dressing, XL Multi-Use 02344
WrapOn Pad, XL Multi-Use Long Stem (16″ long) 11.25″ x 11.25″ 04740
Sterile Polar Dressing, XL Multi-Use 02344
Knee WrapOn Pad WrapOn Pad, Knee 10.25″ x 11.25″ 04700
Sterile Polar Dressing, Knee L 04708
WrapOn Pad, L Knee 11.5″ x 12″ 04703
Sterile Polar Dressing, Knee L 04708
WrapOn Pad, XL Knee 12.25″ x 19″ 04705
Sterile Polar Dressing, Shoulder L 04908
Shoulder WrapOn Pad WrapOn Pad, Shoulder (Universal) 10.25″ x 11.5″ 04900
Sterile Polar Dressing, Shoulder L 04908
WrapOn Pad, Shoulder, w/ Extra Long Straps (9″, 12″ and 29″ long) 10.25″ x 11.5″ 04903
Sterile Polar Dressing, Shoulder L 04908
WrapOn Pad, XL Shoulder (Universal) 13″ x 21.5″ 10″ x 11.75″ 04905
Sterile Polar Dressing, XL Shoulder 04918
WrapOn Hip Pad WrapOn Pad, Hip 11.5″ x 12″ 04750
Sterile Intelli-Flo Dressing, Hip 10680
Ankle WrapOn Pad WrapOn Pad, Ankle* 8.25″ x 9.75″ 04730
Sterile Polar Dressing, Ankle 02508
Back WrapOn Pad WrapOn Polar Pad, Back** 8.25″ x 11″ 09800
Sterile Polar Dressing, Back 09810
WrapOn Polar Pad, Back w/ Long Straps (17.5” and 5” Straps) 8.25″ x 11″ 09805
Sterile Polar Dressing, Back 09810
Hand / Wrist WrapOn Pad WrapOn Polar Pad, Hand / Wrist*** 8.5″ x 9.75″ 10750
Sterile Polar Dressing, Small Ankle 02508


** The above measurements are a length by width measurement.

**  WrapOn Pads may be used with the Breg Polar Care Glacier, Breg Polar Care Cube, and Breg Polar Cub only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Teresa Baumann
Replaccement wrap for knee

My wife had a knee replacement in 2016 and we purchased your ice machine. It was definitely a smart buy. She used it for weeks and it was so much better than ice packs. Now I am using it after having my knee replaced 10 days ago and it is great. We sent for replacement pad and it fit perfectly and we had no problem. We both would definitely recommend your product.

Mark Morasch
Good ...but

I used a Breg Polar Care 20 years ago when I had ACL surgery. So I made sure to have a Polar Care for my knee replacement. At $386, I found it to be a little pricey, but necessary.
My one complaint is that the handle does not lock the lid down tight when in the upright locked position. In fact the lid pops up when the handle is in the locked position, to get the lid to stay closed you must leave the handle down in the unlocked position. For the price, I expected a much higher quality cooler.

Linda Brownson
Replacement wrap for knee/shoulder for my Breg

I just had my knee replaced and I needed a new wrap on pad and I ordered it then after that I noticed it would not come quickly and I contacted your company and they were able to change my order and I received it quickly and I am all set up and its running perfectly. Thanks so much for the quick service.


My wife had knee replacement done. Keeping her knee iced was must. Product works very well. Just fill with ice and water and you’re good to go. Much better than having to use ice packs and constantly having to change them. Would definitely recommend this product.

Linda Denny
Knee Replacement

Great therapy for home use. Love it! Easy to use and it remained cold for along time.