Karsten Rohring had two major orthopedic surgeries in the fall of 2018, but he only needed one cold therapy product to help him heal from both.
First came reconstruction of his rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that holds the arm bone in the shoulder socket. His doctor prescribed the Polar Care® Cube™ cold therapy device to reduce pain and swelling during recovery. Karsten was hooked by the results.
“This cooling machine is state of the art! I used it every day, and thanks to the device I was able to recover much sooner. The doctor promised me I could move my arm above the shoulder after four weeks, and I was able to do it in two.”
Karsten’s experience after shoulder surgery helped inform his next steps when, later that fall, he also had a knee replacement.
“Breg’s service was excellent. I received a knee pad from the company overnight and was able to use it for recovery right away,” he said.
The Polar Care Cube has pads for every joint in different sizes, so patients like Karsten can use the same machine for multiple injuries. The unit holds temperature for 6 to 8 hours, extending the benefits of cold therapy over other methods like using standard ice bags, which have to be replaced frequently to be effective.
Karsten credits the Polar Care Cube with helping him return to work three weeks after his knee surgery – which was three weeks sooner than he expected.
*Individual results may vary.