Breg ® Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System


  • Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Compression Therapy System

    The Breg Polar Care Wave is part of the third generation of cold compression system products that deliver cold therapy through anatomic wraps while also providing compression, which has been clinically proven to decrease narcotic use post-operatively.¹ 

    The Polar Care Wave cold therapy system is a motorized cold therapy machine housed in a simple, quiet, and compact unit with various anatomic pads such as knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, universal, and back. Polar Care Wave combines motorized cold therapy with active compression in a simple and compact system, making it ideal for facility and home use. Polar Care Wave is easily transported from the hospital, physical therapy clinic, or athletic training room to the patient’s home, extending the benefits of cold and compression. 

    This is the highest-end cold therapy product on the market in its price category. A comparable system you should google is "Gameready" to best understand the value you are receiving with this cold therapy unit. Gameready is a great device and nearly 10x the cost. The Polar Care Wave delivers a great value for the clinical benefit. 

    If you are a patient having bilateral total knee arthroplasty, consider a y-connector and a second knee pad so you can ice both knees at the same time. 

    The Breg® Polar Care Wave Cold System is intended to treat post-surgical and acute injuries to reduce edema, swelling, and pain where cold and compression are indicated. 

    Application Video

    Breg Wave Introduction Video

    Instructions for Use (IFU)

    Warranty: Manufacturers warranty is 6 months on the cooler and pads. 

    Authentic Breg products are not sold on Amazon. Only authorized retailers can provide Breg Products. 

    United States Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a medical professional. It is intended to be used by or on the order of licensed healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics, athletic training settings, or home settings.

    Features and Benefits


    • Single patient use facility-to-home unit

    • Remarkably easy to operate

    • No additional barrier needed

    • Ice bag accessory available for an easier way to refill system


    • Varied levels of cold + compression settings

    • Y-adapter for bilateral usage

    • Multiple pad configurations


    • The compact design facilitates transport

    • The system alone and system/pad combos available

    • Hose-management storage system

    • Whisper quiet pump technology encourages rest and recovery


    • High-quality Cold Compression Pads and replacement parts (Shoulder, Back / Spine, Knee, Hip, Universal 

    • Class II 510(k) clearance

    Adjustable compression therapy settings: Regular, Low and Off

    Regular = 50 mmHg average peak compression
    Low = 25 mmHg average peak compression

    Adjustable cold therapy settings: Regular, Low and Off

    Colder ≥ 45°F average operating temperature of the pad
    Cold ≥ 50°F average operating temperature of the pad


Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
Stephanie K
Recovery game changer

I purchased my PolarCare Wave after starting PT (jan 2022) for my ankle ORIF(11/2021). I wish I had known about this device sooner as I would have DEFINITELY purchased it as soon as possible. It has greatly reduced the pain and swelling in my foot, ankle and leg. The pad I purchased wraps around my foot and comes halfway up my calf, which is a huge help in reducing pain/swelling. The ice and water stay cold for hours. It is small enough that I can easily move it to different rooms. It works just as well as the GameReady device used at physical therapy.

Mary Dant
Game Changer

Ordered this post knee replacement to help with pain and swelling … NOT DISAPPOINTED! The circulating cold along with intermittent compression has helped tremendously, especially after PT exercising. I recommend purchasing the ice bags to go with. Or you can break out the old manual ice trays. The unit uses a good bit of ice per run cycle. The Polar Care Wave System has been and continues to be a huge help in my recovery—a real game changer!

Paul S.
Beyond belief!!

I purchased the Breg Polar Care Wave after extensively researching a cold therapy product to assist in my recovery from knee surgery. Prior to ordering from orthobracing, a friend lent me their cold therapy machine, which was not a Breg, which I used for two days. Upon receiving the Breg, which arrived in three days, I noticed a huge difference between the two brands. Breg was amazing! Better insulated, keeping the ice longer, and more powerful with the circulation. Now add the compression mode, wow! I must say the Compression mode really helps with the pain and recovery. Not a doctor, so I don’t know how or why but it definitely h felt even better with the cold and compression at the same time.

G. Allen
Incredible Ice Machine! 5 Stars!

The Breg Polar Care Wave is an amazing ice machine. It is light, easy to use and extremely quiet. The ice bags work really well. I bought 2 packs (8 bags all together). While 4 are being used, the other 4 are in the freezer. The universal pad is awesome; it works great on all parts of the body. 5 Stars all the way!

Very helpful

Easy to set up and operate. Provides effective cooling and compression