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Cryo Cuff use??
« on: April 16, 2007, 09:17:46 PM »
I just looked at the instructions to use a cryo cuff, is looks difficult, holding it up, and then down.  Chilling just the cuff it self??  Any one have any imput on these?  Having a TTT withing the month.
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Re: Cryo Cuff use??
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 09:55:18 PM »
I've never used a cryo cuff, I used a polar care instead...
however, I believe it's not too bad, you just have to hold the cooler above the cuff to fill it, I believe.. hopefully someone who uses one of these will reply to you...
Polar care ones are all one unit, and the pump fills and changes the water in teh cuff like every minute or something...
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Re: Cryo Cuff use??
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 04:02:34 AM »

I used a different sytem also (DonJoy Iceman) but it sounds like the basic principles of most of the ice machines are the same.  Basically you have the cooler that has a pump in it and the cuff that will wrap around your knee.  I didn't have to do this with mine, but my guess is the main reason for having to position the cuff (or cooler) is to start the flow to the cuff or drain the cuff if you need to disconnect it (it's no fun having it drain really cold water all over your leg).  If you have any questions, there should be someone to explain everything to you before the surgery. 

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