Cryotherapy-induced nerve injury

F. H. Bassett, J. S. Kirkpatrick, D. L. Engelhardt, T. R. Malone, W. Grana

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Abstract

Cryotherapy is a frequently used therapeutic modality in the treatment of athletic injuries. Peripheral nerve injury can result from the use of cryotherapy and cause temporary disability for the athlete. Six cases of peripheral nerve injury are reviewed. All cases resolved spontaneously. To avoid this complication, one should consider the location of major peripheral nerves, the thickness of the overlying subcutaneous fat, and the duration of tissue cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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