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Fig. 1

Commercial cold packs applied to the medial and lateral aspects of the stifle joint after surgery.

Fig. 2

Cryotherapy options (clockwise starting top right): ice massage cups, alcohol-water slush plastic bags, commercial cold wraps, and fluoromethane cold spray.

Fig. 3

(A) A cold compression unit is delivering cold to a dog stifle joint after surgery. Cold is delivered via a refrigerated gel pack. (B) The unit has a battery operated pump providing air pressure for compression.

Fig. 4

A cold compression unit; ice water is stored in the unit and circulated through the compression sleeve.

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Cryotherapy causes a decrease in blood flow to the area, which may decrease the amount of hemorrhage and edema, and a decrease local tissue metabolism and enzyme-mediated tissue damage

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