What is the Cryocuff cold compression therapy?

The Cryocuff is a fantastic bit of physiotherapy equipment .

It is a cold-compression therapy system that is ideal for treating joint swelling and pain.

We tend to use it most often post-operatively. For example following total knee replacement, ACL reconstruction surgery, knee arthroscopy, post-menisectomy, and post shoulder surgery.

These are applied by your physiotherapist to the affected area and the garment is filled with iced water! As the garment fills with the iced water it begins to compress the affected area! Voila!

You may be familiar with the acronym RICE which is used in acute injury management: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.

Cryocuff treatment forms a crucial part of the ice and compression of the RICE regime.

Your physiotherapist may recommend this as one form of treatment if there is swelling present.