Knee Injury recovery
Knee injuries, like all other soft tissue injuries, are graded on severity between 1 and 3. Recovery times for knee sprains can vary significantly but are typically around three to six weeks for a medial collateral ligament (MCL), three to six weeks for a lateral collateral ligament (LCL), six to eight weeks for a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and around six to nine months for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Recovery for all knee injuries can be mitigated with effective use of a cooling, heating and compression device. Treating a knee sprain quickly and effectively can optimise tissue healing and reduce the extent of the injury.
Cooling is typically applied in the acute stage (up to 48-72 hours) to initially vasoconstrict and control the bleed, optimising the inflammation stage of healing. ProMOTION EV1’s cooling application can be set from 6 to 15 degrees – the optimal temperature range to apply. The addition of the compression wrap allows you to apply controlled intermittent (high to low) or static compression to tailor the optimal compression levels in response to the athlete/patient’s presentation.
Contrast therapy is used when the inflammation is beginning to stop. Introducing heat can be helpful when the patient is moving into the remodelling stage of healing, to aid with the alignment and pliability of tissues to make them stronger. With ProMOTION EV1 you can set the heat to the optimal 38 – 40 degrees temperature range. Typically, this is done through hot/cold baths. However, with ProMOTION EV1 you don’t need water to apply the contrast therapy.
ProMOTION EV1 can be used anywhere. It is fully portable and battery-operated. There is no need for ice, water or mains power. Portability and usability of effective therapy products is a concern among patients and athletes suffering from knee injuries. ProMOTION EV1 makes each therapy session easy and comfortable to complete, and therefore increasing the number of therapy sessions which can be applied.