Cindy is discussing the use of cold therapy after a total knee replacement to help reduce swelling and pain. It is good to combine your cold therapy with elevation of the surgical leg. See video for proper positioning for elevation.
**Always use a barrier between your skin and the cold source.
**Perform occasional skin checks in the area of cold use.
Variety of Cold Therapy Sources
Apply above sources for 15-20 minutes at a time. Use a barrier between the cold source and your skin. Perform skin check after removal and prior to next application. Allow at least one hour between each application.
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