The Breg® Polar Care Cube Therapy System is simple and reliable. It’s easy to use, compact design makes it great for clinic, hospital, and home use. With the addition of ice and water, patients will enjoy 6-8 hours of effortless cold therapy.
Properuse 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.
Breg’s unique WrapOn Polar Pads feature elastic straps that conveniently wrap around the joint and affix to the pad, eliminating the need for foam or ace wraps. WrapOn pads are compatible with the Polar Care Cube, Polar Care Glacier and the Polar Care Cub only.
Part # 04790 WrapOn Pad, XL Multi-Use 11.25” x 11.25”
Part # 04700 WrapOn Pad, Knee 10.25” x 11.25”
Part # 04703 WrapOn Pad, L Knee 11.5” x 12”
Part # 04705 WrapOn Pad, XL Knee 12.25” x 19”
Part # 04900 WrapOn Pad, Shoulder 12.25” x 11.5”
Part # 04905 WrapOn Pad, Shoulder 13” x 21.5”
Part # 04750 WrapOn Pad, Hip 11.5” x 12”
Part # 04730 WrapOn pad, Ankle 8.25” x 9.75”
Part # 09800 WrapOn Pad, Back 8.25” x 11”
The Breg Polar Care Cube: A Complete Review
Did you know that overone million orthopedic surgeries are performed every year? Unfortunately, even after these surgeries, the pain doesn’t always go away. Indeed, orthopedic trauma in any form can cause lasting discomfort in the form of fluid buildup, muscle spasms, and swelling.
There are many different ways of managing this pain. However, one of the more effective methods is a cold therapy machine. These machines utilize both ice and compression to bring lasting relief. In particular, the Breg Polar Care Cube is one of the more popular home therapy devices on the market.
So, does this cold therapy machine live up to the hype? Or is it not for everyone? In this review, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about the device. That way, you can decide whether or not it’s right for you.
Breg Polar Care Cube Overview
The Breg Polar Care Cube works by filling a cooler with ice and water. Then, a hose circulates that ice water through a pad that’s attached to your body. This can provide motorized cold treatment for roughly eight hours. Every Breg Polar Care Cube typically comes with both a cooler and wrap-on pad that can be strapped to a certain part of the body.
The pads come with elastic straps to secure them to your body. The specific part of the body depends on which type and size wrap-on you get with your product. We’ll go over these different pads in more detail in the accessories section. So, Breg Polar Care Cube may also only come with the cooler itself. In addition to the product, you will also receive and transformer power supply.
Who Is the Breg Polar Care Cube Meant For?
The Breg Polar Care Cube is meant for people who experience pain, inflammation, or an injury that’s connected to a muscular condition of some sort. Ice therapy has long been used by both medical professionals and rehabilitation specialists asan effective method of pain reduction.
This is due to its numbing effect. The cold can also reduce swelling and inflammation by increasing blood flow to the area. Here are some of the common uses that Bregs recommends for their product:
How Do You Use the Breg Polar Care Cube?
To use the Breg Polar Care Cube you should begin by removing the lid. Then, add the cold water to the machine first, filling it to the waterline. Once the water is in, you can add the ice up to the ice line. Then, put the lid back on and keep the machine in an upright position. Now, it’s time to connect the main unit to the pads.
You can do this by pushing down on the two metal tabs. Then, when the tabs pop up, slide the connectors together. Once the pad is secured to your body, you can turn the machine on.
Simply plug the power supply into the wall — the machine will start automatically. Once you’re done using it, you can unplug the power supply to stop the machine. If you want a full guide on how to use the Breg Polar Care Cube, then you can read through the entireinstruction manual here.
How Do You Maintain the Breg Polar Care Cube?
If you want to get the most of your Breg Polar Care Cube’s lifespan, then it’s important to clean and maintain it. You can do this by emptying the machine after use. Then, get a clean cloth.
Use this to completely dry the Breg Polar Care Cube after using it. Now and then you should also clean out the pump and tubes. You can do this by running warm water and mild detergent through them few weeks, or more if you use the product often.
Benefits of Using the Breg Polar Care Cube
Manywell-documented benefits come with using cold therapy after orthopedic surgeries. As we mentioned, the numbing effect can help reduce pain associated with orthopedic conditions. The cold can also help increase blood flow to the injury. This brings in needed nutrients and oxygen which can help with swelling and inflammation.
If you suffer from a build-up of lymphatic fluid, then one of these machines can help stimulate movement. However, these types of benefits can come from any cold therapy machine. One advantage that comes specifically with the Breg Polar Care Cube is its ease of use. The device is simple to set up and manage.
This makes it great for home use. You also don’t need to change the water or ice often. One supply keeps it cool for six to eight hours. Finally, the Breg Polar Care Cube is one of the more affordable options compared to other ice therapy machines. As such, it’s a good option if you’re on a budget.
Drawbacks of Using the Breg Polar Care Cube
Unfortunately, the Breg Polar Care Cube isn’t perfect. Some users complain that the pump on the device gets too noisy after using it for a while. Others disliked the rubber material sheathing the hose. If used too roughly this material can come loose and cause leaks.
Like any cold therapy machine, there’s also the risk of frostbite. This occurs when you leave the machine on for too long without checking it. Having a barrier is not only recommended it is a must when using any cold therapy device. As such, you will need to be constantly vigilant for nerve damage when you’re using the Breg Polar Care Cube.
If you think the Breg Polar Care Cube isn’t for you, then good news: it’s not the only effective cold therapy machine available on the market. One example is theDonJoy IceMan Classic3. This cold therapy machine works similarly to the Polar Care Cube. The Classic is a flagship product for DonJoy. The classic has been keeping patients comfortable after surgery for over 15 years. It is a great direct competitor to the Breg Polar Care Cube.
The two key differentiators for the Classic are the forefoot wrap-on pad for procedures like bunions or hammertoes and the lumbar wrap-on pad. For lumbar fusion patients or laminectomy patients, this is the ideal wrap for that body area and the most robust pad for these patients. . This can make it safer for preventing skin problems.
Alternatively, you can also go with a nonmotorized option. These versions, like many productsfrom Ossur, are quieter and more portable. However, they won’t come with the strength that motorized models offer.
Additional Breg Polar Care Cube Accessories
Typically, the Breg Polar Care Cube is used around the knee. However, what if you experience pain or inflammation around another part of your body? The good news is that you can buy a variety of accessories in the form of different pads.
These allow you to use the device where you need it. What’s more, they come in different sizes, so the strap will fit perfectly. Here are the different location and size options for the pad accessories:
Polar Care WrapOn regular knee pad
Polar Care WrapOn large knee pad
Polar Care WrapOn XL knee pad
Polar Care WrapOn XL multiuse pad
Polar Care WrapOn regular shoulder pad
Polar Care WrapOn XL shoulder pad
Polar Care WrapOn regular ankle pad
Polar Care WrapOn regular hip pad
Polar Care WrapOn regular back pad
In addition to these pads, you can also purchase a “Y’ pad connector to use two pads at once. Or, if you lose your power cord you can also buy a replacement. If you want to explore all of the Breg Polar Care Cube accessories, then check outour inventory.
Now that we know more about the Breg Polar Care Cube, let’s take a closer look at some frequently asked questions new users often have when getting started.
How Long Should You Use the Breg Polar Care Cube?
You should use the Breg Polar Care Cube for around thirty minutes. If the pain continues, then you can try using it for longer periods. However, you should lift the pad and check your skin every hour or so to make sure that there is no nerve damage.
How Do You Drain the Breg Polar Care Cube?
You can drain the Breg Polar Care Cube by holding the pad upright. Then, point the hose toward the area where you want it to drain. Slowly, depress the black plunger. The pad should drain completely.
Interested In the Breg Polar Care Cube? Purchase Through Ortho Bracing
We hope this article helped you decide whether or not the Breg Polar Care Cube is right for you. If you find that traditional cold compresses aren’t effective or convenient for your condition or injury, then this device is a great solution. Unfortunately, finding a good deal on the device can be difficult.
Since the Breg Polar Care Cube is in high demand many retailers hike up the price to take advantage of consumers. So, how can you find a model at a price you can afford? Simple: look no further than Ortho Bracing. We believe that you deserve professional cold therapy systems at a price you can afford.
That’s why we offer a wide range of products at a discounted price. If you have any questions about our product line and how it can help you, then make sure tocontact us today.
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So far it is very good. I got it for an upcoming shoulder surgery. The wrap fits a little better than another unit I tested. Filled the Cube as instructed and it worked great. I like the the square cooler shape, it is very stable so I am not worried about it tipping. I'll review it further as my recovery progresses.
Came with universal pad, connection cable from pad to unit, icing unit, cord to plug into wall. Icing unit is tall enough to fit 16 oz frozen bottles. Worked great
Great product. Using after knee replacement. Easy ro use and maintains ice for a long time. Item was shipped in a very timely manner. Thank you
Post op knee replacement, item helped with swelling and pain. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
An absolute necessity.
Icing is an absolute necessity following knee surgery and Breg’s Polar Care Cube provides a perfect solution. I’m confident it accelerated my recovery by weeks. I’m a big fan.