Cold Intermittent Pneumatic Compression: Application in the Rehabilitation of Multiple Trauma Dogs and Cats or After Surgery
Alice Critti, João Requicha and Ângela Martins*
Departamento de Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia, HVA - Hospital Veterinário da Arrábida, Portugal
- Corresponding Author:
- Ângela Martins
DVM, CCRP, ESAVS, Membro do AARV e IARVT
Professora Convidada do Departamento de Ciências Veterinárias
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia, HVA - Hospital
Veterinário da Arrábida, Portugal
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Apr 22, 2016; Accepted date: May 14, 2016; Published date: Apr 21, 2016
Citation: Critti A, Requicha J, Martins A (2016) Cold Intermittent Pneumatic Compression: Application in the Rehabilitation of Multiple Trauma Dogs and Cats or After Surgery. J Comm Pub Health Nurs 2:121. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000121
Copyright: © 2016 Critti A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cold Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Technique (TCFPI) resulted from the evolution and combination of several rehabilitation techniques such as cryotherapy and cold compression. In this study was carried out a comparison between TCFPI and cryotherapy in dogs and cats submitted to surgical procedures or multiple trauma patients. 61 animals with orthopedic, surgical and emergency conditions were selected for the study: 33 were treated using TCFPI and 28 treated using cryotherapy. Animals treated using TCFPI achieve a faster recovery by decreasing pain effectively, reducing swelling, enhancing blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and tissue stimulation. This technique allows combining a set of different rehabilitation techniques since operation parameters as temperature, pressure and therapy duration are customizable, making the whole treatment process shorter and easier to achieve the required physical conditions to initiate the rehabilitation process, and thus decreasing the morbidity rate. Since the human biped and the quadruped animal are neuroanatomically and neurophysiologically identical, as well as at muscular co-contraction level, it is intended to highlight the importance of TCFPI facing cryotherapy on human, on Orthopedics and internal medicine, in decreasing days of hospitalization and pain.