I have been coordinating a controlled trial using Hilotherapy with 61 total knee replacement patients at the RJAH Oswestry. The preliminary results have shown a reduction in patient length of stay from 4.52 days in the control group to 4.35 days in the Hilotherm group. There was also a reduction in the need for rescue doses of Oxynorm from 82% in the control group to 42% in the Hilotherm group. Patients have found the treatment improved their comfort level and the Physio team have found the treatment easy to administer with patients.
Dr. John C. John, Consultant Anaesthetist at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry