No benefit of compressive cryotherapy vs ice for managing pain after shoulder arthroscopy
Compressive cryotherapy versus ice-a prospective, randomized study on postoperative pain in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or subacromial decompressionJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun;24(6):854-9
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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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