This is my second Cryo Cuff. I got the first one when I crushed my meniscus playing tennis, and ended up with a knee replacement. The Cryo Cuff (and TKR) worked so well, that I got back to playing singles. Now feeling invulnerable, I gave the Cryo Cuff to a friend who was having knee surgery. (He loves it.) Needless to say, I crushed the other meniscus playing tennis last summer (I've got to work on my form). In anticipation of yesterday's surgery, and since the first one worked so well, I purchased a new one. Still love it.
I began using this device the day after I was discharged from the hospital, 23 hours after surgery. At my surgeon’s recommendation, I used it for 30-45 minutes three times a day. It helped so much with pain and stiffness. The intermittent compression and continuous refilling of the cuff with ice water was key in making me feel better with each use. It’s important that you protect your skin with a barrier (I use a towel wrapped around my leg) and I highly recommend you discuss your particular therapeutic benefits with your own doctor prior to use. I plan to use it on my other knee as needed as I await my next TKA and, of course, post-operatively.
My leg was swollen after TKR. The machine kept ice cold and circulating. The compression was great. Used it 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
I am a longtime user of the gravity powered knee chiller. I loaned it out and never got it back. I recently ordered the powered Aircast knee chiller. It was shipped out the day I ordered it and arrived in two days. I absolutely LOVE the powered model. Set it and chill. I’m glad I made the purchase!
If you have had a knee injury, or any type of knee surgery, I highly recommend getting this. It is a great product. I got one following knee replacement surgery and it helped me immensely with my recover.