Dave, on 12-13-2016
Overall I would give this product the full five stars for greatness. However, The cooling pad does have a weakness in that it can be punctured very easily and there is not a fix to be had to repair it.
My suggestion would be to either formulate a repair kit for the existing pad, or make it of a substance that is repairable.
Jerry, on 12-13-2016
easy to use & very effectve
Rotpwc, on 12-13-2016
I got immediate relief after using the Polar Care Kodiak Cold Therapy unit the first night. It is easy to assemble, did not leak at all and because of the many hours of cooling to my knee, the next day the pain was immensely reduced.
I had fallen on the ice and landed on my knee. The pain was excruciating, but as I said the pain was so improved the next day that it felt like a miracle.
I am very thankful to the friend who told me about the Cold Therapy unit.
Becky, on 12-13-2016
I got my machine immediately after rotator cuff surgery in Oct. 2013, before I woke-up. It REALLY made a difference and I was very impressed. I injured my knee and need surgery, so now I want the knee pad because it seems wasteful to get another machine when the one I have is perfectly good and less than a year old, plus I can really use that knee pad now while I'm in pain and for the swelling. I would highly recommend this machine to anyone.
Nearly Retired, on 12-13-2016
Great Product - should have bought it sooner!
Had pretty extensive shoulder surgery. Got the Breg Kodiak the week before surgery and had it ready to go as soon as I got home from the hospital. The shoulder pad fit perfectly and brought immediate relief from the pain and swelling. It was a snap to setup and use each day. About to begin PT and this will be a lifesaver when doing exercises at home.
Dennice, on 12-13-2016
I have used continuous ice machines before, but this is my favorite, by far. It is compact, takes less ice than the other machines I have used, and stays colder longer. The motor is quite and the whole set up is easy to maneuver.
Lifesaver, on 12-13-2016
This ice machine has been a lifesaver post tkr surgery. It
Provides pain relief and allowed me to get off heavy pain meds sooner. The only down side is the price which seems excessive.
Maygirl, on 12-13-2016
Cold therapy is wonderful for my knee because my knee is inflammed.
R Tall, on 12-13-2016
This is a great product.
Bought for my wife to use on her knees and she is very pleased with it. My sister will start using tomorrow on her back.
Jenn, on 12-13-2016
I was offered this ice machine by my third surgeon, with this being my fourth operation on the same knee, I took advantage of the offer. I haven't been so excited to ice my knee, I am extremely happy that I finally have something that helps with the pain I'm in. I have been using this instead of my pain meds, and the fact that it gives a continuous ice flow, extremely helps when I doze off for a couple hours.
Cecile, on 12-13-2016
easy to use and effective
Love this machine. Very Quiet and effective. Had Rotator Cuff Surgery and used it daily post operative. My Surgeon never mentioned using this device for my post operative care and was surprised and glad that I had purchased this machine.
Flyerwj, on 12-13-2016
Essential For Post Surgery Pain And Swelling Reduction
Indispensable for reducing post surgery swelling and helping to control pain. No more swapping out ice bags or trying to jury rig a way to get ice on your shoulder, ankle, knee or wrist after surgery. Inteiilpads are made for the specific part of your body that needs ice therapy. In my case, the shoulder pad provided excellent coverage for the front, back and side of my shoulder post rotator cuff & bicep repair. One filling of ice & water provides about 7 hours of class of therapy. Great for therapies that benefit from continuous cold application (overnight, e.g.).
Chickenlegsco, on 12-13-2016
This unit started buzzing after about 10hrs of operation. While it does seem to be working fine, I'm a bit apprehensive as to the longevity and future performance of the unit. About the only thing that can be checked is the filter and it looked fine.