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Polar Care Wave®

Polar Care Wave combines motorized cold therapy with active compression in a simple and compact system, making it ideal for facility and home use. Polar Care Wave is easily transported from the hospital, physical therapy clinic or athletic training room to the patient’s home, extending the benefits of cold and compression.

Polar Care Wave is designed to reduce pain and edema to optimize patient recovery. Motorized cold therapy and compression devices, like Polar Care Wave, have also been shown to decrease narcotic use post-operatively.¹ United States Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a medical professional.

Intended Use

The Polar Care Wave System is intended to treat post-surgical and acute injuries to reduce edema, swelling, and pain where cold and compression are indicated. It is intended to be used by or on the order of licensed healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics, athletic training settings, or home settings.

Features and Benefits


  • Single patient use facility-to-home unit
  • Remarkably easy to operate
  • No additional barrier needed
  • Ice bag accessory available for an easier way to refill system


  • Varied levels of cold + compression settings
  • Y-adapter for bilateral usage
  • Multiple pad configurations


  • Compact design facilitates transport
  • System alone and system/pad combos available
  • Hose-management storage system
  • Whisper quiet pump technology encourages rest and recovery


  • High-quality Breg Cold Compression Pads
  • Class II 510(k) clearance

Operation Details

Adjustable compression therapy settings: Regular, Low and Off

Regular = 50 mmHg average peak compression
Low = 25 mmHg average peak compression

Adjustable cold therapy settings: Regular, Low and Off

Colder ≥ 45°F average operating temperature of the pad
Cold ≥ 50°F average operating temperature of the pad

Part Numbers

Part Numbers

Part # Description
100577-000 Polar Care Wave
Combo Units:
100578-000 Polar Care Wave Combo Cold Compression Knee
100579-000 Polar Care Wave Combo Cold Compression Shoulder
100580-000 Polar Care Wave Combo Cold Compression Universal
C00016 Breg Cold Compression Pad, Universal
C00017 Breg Cold Compression Knee Pad
C00003 Breg Cold Compression Knee Pad, Large
C00004 Breg Cold Compression Shoulder Pad
C00020 Breg Cold Compression Back Pad
C00005 Breg Cold Compression Foot/Ankle Pad
C00013 Breg Cold Compression Hip Pad
100576-000 PC Wave Knee Y Adapter
100582-000 Breg Ice Bags (kit of 12)
C00015 Breg Carrying Bag
100584-000 PC Wave Replacement Power Supply

Pad Dimensions

Cold Therapy Pads

Type Minimum
Dimension Strap Length Application
Standard Knee 8″ (20 cm) 27″ (69 cm) 16″ x 12″ (41 cm x 30 cm) 11″ (28 cm) Knee Pad
Large Knee 16″ (41 cm) thigh 30.5″ (77 cm) thigh 16″ x 17.5″ (41 cm x 44 cm) 14.5″ and 11.5″ (37 cm & 29 cm) Knee Pad
Shoulder 40″ (101 cm) shoulder
12″ (30 cm) bicep
50″ (127 cm) shoulder
20″ (51 cm) bicep
15″ x 13″ (38 cm x 33 cm) 34″ (86 cm) shoulder
9.5″ (24 cm) bicep
Shoulder Pad
Foot/Ankle 9″ (23 cm) ankle
7″ (18 cm) foot
16″ (41 cm) ankle
12″ (30 cm) foot
17″ x 12″ (43 cm x 30 cm) N/A Foot/Ankle
Back 32.5″ (82 cm) waist 53″ (135 cm) waist 13.5″ x 14.5″ (34 cm x 37 cm) 21″ (53 cm) on each side Back Pad
Hip 33″ (83 cm) waist
8″ (20 cm) thigh
53″ (135 cm) waist
31″ (79 cm) thigh
16″ x 12″ (41 cm x 30 cm) 20″ (51 cm) each (2 straps)
25″ (63 cm)
Hip Pad
Universal 8″ (20 cm) at the knee
31″ (79 cm) at the chest/shoulder
47″ (119 cm) for the thigh strap
49″ (125 cm) chest/shoulder
20″ (51 cm) bicep/calf strap
13″ x 12.5″ (33 cm x 32 cm) 41″, 39″ & 9″ (104 cm, 99 cm & 23 cm) Universal Shoulder
Universal Knee

Instructions for Use (IFU)




General Use


Overview – English

Overview – Spanish

Previous Revisions of
Instructions for Use

AW-1.03418 REV C

AW-1.04509 REV A INTL