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Vol:294 Issue:1 Number:8 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14995
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Computer-Assisted Cryotherapy for Post-Operative Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. Computer-Assisted Cryotherapy for Post-Operative Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;294(1):8. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The role of computer-assisted cryotherapy in the postoperative treatment after total knee arthroplasty: positive effects on pain and opioid consumption

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Aug;30(8):2698-2706.

Contributing Authors:
HFG Brouwers AJ de Vries M van Zuilen HW van Kouswijk RW Brouwer

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106 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive cryotherapy in addition to standard post-operative care (n=53) or standard post-operative care alone (n=53). The primary outcome of interest was pain on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and oxycodone consumption. Secondary outcomes of interest included knee range of motion and circumference, the Timed Up and Go test, the Kne...

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