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Cold compression therapy vs cryotherapy alone for pain and swelling after knee surgery

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October 2016

Cold compression therapy vs cryotherapy alone for pain and swelling after knee surgery

Vol: 5| Issue: 10| Number:7| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Compressive cryotherapy versus cryotherapy alone in patients undergoing knee surgery: a meta‑analysis

Springerplus. 2016 Jul 13;5(1):1074.

Contributing Authors:
M Song X Sun X Tian X Zhang T Shi R Sun W Dai

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10 randomized controlled trials (n=522 patients) were included in this meta-analysis to synthesize the available evidence evaluating cold compression therapy or cryotherapy alone for the management of postoperative pain and swelling following knee surgery (arthroplasty, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopy). The results of this meta-analysis demonstrated that treatment with cold compression therapy...

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