Some injuries or medical conditions require cold therapy as part of the care plan to recovery. It can be a challenge to keep something cold for very long but for a polar care unit. Here’s what you need to know and how it will benefit you.

What is a polar care unit?

A polar care unit is a cold therapy system that allows a clinician to apply cold therapy to a patient for an extended period. In fact, a Breg polar care cube can provide up to 13 hours of cold therapy.

The cold temperature can also be adjusted according to the medical professional’s recommendation and/or the patient’s comfort level.

How is it used?

To use a polar care unit, all you need is ice to add to the “cube” or unit. The clinician will set the comfort level and then attach a pad around the area of the body requiring cold therapy.

An insulated barrier must be placed between the patient’s skin and the pad. An insulated barrier is simply the patient’s clothing or something else, like a towel.

There are different pads according to the location of the body to be treated, including:

  • knee pads
  • hip pads
  • hand/wrist pads
  • shoulder pads
  • multi-use pads.

What are the benefits of a Breg polar care cube?

A polar care unit provides benefits or features, like:

  • easy to control the temperature
  • evenly distributed temperature
  • high performance at long intervals (usually 6-8 hours but can be up to 13 hours)
  • quiet pump technology for maximum comfort.

Who can best benefit from a polar care unit?

Anyone with an injury or who suffers pain, swelling, and inflammation from an injury or another medical condition can benefit from a polar care unit. Some specific examples of when a polar care unit is used include when a person:

  • is undergoing physical therapy
  • suffering from some types of chronic pain
  • suffering post-trauma complications or pain
  • has had general surgery, plastic surgery, or another type of operation; and/or
  • has undertaken arthroscopic or reconstructive procedures

Who can purchase a Breg polar care cube?

Only medical professionals can purchase a polar care unit or, alternatively, a person who is ordered to do so by the medical professional for the medical professional’s use.

If you want to learn more about how a Breg polar care cube can benefit your practice and/or your patients, contact Williams Bros. Healthcare Pharmacy today.