Comparison of a continuous temperature-controlled cryotherapy device to a simple icing regimen following outpatient knee arthroscopy.

@article{Woolf2008ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a continuous temperature-controlled cryotherapy device to a simple icing regimen following outpatient knee arthroscopy.},
  author={Shane K. Woolf and William Roy Barfield and Keith D Merrill and A. M. McBryde},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
This prospective, randomized study compared postoperative pain control with use of a continuous temperature-controlled cryotherapy system versus a traditional ice therapy regimen following outpatient knee arthroscopy. Patients with unilateral knee pathology scheduled for outpatient arthroscopic surgery were included. Patients with major ligament reconstructions were excluded. A specific cold therapy regimen was begun postoperatively and continued for 2 weeks as adjunctive management of… CONTINUE READING

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