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Thread: Iceman pak for your leg?
04-22-2005, 03:13 PM #1
Iceman pak for your leg?
I've seen a couple of threads mention the iceman setup to keep your leg's swelling at bay. Any links or information on it would be greatly appreciated. Google is giving me nothin!
I am not iceman....
04-22-2005, 04:00 PM #2Registered User
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- S. Utah
My IceMan was sent home with me after surgery. Made by DonJoy. Here is a link.
04-22-2005, 04:06 PM #3
Iceman looks like a battery operated pump deal.
My wife got a shoulder unit post-op. It was just one hose connected to the drain hole of a one quart coleman water jug.
Fill the jug with ice water and place it above the injury. Every now and then you set it on the floor to drain and re-position it above the injury to get fresh ice water into the pack.
Bet they are damned expensive (med. insurance post-op) but could be a cheap ebay purchase.
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Last edited by Core Shot; 04-22-2005 at 04:08 PM.
04-22-2005, 04:06 PM #4
Your avatar shows Tahoe.....are you around Tahoe? I have two Icemen....you would be welcome to borrow one.
04-22-2005, 04:09 PM #5
i had and non battery one like this. but it was a different brand. cryo-cuff its called.
04-22-2005, 07:12 PM #6Originally Posted by Huckwheat
A big thanks to all for the links and info!!!
04-23-2005, 07:08 AM #7click click boom
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Wish I had one of those. Any idea on pricing?
Of note, at PT they have me icing using a similar device at the end of every session except that it fills up with mad pressure then releases and refills to pulsate the swelling out of the joint. Pretty cool deal.
04-23-2005, 07:33 AM #8Originally Posted by truth
why not get one used. egay seems to have them cheap enough.
bleach and disinfect the thing and what a deal.
04-23-2005, 08:16 AM #9Originally Posted by Core Shot
i got mine from the surgery ward at MGH. just woke up and it was on my knee. i dont think its really much better than using bags of ice and an ace bandage to keep the ice tight. i found i got more uniform icing with ice bags. the good thing about cryo-cuff/iceman is when you are just out of surgey, and getting to the freezer is painfull and possibly impossible, you can load the thing up and have a seriously long ice session without anyone bringing you more ice.
04-23-2005, 08:37 AM #10
I was thinking more about the cuff and any wound ooze santorum type of stuff that might be crusted on the cuff. you might want to disinfect that.
The battery op version with the pump sounds like the ultra chilla
04-27-2005, 09:01 AM #11Originally Posted by truth
They also ordered the CPM machine, we'll see if insurance covers that too. Anyone use one before? Is it worth it?
04-27-2005, 09:59 AM #12
truth - is this what you are using at PT?
i had one for a week after surgery. that's all insurance covered and i was bummed to give it up. they did say i could pay $100 to rent it for another week and i almost did. probably worth it but i switched to bags of frozen peas
i HIGHLY recommend this thing.
edit - i never used a CPM machine this time around or e-stim at PT. shit was much easier than 15 years ago...
04-27-2005, 10:10 AM #13click click boom
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X-boat, yeah that's the beast. Fuggin awesome machine.
05-14-2005, 10:28 PM #14
Looks like the doc rented me the EBI Controlled Cold Therapy system. Pretty cool, you just plug it in, add water, and set the temp. The water flows through a container to a velcroed ice pad like the Donjoy Iceman, but no need to add ice, it just cools it down to a set temp and circulates. Granted, my electric bill may be higher this week, but I don't have to make those trips to the freezer every 4 hours. It's fairly loud too with the compressor fan, but it's more like white noise than anything else. Highly recommend it if you have a choice. I think I have to give it back in a week, I'll be sad to see it go!
Oh, I've also got the Optiflex CPM for a week too. Lots of toys to play with while riding the couch.
05-02-2009, 05:18 PM #15
Wife just came home with one of these things.
I think it "fell off a truck"
One of her friends gave it to her for me. It is so sweet comapared to ice packs.
A bit of a hassle if you just need a quick icing after a workout.
But if you have chronic shit or injuries that can use icing a few times a day its super nice.
I parked it for 20 minutes each on my fracture tibia, on my ankle, and on my knee.
then just cuz I strapped it too my thigh (its been cramping up due to compensation and stress).
That felt super sweet as well.
The only downside is it takes a lot of ice. and you have the hassle of filling it before use.
I thoroughly recommend it for anyone with a surgery or other injury recovery."Fakers are Maggots" - T. Hall, 2011
only a fake Rasta could make a claim like that
05-02-2009, 05:31 PM #16
Actually, if you have some chronic shit, use it in conjunction with the Iceman and you're set.