Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Postoperative Edema among Patients undergone Orthopaedic Surgery for Lower Extremities in a Tertiary Care Hospital
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064

Research Paper | Orthopedic | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Postoperative Edema among Patients undergone Orthopaedic Surgery for Lower Extremities in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Sophy T C, Deepa Merin Kuriakose

Background: Acute edema can occur as a result of surgical procedure.[1] Persistent swelling can result in delayed wound healing due to the elements present in chronic wound fluid which inhibit growth factors. Cryotherapy is a well tolerated therapy for the reduction of edema and is also called as cold applications.[2] Cryotherapy is a simple and inexpensive therapy which has been accepted for decades as an effective therapy for edema management. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cryotherapy on postoperative edema among patients undergone orthopaedic surgery for lower extremities at Govt. Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. A quantitative approach was used for the study and the design adopted was true experimental design. The conceptual framework, Roy’s Adaptation model theoretically supported the study. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 35 patients in control and 35 patients in experimental group. The data were collected using socio personal and clinical data sheet and edema 4 -point scale. During the data collection period cryotherapy was given to the patients in control group, the ice packs covered with gauze bandage were applied over the dressing present on the surgical site. It was applied for 20 minutes every 2nd hourly for first 24 hours and every 4th hourly for the next 24 hours. Post test evaluation was done after 24 and 48 hours. Findings revealed that cryotherapy had statistically significant effect on postoperative edema (p < 0.05 ) among patients undergone orthopaedic surgery for lower extremities. Based on the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that cryotherapy was effective in reducing postoperative edema among patients undergone orthopaedic surgery.

Keywords: Orthopaedic, surgery, Postoperative edema, Effectiveness, Cryotherapy

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 485 - 487

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

Sophy T C, Deepa Merin Kuriakose, "Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Postoperative Edema among Patients undergone Orthopaedic Surgery for Lower Extremities in a Tertiary Care Hospital", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR20705004222, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, 485 - 487

264 PDF Views | 71 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF

Click below to Watch Video Lecture of Above Article

Share this Video Lecture



Similar Articles with Keyword 'Orthopaedic'

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 485 - 487

Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Postoperative Edema among Patients undergone Orthopaedic Surgery for Lower Extremities in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Sophy T C, Deepa Merin Kuriakose

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Pages: 402 - 407

An evaluation of Treatment of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus by Ponseti method at Agartala Government Medical College

Dr. Nirmal Debbarma, Dr. Ajit Tudu, Dr. Bhupes Sil, Dr. Tapan Kumar Das

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Pages: 208 - 212

To Study the End Results of Radial Head Excision in the Management of Displaced and Comminuted Radial Head Fractures in Young Adults

Dr. Binoy Debnath, Dr. Ajit Tudu, Dr. Santosh Reang, Dr. Tapan Kumar Das

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 570 - 572

Health Problems and Functional Independence of Patients with Osteoarthritis

Godwill Mathew, Dr. Liny Joseph

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Pages: 17 - 22

To Study the Outcome of Conservative Management of Closed Fracture of Base of Fifth Metatarsal in Adults

Dr Narenjit Das, Dr Ajit Tudu, Dr Santosh Reang, Dr Tapan Kumar Das

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'surgery'

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 485 - 487

Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Postoperative Edema among Patients undergone Orthopaedic Surgery for Lower Extremities in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Sophy T C, Deepa Merin Kuriakose

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Pages: 402 - 407

An evaluation of Treatment of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus by Ponseti method at Agartala Government Medical College

Dr. Nirmal Debbarma, Dr. Ajit Tudu, Dr. Bhupes Sil, Dr. Tapan Kumar Das

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, India, Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020

Pages: 1868 - 1872

A Study on Functional and Radiological Outcome of Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery (TLIF / PLIF) with Minimum 6 Months Duration (21 Patients)

Dr. V. R. Sata, Dr. Mayank Limbani

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, Malaysia, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 229 - 232

The Sensitivity and Specificity of Thessaly Test for the Diagnosis of Meniscus Injuries in Patients with Symptoms of Chronic Internal Derangements of the Knee

Nor Zarini Yusoff, Au Yong Pui San

Share this Article

Research Paper, Orthopedic, Indonesia, Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019

Pages: 1813 - 1817

Functional Outcome in ACL Reconstruction Using Autograft Hamstring Tendon and Peroneus Longus Tendon: A Meta Analysis

Dwijo Purboyo, IGN Wien Aryana, Made Wahyu Dharmapradita

Share this Article
Top