Cold Compression Therapy for the Hip
Cold compression therapy by Compression Solutions’ hip wrap provides intermittent compression therapy to reduce pain and swelling for post-surgical use. This device fits a circumference up to 50” and includes one gel pack for cooling treatments. Pair with our clinical pump or at-home pump to use the shoulder wrap for intermittent compression therapy.
Use Cases for Compression Therapy for Hips:
- Hip replacement: Post-operative care after a hip replacement is critical to help rehabilitate patients and lessen patient risk. To reduce deep vein thrombosis risk, most surgeons will prescribe post-op compression therapy to reduce deep vein thrombosis risk. Combine compression therapy with cryotherapy to reduce pain and swelling.
- Hemiarthroplasty: Hemiarthroplasty is an invasive surgery. In this operation, half of a patient’s hip is replaced with an implant. In a pilot study from a Dutch hospital, surgeons found that continuous-flow cryotherapy combined with intermittent compression helped patients lower pain scores and use less postoperative pain medication.
- Hip resurfacing: This form of hip replacement surgery only places an implant in the area of a damaged tissue or bone. Pneumatic compression and cryotherapy have been successfully implemented to manage acute tissue damage.
- Sprains, strains, or fractures: Hip fractures are a serious condition and one of the biggest causes of long-term disability. For a faster recovery, reduced pain and swelling, and DVT prevention, surgeons may prescribe cold therapy devices or compression devices.
Suggested HCPCS: A9270