The Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Preoperative and Postoperative Cryotherapy in Proximal Tibia Fractures

2014-07-24 14:06:34 | BioPortfolio


Consenting patients with proximal tibia fractures will be randomized to 10 degree or 21 degree cryotherapy sleeves. Time to discharge and complications will be monitored.

Primary outcome measure: Cost of Treatment (based on length of stay) Secondary outcome measures: Satisfaction/pain relief and narcotic requirement

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Proximal Tibia Fracture


Cryotherapy, Room temperaure cuff


Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
R3A 1R9




University of Manitoba

Results (where available)

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