We were give this machine by Kaiser. Husband had a knee replacement 10/20. Trying to connect hose to pad is Extremely Difficult. Even my husband has a difficult time with the hose attachment. We previously had the blue machine in 2018. That wasn't as difficult. Please make it easier to attach the hose. I'm sure seniors have a even harder time. This is my only complaint. Machine works well.
As recommended by my orthopedic surgeon, I've been using a DonJoy Iceman Classic since knee replacement surgery. My recovery/rehab has been unusually slow with persistent swelling during the day so this machine has been running essentially every night while sleeping for 4 months. The swelling is significantly reduced by morning. Adding 2-3 small plastic bottles of ice to the cooler in addition to ice-maker size ice & water keeps the cold therapy going all night. With this heavy usage, this machine has recently made a few 'motor straining' noises but is still going. I ordered another DonJoy Iceman very recently from mycoldtherapy.com to have a backup in the house just in case. Shipping was very fast - shipped the day after ordering, if I recall correctly. Great ice machine & great supplier! Thanks!
I am still waiting for the machine to arrive .
I havwe not utilized the machine as my knee replacement isn't until August 12th..
I have the Iceman Classic (which you can still find on ebay) for an earlier knee repair and am getting ready for knee #2. I thought I'd get a new Iceman because the electric connection was getting a little spotty and there was occasional small hose leak. New versions stink compared to the original, which allowed you to adjust the cold by increasing circulation speed (YES, colder, please!) and were actual little coolers with insulation so the ice lasted about 18 hours (enough to ice from one morning to at least the first couple hours of the next). The insulation is GONE so ice all melts after 4-6 hours and the temperature isn't adjustable. I understand this is all for liability reasons but I don't think you can control "dumb" by doing this. The customer service guy was easy to talk to. But no returns of course. I'm buying an original off ebay!