|Aircast Back/Hip/Rib Cryo/Cuff|
The Aircast Back/Hip/Rib Cryo/Cuff combines focal compression with cold from the Cryo/Cuff Cooler (purchased seperately) to provide optimal control of swelling, oedema, haematoma, haemarthrosis, and pain.
as part of "RICE" following back/hip/rib surgery or injury
Information on Ordering
Simplicity of design and ease of operation makes it ideal for post-op on the ward, physiotherapy clinics and home.
There is only one size in this cuff product.
Controlled cold: no risk of cold burns (as seen with frozen peas packets).
Easy to apply and remove
Detachable coolern (Air Tube Assembly (5 ft [1.5 m]) - exchanges water between the back/hip/rib cuff and cooler
Back Pain and Ice Packs
OrthopaedicsAndTrauma.com asked Dominic Cheetham about the importance of Ice Packs for Back pain. Dominic is a top Chiropractor in fashionable Knightsbridge in London. He has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph with how to cope with backache. His Chiropractic Practice is at Wilbraham Place in London.
Dominic said: "People know that, if they turn their ankle or sprain their knee, they should cool it. The old adage RICE means Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. For some reason when they injure the ligaments and joints of their back they instinctively apply heat. They'll take an anti-inflammatory to calm the inflammation, then put on a heat pack. In the acute stage of backache, within the first 48 hours, always use ice packs for back ache.
He said that physios "in the know" also use this Cryo/Cuff unit for the hip injury and after rib fractures.