Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cryotherapy after Orthopaedic Surgery/ Total Knee Arthroplasty

Physiotherapy treatments helps to restore movement and function to anyone affected by disability, injury or any health condition. This practice helps to reduce pain, medications and based on the severity of the condition, the person is treated with various physiotherapy treatments. One such is Cryotherapy (or) Cold therapy.

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In Cryotherapy, the low temperatures are used either generally or locally to treat conditions such as inflammation, injury in ligament/muscle, swelling, pain etc. This therapy heals benign and malignant lesions. Since 17th-century Cryotherapy has been in the usage.

The main goal of cold therapy is to decrease the cells’ metabolism, increase survival of the cells, decrease pain, spasm, encourage constriction in blood vessels and destroy the cell through crystallizing the cytosol. Cryotherapy improves healing process, alleviates muscle spasm, swelling, and promotes blood circulation.

If any injury occurs, the first treatment is RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation in which “I” stands for Ice. Cryotherapy is used to relieve pain in the conditions such as sprains, low back pain, tendonitis, arthritis pain, pain and swelling after a knee/hip replacement.
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The major types of Cryotherapy are:


Localized Cryotherapy: This procedure is performed by applying ice on the injury like a sprained ankle or using a freezing agent and treating skin disorders such as skin warts, cancer.

Whole body Cryotherapy (WBC): In this procedure, all most the patient’s body is exposed to subzero temperature. WBC is used to treat various issues such as pain, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, itching, psoriasis, Rheumatism.

Internal Cryotherapy: A surgeon uses freezing agents to treat an internal part of the body. Internal Cryotherapy is usually administered in laparoscopic surgery and to treat some of the cancer forms. Cryotherapy for prostate, kidney, lungs, and heart surgery are some of the famous treatments.

Benefits of Cold therapy:

  • Faster muscle recovery
  • Faster recovery after surgery
  • Reduces depression symptoms
  • Chronic pain management
  • Weight loss (Cryolysis)

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Dr. Biren Nadkarni is a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Joint and Bone solutions, New Delhi. He provides all kinds of bone and joint treatments with advanced technologies. His team of physiotherapists are well experienced and they are the best physiotherapists in Delhi.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great option though and I think I am definitely going to try it out. Thank you for posting about this! Hip fracture recovery

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