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Offline rexwagon

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Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« on: May 27, 2007, 06:10:16 PM »
Do I have to order one over the internet or can I purchase one from a local store?† I live in Baltimore Maryland and am tired of constantly filling ziplock bags with ice, not to mention not sleeping.† I'm 10 days post ACLr using patella tendon and also minor meniscal replair.† Doing well, I guess, with 75 degrees of flex and about 10 degrees of extension.† Just having trouble sleeping and thought one of these fancy gadgets might help out.
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 09:14:35 PM »
I have 1 for sale it is a smaller one but works realy well
let me know if you are interested and good luck
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 10:19:28 PM »
Caren - thank you for the offer but I was hoping to buy one today or tomorrow and avoid waiting for one to be shipped to me.  Where did you get yours?

My OS does not prescribed them so I'm out of luck on that front.
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 01:42:05 PM »
my os always sends one home after surgery
do you have a medical supply store there they might have one otherwise dont know what to tell you
when is your surgery ?
or do a google search for one and see what comes up in your area
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 03:51:06 AM »
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>:( >:(>:( DonJoy Iceman has a 30 day warranty >:( >:( >:(
 :P :P :P After the 30 days if anything happens to it the entire unit has to be replaced. :P :P :P
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 04:55:02 PM »
H tried both the donjoy and breg units.  I was much happier wilth Breg.  You can adjust the temp and also the pump is in the inside of the unit, making it much quieter than the donjoy unit.  My husband and I appreciated the reduced noise, especially at night
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 07:35:31 AM »
Even though my insurance covered a portion of the item I found that I had a smaller out of pocket expense by purchasing it online and submitting the receipt to my insurance company.  This place lists the insurance billing codes for all of their cold therapy products which were the cheapest on the internet.  And they have every cold therapy unit available today including the Breg Polar Care line, the Aircast Cryo Cuff, the Iceman, and the TheraCool.  http://www.dme-direct.com/cold-therapy-product-unit-system/  Hope this helps.

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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 04:21:48 PM »
Any clue how much this cryo unit is?  Or will my OS send one home with me? Does insurance cover it if you purchase it at a medical supply store?
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 01:59:04 PM »
Show me the price list please, thanks!

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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 04:40:07 PM »
Any clue how much this cryo unit is?† Or will my OS send one home with me? Does insurance cover it if you purchase it at a medical supply store?
I bought one on ebay for 19.oo plus 12.50 freight and had it in 4 days.
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 01:41:00 AM »
After my recent surgery, I was actually sent home with a cryocuff from the hospital.  You might want to check if they will be providing one for you.
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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 03:34:03 AM »
CryoCuff is pretty good and is a great alternative if you can't afford a GameReady. It's also much more portable than the game ready, so that's a big advantage, too. I've seen many cryocuffs listed on ebay.

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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 03:37:52 AM »
Most states consider cryocuff a medical device that requires an Rx. And certainly an insurance company won't cover it without an Rx. However, if you call several local pharmacies that carry durale medical equiptment, you are likely to find one that will sell you a cryocuff without any Rx. Ask to speak to the manager and explain your dire situation. They are usually nice people.

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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 03:43:20 AM »
Another way of option is contacting Dr. Shelbourne's office. They created a modified ultra-portable cryocuff they sell for $60. It's just the cuff, not the cooler, but it has a screw off cap that let's you fill it with ice and water. It actually doesn't work nearly as well as a regular cryocuff, but it is useful for a plane ride, or at a baseballl game or movie theater, or any place your don't want to schlep a cooler of ice or look like a terrorist unleashing gas on a subway! Plus, since you'd be buying it directly from Shelbourne, they can just write you the Rx themselves, so you don't have to deal with your own shmuck doctor if he's giving you a hard time.

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Re: Where to buy Cryocuff or other Cold Therapy Units
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 09:00:20 PM »
Hey Gang,

First, if your OS does not prescribe EVERYTHING you want, tell him/her to take a walk.  Especially something that is therapeutic.  I had a Bio Tech Polar Unit.  They are very cheap and made of plastic (clips) that hold the hose into the cooler.  If you go to Missmyknee's blog she mentioned a very good one in her posts.  She is in the bulletin board under "AF Research".

My insurance paid for it all and if you get a script, the medical store will deliver it to you.  In Florida, we have 72 hours to send it back and get our money back.  The first one I had broke in 24 hours.  The second one broke a week later, but I combined parts from both units and it is still working.  I use it every day!  Jell cold packs are great also.  I get them from Select PT for $20 each.  They are reusable and big enough to wrap all the way around your knee.

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