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2022 Dec 20

J Orthop Surg Res



Investigation of cryotherapy for pain relief after arthroscopic shoulder surgery.


Uchida R, Hombu A, Ishida Y, Nagasawa M, Chosa E
J Orthop Surg Res. 2022 Dec 20; 17(1):553.
PMID: 36536379.


Recently, cryotherapy has become a common practice for postoperative pain management. The current accepted practice in Japan is the use of cryotherapy at 5 °C after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. However, this therapy has been reported to be highly intense because the sustained low temperature causes discomfort for patients. The optimum temperature and duration of cooling required for comfortable and effective cryotherapy after arthroscopic shoulder surgery were investigated.