Among clinical evaluations of IceBand® there are 2 different studies regarding cooling compression using the IceBand® knee bandage.
Pilot study Ryhov. Summary
A pilot study evaluating the IceBand knee bandage a cooling bandage for postoperative treatment of pain and swelling.
The patients included had all undergone surgical procedures such as arthroscopic treatment of meniscus, cartilage injury or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.
Physician in charge:
Houman Ebrahimi, Physician, Orthopaedic clinic, County Hospital Ryhov Jönköping, Sweden
The study was performed between the 1 of January and the 30 of April 2006 at the orthopedic clinic at the county Hospital Ryhov in Jönköping Sweden.
Comparative study Total Knee Replacement. Summary
20 patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, UK.
IB Medical underwent an audit to identify the effect of simple ice application (the current practice on the ward) vs. IceBand® in patients post Total Knee Replacement (TKR).
To establish if there was a difference in post-operative degree of swelling and range of movement (ROM) in these patients both during their ward stay, and their sub-sequent physiotherapy follow-up period.