Accelerate ACL Surgery Recovery Using Cryo – Therapy
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee. ACL tears are one of the most common knee injuries and there are more than 100,000 ACL tears in the United States every year.
The number one question patients ask their doctors is, “How long will my recovery take?” Recovery time can range between 6–10 months. But, if the patient wants a more efficient rehab, they are going to need the best rehabilitation program that yields the fastest, safest results. To perform better while in rehab, patients need to manage their pain better. The most efficient method to reduce pain and swelling is with cold therapy. IsoComforter has the industry’s most convenient, portable and easy-to-use system available on the market. Cold therapy accelerates ACL surgery recovery in a multitude of ways.
Safety : First and most importantly, Cold therapy machines offer less chance of condensation to the ACL surgical site. Condensation to an open surgical incision could lead to infection. Most surgeons recommend that surgical incisions stay clean and dry to avoid the risk of infection. Wet, dripping bags of ice are a cause of concern and could make the wound site vulnerable to infection. IsoComforter’s patented Uni-flow system is designed to provide a constant flow of cold water and reduce the risk of condensation, making the use of cold therapy not only more convenient than ice, but also safer. Cold therapy is the most recommended method to reducing pain after ACL Repair, or any other type of orthopedic or soft tissue injury. It provides pain relief by slowing down the nerve impulses to the brain, making recovery and rehabilitation more tolerable to the patient.
Reducing Swelling (Edema) : Swelling is the body’s reaction to attempt to heal itself. However, swelling actually slows down recovery, so patients are going to want to reduce it as soon as possible. Swelling can cause severe pain, which will slow down the rehabilitation process, leading to a longer, more painful recovery time. The IsoComforter CryoTech 100™ cold therapy unit with our patented Iso-Tube Uni-Flow pads provides pain relief for post ACL surgical patients by providing a constant flow of cold water to the affected site.
Pain Medication : Because patients are using a safe, effective way to reduce swelling, and slow down nerve impulses, they are in less pain. This could greatly reduce the patients need for prescription pain medications. Pain medications have side effects that can be uncomfortable and make the patient feel drowsy, nauseous, and dizzy. There have been many reports of patients only needing pain medication for a day or two post-operatively, if at all!
If a safe, effective ACL Surgical recovery is what a patient is looking for, then using the doctor recommended IsoComforter cold therapy system is the way to go. IsoComforter is above the rest and for has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our cold therapy product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.
IsoComforter, Inc., located in South Florida, manufactures and delivers state-of-the-art cold therapy products nationwide for effective pain control after back surgery, ACL knee surgery, shoulder and rotator cuff surgery.