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Volume:4 Issue:8 Number:30 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #7950
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

No benefit of compressive cryotherapy vs ice for managing pain after shoulder arthroscopy

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OrthoEvidence. No benefit of compressive cryotherapy vs ice for managing pain after shoulder arthroscopy. ACE Report. 2015;4(8):30. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/7950

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Compressive cryotherapy versus ice-a prospective, randomized study on postoperative pain in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or subacromial decompression

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun;24(6):854-9

Contributing Authors: MJ Kraeutler KA Reynolds C Long EC McCarty

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Dr. Matthew J. Kraeutler discusses the use of compressive cryotherapy versus ice following shoulder arthroscopy


57 patients were randomized to receive either compressive cryotherapy or cryotherapy alone in this randomized study. The purpose was to determine if compressive cryotherapy reduced pain and analgesic consumption compared to a standard ice wrap over the first week after shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff repair or subacromial decompression. Results indicated no significant differences between gr...

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