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Product Details

Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Compression Therapy System

The Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System 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 Breg 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. The Breg Polar Care Wave cold therapy system combines motorized cold therapy with active compression in a simple and compact system, making it ideal for facility and home use. The Breg Polar Care Wave cold therapy system 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 Breg Polar Care Wave cold therapy system 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. 

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

Simple

  • 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

Customizable

  • Varied levels of cold + compression settings

  • Y-adapter for bilateral usage

  • Multiple pad configurations

Convenient

  • 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

Proven

  • 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


Pad Sizing

TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Standard Knee

8″Thigh

27″ Thigh

16″ x 12″

11″

Knee Pad

Large Knee

16″ thigh

30.5″ thigh

16″ x 17.5″

14.5″ and 11.5″

Knee Pad

Shoulder

40″ shoulder

12″ bicep

50″ shoulder

20″ bicep

15″ x 13″

34″ shoulder

9.5″ bicep

Shoulder Pad

Foot/Ankle

9″ ankle

7″ foot

16″ ankle

12″ foot

17″ x 12″

N/A

Foot/Ankle

Back

32.5″ waist

53″ waist

13.5″ x 14.5″

21″ on each side

Back Pad

Hip

33″ waist

8″ thigh

53″ waist

31″ thigh

16″ x 12″

20″ each (2 straps)

25″

Hip Pad

Universal

8″ knee

31″ chest/shoulder

47″ thigh

49″ chest/shoulder

20″ bicep/calf

13″ x 12.5″

41″,39″,9″

Universal Shoulder

Universal Knee

Polar Care Wave Therapy Pads

Universal

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Universal Cold Compression Pad





TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Universal

8″ knee

31″ chest/shoulder

47″ thigh

49″ chest/shoulder

20″ bicep/calf

13″ x 12.5″

41″,39″,9″

Universal Shoulder

Universal Knee

Knee

BREG POLAR CARE WAVE KNEE COLD THERAPY SYSTEM

TheBreg Polar Care Wave Kneeis part of the third generation ofcold compressionproducts that deliver cold therapy through anatomic wraps while also providing compression, which has beenclinically provento decrease narcotic use post-operatively.¹ 



Hip

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Hip Cold Compression Pad



SIZING CHART FOR BREG POLAR CARE WAVE PADS

TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

Hip

33″ waist

8″ thigh

53″ waist

31″ thigh

16″ x 12″

20″ each (2 straps)

25″

Ankle

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Ankle Cold Compression Pad



TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Foot/Ankle

9″ ankle

7″ foot

16″ ankle

12″ foot

17″ x 12″

N/A

Foot/Ankle

Back

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Back Pad



TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Back

32.5″ waist

53″ waist

13.5″ x 14.5″

21″ on each side

Back Pad

Shoulder

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Shoulder Pad



TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Shoulder

40″ shoulder

12″ bicep

50″ shoulder

20″ bicep

15″ x 13″

34″ shoulder

9.5″ bicep

Shoulder Pad

Foot

Breg ® Polar Care Wave w/ Foot Pad



TYPE

MINIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

MAXIMUM

CIRCUMFERENCE

DIMENSION

STRAP LENGTH

APPLICATION

VIDEO

Foot/Ankle

9″ ankle

7″ foot

16″ ankle

12″ foot

17″ x 12″

N/A

Foot/Ankle

Benefits of the Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System

Convienient

The Polar Wave Care is also far cleaner than melting ice packs or leaking gel packs and saves you multiple trips to the freezer–which in turn helps you get a bit more rest.

Easy to use

With its its compact, transport friendly design and hose management system the Polar Care Wave is remarkably easy to use at home.

Whisper quiet pump technology encourages rest and recovery

Portable

TheBreg Polar Care Wave cold therapy systemis easily transported from the hospital, physical therapy clinic, or athletic training room to the patient’s home, extending the benefits of cold and compression. 

Customizable

With adjustable cold therapy and compression settings the Polar Care Wave can be adjusted to your exact needs.

Range of Accessories

From Breg ice bags (which are much easier to use than ice cubes) to the innovative Y-Adaptor for bilateral total knee replacement surgeries, Breghas you covered when it comes to getting the most out of your new Polar Care Wave.

THE BREG POLAR CARE WAVE COLD AND COMPRESSION UNIT: A COMPLETE REVIEW

Since as far back as 3500 BC, healthcare professionals have used ice in the care of traumatic injuries–taking advantage of its unique ability to reduce pain and swelling in trauma-affected areas.

The science behind the innovative Breg Polar Care Wave draws not only on this exalted history of ice in healthcare but also the extensive body of contemporary research into cold therapy. Except this nifty machine goes one step further: it takes cold treatment out of the clinic and into a home setting.

Are you looking for at-home cold therapy? We explore the pros and cons of the Breg Polar Care Wave in the article below.

BREG POLAR CARE WAVE: PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Doctors and physiotherapists often advise cold therapy to relieve the pain associated with sports injuries, certain surgeries, or the onset of a chronic pain episode. It’s even been shown to decrease the need for narcotics following surgery.

Bregs cold therapy units regulate the flow of ice-cold water into a pad that a clinician or patient can apply to the treatment area. Sure, you could simply fill a rubber water bottle with ice, but that won’t provide the consistently chilled water you need to see long-lasting benefits.

The difference withan innovative machine like the Breg Polar Wave Care System lies in the combination of cold therapy and compression and the fact that it’s designed for home use. The addition of a compression pad helps treat surgical or acute injury symptoms like pain, edema, and swelling. Not only can this hospital-grade unit be used by healthcare professionals, but it can also be used by athletes in training situations and by patients at home.

So what's included in this product? Some crucial Breg Polar Care Wave product features to take note of include:

Cooler with tubing, lid, and air pumpCold-compression padPower supplySimple usage systemHandle for portability

The compressions pads that come with the unit offer multiple configurations to suit any body type or injury position.

Who Is the Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System Meant For?

If you’re stuck on the couch or in a hospital bed nursing an injury or recovering from surgery, then Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System is a likely treatment for you. In fact, your physician has probably already suggested icing the area in question. It’s a proven therapy method used by health practitioners the world over.

The Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System is helpful in all medical settings, from large, busy city hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to small private clinics with just a handful of therapists. But where it really shines is at home. Due to the unit’s ease of use and portable design, it can be carried to and set up almost anywhere–taking Netflix and chill to a whole new level.

Given the pad configurations available with this versatile Breg cold therapy system is best suited to use on the knees or shoulders. Still, patients could adapt it for ankle, foot, hip, or back injuries if needed.

BREG POLAR CARE WAVE: ACCESSORIES

From Breg ice bags (which are much easier to use than ice cubes) to the innovative Y-Adaptor for bilateral total knee replacement surgeries, Breghas you covered when it comes to getting the most out of your new Polar Care Wave.

And while the Polar Care Wave comes with the Breg universal cold compression pad, Breg also offers an entire family of pads to meet individual treatment needs. Depending on your injury’s location, you can get specialized knee, hip, back, and shoulder pads tailored to that body part’s specific contours.

How To Use the Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System

Any good review of the Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System wouldn’t be complete without a how-to. Although this machine is so easy to use, it doesn’t need much explanation.

The basic steps are:

• Fill the cooler with ice and water

• Attach the hose to the cooler

• Snap-lock the hose to the compression pad

• Wrap the pad around your body part

• Adjust the level of cold and compression

Once you press start, you’ll feel pressure at regular intervals along with therapeutic cold from the ice water constantly flowing through the pad.

If you’re a visual learner,watch this 10-minute-long video to see the Breg Polar Care Wave in action.

Like most cold therapy units, the Breg Polar Care Wave needs to be plugged into the wall to work. And remember, don’t exceed the recommended time limits for cold therapy from your physician. It could result in tissue damage. For these reasons, experts do not advise using cold therapy pads while sleeping.

Pro-tip: If you’re worried about falling asleep while using a Breg cold therapy machine, hook it up to a timer, such as those used for decorative string lights.

Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System: FAQs

Is Breg Cold Compression Therapy Useful For Me?

Your Breg Polar Care Wave Cold Therapy System was prescribed to you for treatment following surgery or physical injury. That’s because cold therapy reduces swelling, edema, and pain in the problem areas–especially in combination with compression as offered by the Polar Wave Care unit. Use it to help you recover faster.

Is a Cold Therapy Unit Worth the Money?

Cold therapy has been proven to help control pain, diminish inflammation, and get the joints moving again. Numerous clinical studies show that patients get even more significant benefits when cold therapy is combined with compression.

A system like Polar Care Wave, which combines cold therapy with compression in one easy-to-use, portable unit, can speed up recovery time. Think of it as an investment in your journey back to good health.

Best of all, all cold therapy products sold by Ortho Bracing have a minimum 30-day warranty.

Will My Insurance Cover a Cold Therapy Unit?

In most instances, insurance policies do not cover cold therapy and compression machines like Polar Care Wave. But it’s always worth checking with your insurance provider.

How Long Should I Use a Cold Therapy System For?

Before taking your Polar Care Wave or any cold therapy units home, ask your healthcare provider for detailed usage instructions. This includes how often and long to use it for, the level of pressure and water temperature, and how to inspect your skin for damage.

Customer Reviews

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Loris Mills
help with knee replacement recovery

I've been using the Wave Cold therapy machine and have found it very useful and easy to use. My ankle is also messed up and I'm going to check on getting a ankle piece.

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Woods
Love it! Wish I had known about it sooner!

I use something similar at physical therapy. This is the perfect home version. Wish I had it day 1 after I broke my ankle. It’s awesome.

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Christine Suhey
Vital to Recovery and Pain Management

Love this machine! Arrived within a week. Easy to use. We have been using frozen water bottles to keep the water cold, but there are many options. I can honestly say I don't know how I would have made it through my knee replacement surgery without it, especially because I just can't use the stronger drugs. I am two weeks out and only using an OTC pain killer and the Breg. My husband had access to a Game Ready for his knee replacement surgery which was great, but for the difference in price this is SO WORTH IT!

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Daniel Fish
Transaction

I have tried to purchase this item and it is not accepting credit card. Said to refresh and still nothing. Tried calling the number and receive a message that stated to email and emails were monitored 24 for hours a day. No email back as of this writing! How can you have a product for sale and can't use a credit card to purchase it?

Website is working fine and numerous order have been made between your email at 544PM EST and your post 16 minutes later.

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Tina Anderson
Proximal hamstring reattachment

I use the hip pad for this therapy which worked just fine had to do a little adjustments. But the only thing is the compression would stop just for no reason and I would have to push the compression button to start it back up I’m not sure why that happens I did and that pretty satisfied with it.

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