July 19 2017
Our Doctors recommend after your surgery, one way to help reduce the amount of pain you experience is to apply a cool compress (cold therapy) on to whichever hip, knee or shoulder has been operated.
Cold therapy has been proven to lessen the amount of pain, reduce inflammation and thereby speed up recovery. Another benefit of cold therapy is that by reducing pain, patients will not require as much strong pain medicine.
NOT using cold therapy will not affect the chance of a successful operation. It is simply a way of helping manage the pain after surgery.
See www.cooltherapy.net for more information.