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Breg Polar Care Glacier Cold Therapy System

Size Guide

Wrap-On Polar Pad Size Chart

Sizing Tips

  • Shoulder - if you are above a 40" chest, choose the XL pad.
  • Knee
    • If your thigh is greater than 12" at its largest point, choose the XL pad.
    • Measure 6’ above the knee cap (picture below) then measure around your thigh.  If you do not have a measuring tape, wrap an 8 1/2 x 11” piece of paper around your thigh and make your best estimate. 
Measuring Your Thigh
Size Guide

Wrap-On Polar Pad Size Chart

Sizing Tips

  • Shoulder - if you are above a 40" chest, choose the XL pad.
  • Knee
    • If your thigh is greater than 12" at its largest point, choose the XL pad.
    • Measure 6’ above the knee cap (picture below) then measure around your thigh.  If you do not have a measuring tape, wrap an 8 1/2 x 11” piece of paper around your thigh and make your best estimate. 
Measuring Your Thigh
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Purchased by 200+ customers

#7 in Cold Therapy
#4 in Back Cold Therapy
#5 in Hip Cold Therapy
#6 in Knee Cold Therapy
#6 in Ankle Cold Therapy
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Discover the Breg Polar Care Glacier: Optimal Cold Therapy for Recovery

Breg Polar Care Glacier: Targeted Ice Therapy for Diverse Medical Needs

Broad Applications

Suitable for post-operative care and various surgeries

Pain and Inflammation Relief

Proven effectiveness for chronic pain and physical therapy

Orthopedic Recovery

A popular choice for managing post-surgical discomfort

Bilateral Knee Support

The optional Y-connector allows for simultaneous knee therapy, perfect for bilateral knee procedures

Comprehensive Injury Care

It's specially designed to treat a range of post-surgical andacute injuries, helping reduce edema, swelling, and pain effectively

Reliable Warranty

Backed by a 6-month warranty on the cooler and pads, ensuring peaceof mind with your investment

Authenticity Guaranteed

Authentic Breg products are available only through authorizedretailers, ensuring quality and reliability

Legally Compliant

Its sale is restricted to or on the order of a medical professional, in linewith United States Federal Law

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.

How to Use the Breg Polar Care Glacier System: Easy as 1-2-3

Revolutionize Recovery with Breg Polar Care Glacier: Premier Cold Compression Therapy

Innovative Therapy System

Optimal recovery with advanced technology

Anatomical Design

Pads tailored for specific body areas

Quiet & Compact

Non-disruptive and space-efficient design

High-End Value

Luxury cold therapy at an accessible price

Rapid Relief

Fast shipment for immediate therapy start

Proven Results

Clinically validated effectiveness

Essential Accessories

Additional options for enhanced treatment

Trusted Quality

Renowned for reliability and excellence

Renowned for reliability and excellence

Positively reviewed by numerous users

Medical Professional Restricted

Exclusively available through healthcare providers

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 Tips

  • Shoulder - if you are above a 40" chest, choose the XL pad.
  • Knee
    • If your thigh is greater than 12" at its largest point, choose the XL pad.
    • Measure 6’ above the knee cap (picture below) then measure around your thigh.  If you do not have a measuring tape, wrap an 8 1/2 x 11” piece of paper around your thigh and make your best estimate. 
Measuring Your Thigh

Pad Dimensions

Body Area Size Dimensions (LxW)
Multi-Use XL WrapOn Pad
Multi-Use XL 11.25″ x 11.25″
Knee WrapOn Pad
Knee Regular 10.25″ x 11.25″
Knee Large 11.5″ x 12″
Knee XL 12.25″ x 19″
Shoulder WrapOn Pad
Shoulder Regular 10.25″ x 11.5″
Shoulder XL 13″ x 21.5″ 10″ x 11.75″
WrapOn Hip Pad
Hip 11.5″ x 12″
Ankle WrapOn Pad
Ankle 8.25″ x 9.75″
Back WrapOn Pad
Back 8.25″ x 11″
Hand / Wrist WrapOn Pad
Hand / Wrist 8.5″ x 9.75″



All shipping is performed Monday - Friday and does not include federal holidays and/or major carrier holiday schedules. 

We offer free shipping on all orders over $188.00 and on select items, within the continental USA (48 states), and offer a standard flat rate of $9.99 for orders less than $188.00

Ground and expedited orders from OrthoBracing.com are shipped by UPS, USPS, or FedEx. Please be certain to provide the billing address at the time of checkout that matches the billing address on file at the credit card issuing bank. Packages can be shipped to a different address.  The billing address must match the credit card address or the credit card will likely be declined. Please contact CS@orthobracing.com for any clarification or assistance with this.

*OrthoBracing.com is not responsible for theft or loss of items once delivered to your address confirmed by the carrier.*

"Overnight", "Next Day Air", and "2nd Day Air" refer to BUSINESS DAYS only (Monday - Friday). Therefore, a Next-Day Air order placed on Thursday can be received on Friday. Likewise, a Next-Day Air order placed on Friday can be received on Monday. A 2nd Day Air orders placed on Thursday would arrive on Monday, whereas a 3-Day Select order would arrive on Tuesday if ordered on Thursday. If a holiday occurs during the shipping period, then the shipment will be delayed by one business day. UPS and FedEx do not move packages on holidays.

"Next Day Air Saturday Delivery": We do not quote the cost for this service because it's not available in all areas of the country. There is a large increase in the cost to send packages for Saturday delivery. If it's Friday and you are in need of a Saturday delivery, please e-mail us at CS@orthobracing.com so that we may confirm if Saturday delivery is possible in your area. We can also inform you of the cost of this service.


Shipping Method

Estimated Shipping Time



7-10 Business Days*


Standard Shipping

4-5 Business Days**



2-3 Business Days

Calculated at Checkout


1 Business Day

Calculated at Checkout

 * OrthoBracing.com’s choice for shipping method ie USPS, FedEx, UPS.


  • Free shipping offers apply to Standard Ground Shipping within the Continental U.S. only.
  • If Expedited shipping is needed, charges still apply.
  • OrthoBracing.com’s special offers may not be combined with any previously placed orders.


  • Orders placed by 12 noon EST will generally ship the same day or next-day depending on the product and warehouse location, pending credit approval and inventory status. Customers needing delivery to arrive by a certain date should choose an expedited shipping method.
  • Orders are processed and shipped with priority given to overnight, 2nd-day air and 3-day select orders. Ground orders are shipped as soon as possible but may be delayed due to inventory status.
  • Eastern Standard Time is used when placing and shipping orders.
  • The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges when returning an item for an exchange or for a return. See Return Policy for determining if a product is eligible for exchange or return. 


If a package is damaged, the customer is asked to notify OrthoBracing.com in order to file a damage claim with the carrier.  We will then send out a replacement item for the original.  Notification of shipment damage cannot be used to cancel an order altogether.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact us (704) 312-2575 

Shipping Refund Request:

Shipping Refund Request Form 


OrthoBracing.com is committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer care. For this, we have specific guidelines to ensure proper communication. Our return policy serves to protect the integrity of our products, as well as to provide full transparency to our loyal customers. We understand that our customers expect the products they receive to be compliant and sanitary, and our goal is to meet those expectations.


Individual results will vary when using Cold Therapy. It is strongly suggested that you work with your healthcare provider before making any purchases of medical equipment or supplies. OrthoBracing.com does not provide a warranty or guarantee that a cold therapy product will treat your condition or relieve your symptoms. All cold therapy products have a minimum 30-day warranty. 


Almost all products sold on OrthoBracing.com are available for warranty replacement, if defective. If you have a question about the return eligibility of a particular product please submit a warranty claim form.

We reserve the right to limit multiple requests for warranty replacement on products that are deemed damaged by customer misuse, abuse, or failure to properly maintain the equipment to manufacturers' specifications.


Please email returns@orthobracing.com to initiate a return or exchange to receive an RA# OR simply go to this linkand follow the prompts. 


  • Packages that show delivered via tracking number are not eligible for refunds. We ask that you please check with your neighbors and other occupants before submitting a claim.  Packages can often be recovered or located by the carrier via a claim. Please contact the appropriate carrier to start a claim.  FedEx- 1-800-463-3339; USPS- Local post office phone number; UPS 1-800-742-5877.  If the carrier determines that the package is lost, please contact us with your case number so that we can investigate further and assist you. 


Orders made by mistake (i.e. a left instead of a right, medium instead of a large, Breg Polar Care Cube pad vs. Breg Kodiak Pad, etc.) are eligible for an exchange if the incorrect size or item was ordered.

All items must be in NEW condition to be exchanged (they cannot be used; plastic bag must be sealed for all cold therapy pads). There is no restocking fee but a return shipping fee will apply if OrthoBracing.com is asked to send a return label. Before shipping any product back, you must first obtain an authorization number (RA#) via email at the following address: CS@OrthoBracing.com.

If you have additional questions please contact customer support by phone (704)312-2575 or email cs@orthobracing.com, during normal business hours (9:00am-1pm EST).


To qualify for a return/refund, product(s) must be in the original, UNOPENED, manufacturer's packaging. We cannot accept opened packages, with no exceptions. In the case that a product is sent back to us opened, the possibility of a refund will be void. Orthobracing.com places a label on certain items that are not in sealed packages by the manufacturer for the safety of our customers. Returned items with this label must be intact (not cut) to receive a refund. If this label has been removed or tampered with, the possibility of a refund will be void. 

Returns are accepted if returned within 14-days of delivery, are in NEW / UNUSED condition, are in their original packaging with documentation and the blue security tape is still 100% intact. If all conditions are met, a 25% restocking fee will apply. A restocking fee will apply on all returns, with no exceptions. 

Because cold therapy products come in contact with incisions after orthopedic surgery and use municipal water, we have to make the assumption that once they leave our facility they have been used. We cannot, in good faith, ship this type of merchandise to another patient and have them bear the increased risk of getting an infection. For you as a customer, we want you to know that all cold therapy products coming from our warehouse have not been used by another customer in any manner. All sales final on cold therapy products. Cold therapy machines and pads are not returnable, if there is an issue with performance of your products, you are eligible for a warranty replacement.

Before shipping any product back, you must first obtain an authorization number (RA#) via email at the following address: returns@OrthoBracing.com. The RA# must be written on the packing slip inside the box. Do not write RA# on product boxes and do not put return label on manufacturer’s packaging. Please ship returns in a study box.

OrthoBracing.com will not be responsible for lost return packages. Please provide tracking numbers via email if the sender is shipping back. Otherwise, OrthoBracing will send you a return shipping label and the cost of that shipping will be deducted from the refund. 

Do not refuse the delivery of your order. Refunds will not be issued for refused shipments.

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The below items are NOT ELIGIBLE for return or exchange:

  • Cold Therapy Units
  • Cold Therapy Pads/Wraps
  • Used Braces
  • Sterile dressings and pads
  • Products without original packaging
  • Cervical Traction Devices
  • TENS units
Cold therapy machines and pads are not returnable, if there is an issue with performance of your products, you are eligible for a warranty replacement.

**If you have any questions regarding the refund policies, please contact cs@orthobracing.com. **


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About Us

Our mission is to deliver quality products through our nearly two decades in healthcare. With the opioid epidemic raging, our products provide a unique way for customers to deal with their pain and rehabilitation. We've seen the positive effects our products make on the lives of our customers and we are excited to serve you. 

Having someone who knows the ins-and-outs of surgery is important when you are deciding where to purchase your recovery products. We have seen these products work first hand, we weeded out the 100s of products that do not work and we concentrate on the ones that really provide benefit. We have also invested in developing resources to educate you on the pros and cons of the products. We offer same day shipping on a vast majority of our products that we warehouse here in Charlotte, North Carolina. We know that you need your recovery items fast, communication to be clear and we work tirelessly to delivery you great customer service.

Family and small business...

When you can work with your family it blurs the line between having fun and work. Eve (4)  is our consummate helper with small boxes. Henson (6) loves to measure boxes, stack them, and occasionally build forts. Jordan is the analyzer and numbers guy. I am an attorney by training, photography lover by choice and all around level-headed problem fixer. 

Mary Grace is our absolute all-star at OrthoBracing.com! Customers love her, she has an amazing Spotify play list and she brings lots of laughter (and the occasional British accent) to the office. We are so lucky to have her work alongside us as this business serves more and more people. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Brandon Lund
It's awesome and stays ice cold for hours.

What sold me on this cooler is that it looked very similar to the one I had in 2012 when I had a knee surgery. It is very well made, holds lots of ice and stays ice cold for hours. Here are a couple tips if your using it to ice your knee. Take a large tube sock and cut the toe off. Now you can slide it up your leg and you have a comfortable barrier between the cooling pad. Buy a smart plug any the big box store. Go into your alexa app and create a routine. Mine is set to turn on for 20 minutes then turn off for 20 minutes then repeat. This is awesome because you don't have to think about it and if you fall asleep, your all set. Buy it. You won't be dissapointed.

Loved it and Bought it for a Friend In Need

I received the Breg Polar Care Glacier Cold Therapy System at Dartmouth's New London Hospital following my knee replacement surgery. I loved it. It was quiet, easy to use, kept my knee cooled and swelling down. And it beat one that we had used for my mother - and kept having to replace the ice often. I liked it so much that I bought the system for my BFF who was approaching knee replacement in Wisconsin. She found it easy to use pre-op and so glad she had it post op. I highly recommend it. Great delivery and service - Thank you!

Richard Solwitz

I like the glacier because it's large and should last a long time unlike the polar. I would like the pad more if the water came in from the side because it hurts my leg as it comes out and goes down the leg.

Hip pad

Having a problem with the pad for my hip. It leaks so much they it gets my bandage wet. I submitted a warranty claim.

Nelson Thompson
Positive Results after Knee Surgery

This was knee surgery number seven for me and I have used a number of cold water circulation systems to minimize swelling and associated pain. I especially liked the large capacity water reservoir and this enabled me to go most of the day with one ice refill. I am very happy with the equipment and will use it again as needed. I cannot recommend a better system to reduce post surgical swelling and pain.