Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff™

Introduction


The Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff™ combines focal compression with cold from the Cryo/Cuff™ Cooler (purchased seperately) to provide optimal control of swelling, oedema, haematoma, haemarthrosis, and pain.

Indications


• as part of "RICE" following knee surgery or injury

Information on Ordering


Simplicity of design and ease of operation makes it ideal for post-op on the ward, physiotherapy clinics and home.

Measure the thigh circumference 15cm above the middle of the patella for the best approximation of size.

Small Knee Cuff thigh circumference of 25-50cm
Medium Knee Cuff thigh circumference of 45-60cm
Large Knee Cuff thigh circumference of 50-80cm

Innovations


• Controlled cold: no risk of cold burns (as seen with frozen peas packets).
• Easy to apply and remove
• Detachable coolern (Air Tube Assembly (5 ft [1.5 m]) - exchanges water between the knee cuff and cooler
• Portable

OrthopaedicsandTrauma.com asked John Hardy, about the use of the Cryo/Cuff™ Cooler. John is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the exclusive Private London Clinic in the fashionable Kings Road, London and at the World Renown Sports Injury Clinic in Bristol.

John said: " I use this in patients following keyhole anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. It seems to help my patients with the discomfort or pain after this operation. We use them at the Largest Private Hospital the BUPA Cromwell Hospital in London. He said that some of his patients even purchase a unit before surgery so that they can continue with it after. (Barber FA, McGuire DA, Click S. Continuous-flow cold therapy for outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 1998 Mar;14(2):130-5.)

(Brandsson S, Rydgren B, Hedner T, Eriksson BI, Lundin O, Swrd L, Karlsson J. Postoperative analgesic effects of an external cooling system and intra-articular bupivacaine/morphine after arthroscopic cruciate ligament surgery. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1996;4(4):200-5.)