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Abbylayla

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I recently purchased a Polar Active Ice Cold Therapy System for my upcoming TKR.
I chose the 9 quart but there was also a 15 quart option.
Does anyone have any experience w these? Will 9q be sufficient pr should I have gone w 15q?

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@Abbylayla You will notice I moved your thread to the knee pre-op area. You will get more input from our members here.

Do you have your new surgery date yet?
 

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After looking at both sizes on the polar site, I see the 9 qt is small and meant for ankles and feet, whereas the 15 qt is meant for knees and joints. My personal opinion is the 15 qt, as it has a larger capacity, thus will hold more ice bottles, which means colder water, plus a longer cooling time. You need a machine that will cool your knee, comes with either a knee pad, or a universal pad, not a foot or ankle pad. My suggestion is to call the polar company and speak to a rep. about both and get their input.
 
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lovetosewandcook I called them & decided to go w the larger unit as the 9 quart only lasts 6 hours & that could be an issue overnight. They were very helpful & so were you.
Thank you again
 

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