I had knee replacement surgery 6 weeks ago the knee cast gives me pain relief and helps keep swelling down. I spend a lot of time using it it's super easy to use. The only bad thing I have to say is it needs longer tubing.
Thank you so much for this product. Love this! This is so much better than an ice pack. They tend to not stay cold long enough, they break and this cooler just makes it easier. This doesn't leave you wet if the ice pack breaks. The knee pad covers more of an area than an ice pack and it stays put. I don't need two ice packs one for each side of the knee. It stays where you put it. This is so much more convenient. We also bought the hip pad, I'm having a total RT hip replacement in February.
I bought the aircast system for my knee surgery many years ago, and now I am using it for my rotator cuff surgery on my shoulder. The relief is almost instantaneous with the pressure and the cold.
Took a little practice but it is not difficult to master putting the shoulder pad on with just one hand.
The best part as you can use it with or without power. It works as gravity fed by lifting it I'm dropping it periodically to exchange the water.
The best part; it was less than 1/3 the price renting think it's there a similar product from the doctor's office. And the support staff at aircast is wonderful. I had a problem with my knee pad having sprung a leak and they shipped one out overnight at no cost to me so that I did not have to suffer during my recovery.
Originally got Aircast due to knee replacement surgery. Came with the knee accessory. My spouse had rotator cuff repair six months before. Then I had a recurrence of a tendon injury to my foot. We decided to get the shoulder and foot accessories. Foot cleared up in record time! Spouse can use shoulder acc anytime non-repaired shoulder acts up.
So easy to use! One suggestion: Forget ice in it! Get 2 Yeti small ice "cubes" (they have sm & lg; lg doesn't fit) at any sporting goods or hardware store (about $20/ea). They are easy to switch out and stay colder than ice for up to 8 hiurs. Can switch them out so you always have a frozen one. No mess and keeps circulating water very cold.
I definitely recommend the Aircast system.
What a great invention! This system of timed icing and compression is so awesome after surgery. My surgeon recommended it and I am so glad I have it. The compression is like a blood pressure cuff that starts and stops but it is files with icy cold water. With elevation and the cryo system my pain level is reduced dramatically! You have to get one! I urge you to spend the money. It is worth way more than the cost!