Aircast Cryo Cuff for Knee (A complete kit for recovering from knee injuries and post-op surgery)
Cryo cuff therapy for knees uses a patented cryotherapy device from Aircast to reduce inflammation and pain in the knee joint. It is a non-invasive, low-pressure, circumferential form of cold therapy designed to reduce muscle spasms and pain, increase the range of motion, reduce swelling, and promote faster recovery. The technology uses a sealed cuff that attaches to an insulated distribution tube and circulates cold water over the knee joint. The water, combined with intermittent air compression, helps decrease inflammation and swelling in the short term and provides long-term pain relief.
What is cryotherapy for the Knees?
The cryotherapy unit is a device that consists of an IC cooler, a cryo cuff, and an attachment hose. This device helps you recover from knee-related injuries by applying compression to the affected area. A patent technology by Aircast uses air to create compression around the knee, and water provides cold therapy. This dual effect of cold compression therapy helps the tissues around your knee heal faster. The treatment helps treat acute and chronic swelling, muscle spasms, bursitis, tendonitis, inflammation, muscle strains, and joint strains. It also enhances muscle and joint function and range of motion, relieves pain and stiffness, decreases scar tissue formation, and encourages recovery.
How does the IC Cooler rotate water through a single hose?
Aircast IC cooler rotates water through a single hose using an integrated pumping system. To fill the knee cuff with water, place the cooler at a height. The cooler's IC function pumps the air in the cuff's outer wall to create intermittent compression. When the water temperature in the knee wrap rises, lower the cooler for water to flow back into the cooler. The ice in the cooler keeps the water cold enough to last for 6 to 8 hours, and repetition of this process helps maintain the water temperature in the knee cuff.
What do I get in my motorized unit for cryo cuff knee?
The kit includes the following:
- Aircast IC cooler.
- One cryo cuff for the knee.
- A hose to connect the IC cooler to the cuff, plus an insulation disk to maintain the water temperature in the cooler.
Aircast Motorized Cooler and Gravity feed cooler both look the same. Where do I find the magical motor?
A hidden compartment in the lid of the Aircast IC cooler contains the motor. Use the cord at the bottom of the packaging to hook the unit to the wall for intermittent air compression.
What is the difference between IC and Gravity coolers?
The gravity feed unit provides therapy by distributing water in and out of the knee wrap. Gravity feed coolers and IC units circulate the water evenly in the cryo cuff. The gravity feed cooler does not have air compression. The IC cooler creates intermittent air compression and uses temperature-controlled water to maintain a uniform temperature pumped through an insulated tubing set to the affected knee.
Are the older cryo cuffs compatible with the new version of Aircast Cryo Cuff Knee Cooler?
All Aircast units are compatible with previous versions of cryo cuffs.
How to measure my knee for knee wrap?
Measure 6 inches above and below your kneecap to get the correct size.
- Small / Petit -- 10"-19" (24-48cm) (For young kids)
- Med / Moyen -- 18"-23" (46-58cm) ( Fits Most Adults)
- Large / Grand -- 20"-31" (51-79cm) (For people who are over 6 feet tall and weight over 180 Lbs)
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