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.
I looked on line and was not sure if this was what we needed. The staff member I spoke to was very knowledgeable and helpful. Delivery was next day! This was just what we needed.