Knee

Anatomy of the knee

The knee joint is a complex joint. Its complexity combined with the fact that the knee is heavily burdened on a daily basis, explains its susceptibility to injuries. The femur, fibula and tibia all come together in the knee.

The surface of the joint is covered with a layer of smooth cartilage, and the bone tips are covered with the shock absorbing menisci.

cTreatment for knee injuries

Knee surgeries and injuries cause swelling and pain, both of which limit the mobility and functionality. The swelling also causes a delay on the revalidation process.

Correctly cooling of the region of the injury makes sure that the pain and swelling are limited as much as possible. It also ensures that physiotherapy sessions can start sooner.

The cooling itself must be very precise in order to avoid tissue damage and cold burns, as well as limit the pain and swelling. This accurate cooling can only ensue when different factors are taken into account: The length of cooling, correct temperature fluctuations, the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer or the volume of the joint and the specific requirements of the phase of recovery are just a few of those factors.

The cTreatments developed by Waegener for the knee ensures a correct and save cooling at all phases of the recovery process. The specific protocols – different for every phase of recovery – together with the accuracy of the cServer provide the optimal outcome. Basic cooling systems without computerized protocols provide few or no results; in many cases they even have a negative influence on the recovery.

The inflammation reaction after surgery or injury caused by a trauma or accident lasts in most cases about three weeks. By using cTreatment during the entire recovery period the pain and swelling are limited as well as possible, resulting in a faster recovery and a more comfortable patient.