When patients are recovering from joint and tissue inflammation due to injury or subsequent surgery, ice therapy is often recommended. It can be very helpful. However extreme cold cryotherapy, though increasingly popular among celebrities and elite athletes, is not necessarily the answer.
Hospital operating rooms are very busy places. Data gathered from nationwide research indicate that 29% of hospital use is for OR procedures. A broad menu of surgeries, including , but not limited to, ophthalmic, genitourinary, cardiac, and gynecological occur there.
When patients are scheduling joint replacement surgery, we prescribe compression stockings for post operative use. Worn at all times throughout the recovery period, they prevent blood clot formation.