Many Doctors and Physical Therapists have patients that require aggressive treatment for their knee injuries. One of the biggest problems is patellar tendonitis. These patients may be professional (or amateur) athletes who's lives revolve around being physically able to perform. Or, they may be any patient who simply insists on a more aggressive treatment plan than taking pain killers and waiting it out. Regardless of the reasons, for patients who want to be proactive about healing their patellar tendon or for cases where additional measures are required to ensure proper healing, King Brand® BFST® and ColdCure® technologies are the solution.
King Brand Healthcare Products® are the innovators of Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®). For injuries of the ligaments, muscles and tendons, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the area which are required for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured knee at rest often has restricted blood flow which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow but all too often it also results in small but frequent reinjury which extends the healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Knee therapy device, blood flow can be stimulated through the patella tendon while the patient is at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of reinjury, patients can recover from their injured patellar tendon at surprisingly rapid rates.
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can really recover from soft tissue injuries like patellar tendonitis. When a professional athlete is injured, they have explicit instructions to stay off their injured knee - no physical activity, no loading of the joint, crutches - they are ordered to rest the patellar tendon completely. Injured professional athletes though also are attended to by professional athletic therapists. These pro therapists have always been assigned to the athlete to ensure they supplement the healing process with exercises and stretches, to stimulate blood flow many times each day. Regular BFST® treatments are a standard part of that therapy because the more we promote blood flow, the faster the patient will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days while regular patients with the same injuries often take weeks or even months to heal. With the addition of BFST® pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their knee injuries faster than ever.
Patellar pain and swelling. Without pain and swelling, patients wouldn't even know that their tendonitis exist. Pain and Swelling of the patellar tendon are the symptoms that drive patients to seek medical help. As professional healthcare providers, we care about curing the ailment and recognize that the pain isn't the problem, its only a sign of the problem. All too often our patients rate our professional service based on our ability to address the pain and the swelling because that's the only part that they can see. We want our patients to think highly of us, but we also want them to live without pain through the healing process. It is important to address both the symptoms and the cause. We need to address the pain and swelling while at the same time cure the Patella tendon. Pain killers are the easy solution to address the pain, but we all know they are not the best solution.
Pain killers (NSAIDs/analgesics) such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and ASA are known anticoagulents - they can prevent the blood from clotting. This group of medicines interfere with normal blood function that is crucial for the optimal healing process. We know this isn't the best solution for treating the pain, but narcotics and steroids are not desirable options either, especially for our regular patients who are not under professional medical supervision 100% of the day. Even injured professional athletes who are under regular medical supervision are kept away from drugs if possible. The best possible solution for pain and swelling control is clearly using ColdCure® technology.
ColdCure® compression knee wraps are designed specifically for the treatment of pain and swelling from soft tissue injuries of the knee. They are easy to use, safe, targeted and extremely effective. ColdCure® technology provides control of the swelling and pain without the negatives of drugs. Our unqiue cold pack design wraps the cold relief around the knee cap (patella) and all along and over the pattelar tendon. The shape is perfect for treating patella tendonitis. So, the patient gets the relief they demand and they heal as quickly as possible - all without the use of drugs.
The BFST® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the entire knee area and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the patellar tendon and surrounding tissue accelerating the healing process.
As an FDA Registered Medical Device the BFST® wrap is suitable for use in hospital and therapeutic clinics. Because the device is completely safe for patients to use themselves, the BFST® wraps can also be used by the patients at home. Home use reduces in-clinic medical costs and further speeds up healing times.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® knee device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the complex form of the knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire patellar tendon area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached velcro straps that guarantee a perfect fit. As well, the wrap and unwrap design allows for easy wrapping of a tender injured knee without having to slip into or out of a 'sock like' device. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed.
After treatment the straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for the injured knee. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so that the user is free to move about the treatment clinic or home when not receiving therapy while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort. The device is incredibly comfortable to wear.
Cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to any injured tissue immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. This swelling can be in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or tendon sheaths within the knee. While most patellar tendon injuries, particularly patellar tendonitis is most commonly caused by repetitive strain, sudden trauma can also injur the tendon. Very often, patellar tendon injuries are accompanied by damage to other tissue around the patella as well. Regardless of type of patella injury you have, Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term permanent damage.
The King Brand® ColdCure® Knee Wrap is a medical grade cold compression wrap designed for use in hospitals and injury therapy clinics (Home use is also very common). The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in soft tissue injuries.
Improving on the RICE standard of injury care, ColdCure® wraps are specifically designed to operate at refrigeration (not freezer) temperatures. This eliminates the potential of skin damage during treatment associated with all freezer wraps. This improved standard is called RCCE®(Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation). RCCE® allows for the wraps to be applied to the patient and used while not attended by a physician or clinician. This is very important given the likelihood of skin damage from alternative devices which use cold packs charged in a freezer.
The oversized cold packs in all ColdCure® wraps contain specially formulated gel with more cooling power per lb than standard wraps. This allows for longer treatment durations without having to recharge the wrap or switch cold packs. The longer treatment times and more cold power means more pain relief, better control of swelling and less handling of the injured area. These all result in a better treatment of knee injuries. Each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large cold packs allowing for immediate re-use in clinical settings or the ability for extended treatment durations in the patient's home.
Like the BFST® Wraps, ColdCure® Knee wraps are enclosed in soft, comfortable neoprene wraps. The gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the knee and cover the patellar tendon particularly well. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the knee is shaped very differently from any other body part and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body The wrap molds the cold pack around the entire knee to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire patellar area. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a knee treatment device.
What is extremely important is that these wraps use RigiGel® technology so that the gel does not flow away from the injured area when pressure is applied. The gel stays in place even under pressure. Yet it is still soft and molds to the body. ColdCure® wraps are unique and of a higher quality and performance than any other wrap available. Nothing else comes even close. Again, like the BFST® wrap, the ColdCure® wrap is opened and closed using attached velcro straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The wrap and unwrap design allows for easily applying it around a tender, injured, knee without having to slip into or out of a tube shaped device.
As professional therapists and medical practitioners you know that it is in your best interest to treat your patients quickly and completely. Using regular, alternating, BFST® and ColdCure® treatments your patient will heal quickly and completely with minimal swelling and pain. This ends up in lower treatment costs, greater patient satisfaction and a reduced chance of reinjury.
Even with their superior design and performance these devices are low enough priced that they can be used by patients for in-home self treatment which also improves treatment results and patient satisfaction.
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners world wide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option.