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Continuous cold flow device does not demonstrate significant advantage over icing after TKA

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January 2018

Continuous cold flow device does not demonstrate significant advantage over icing after TKA

Vol: 7| Issue: 1| Number:8| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Temperature-Controlled Continuous Cold Flow Device after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study

J Knee Surg. 2017 Sep;30(7):675-681

Contributing Authors:
C Faldini S Giannini F Traina A Ruffilli F Castagnini D Fenga I Corneti

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Synopsis

50 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative cryotherapy through either a continuous cold flow device or bags of crushed ice. Patients were assessed for knee edema, pain, and range of motion over the first 7 days after surgery, as well as blood loss on postoperative day 1. Results demonstrated no significant difference between groups in any outcome measure ass...

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