cold compression therapy unit

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cold compression therapy unit


CCT unit

A cooling jacket that simultaneously delivers cold therapy and static compression to an extremity, joint, or other body part. Water is chilled in an external container to a temperature of 45° to 55°F (7.2° to 12°C) and is then circulated through a circumferentially applied compression device. CCT units are used immediately after surgery or joint injury to control swelling and reduce pain. Synonym: controlled cold therapy unit


This device should not be used with patients who have known contraindications to cold application or external compression (e.g., peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, advanced diabetes, or neurological insufficiency).
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