Patient on a gurney

Reduces Bleeding6

Fights Bacteria10

Improves Range of Motion.9

Reducing Costs with ThermoTherapy

ThermoTherapy is perhaps the least expensive intervention for a number of common complications. As a result, it can save money as a therapy while extending the treatment of common comorbidities to a mobile outpatient. ThermoTherapy can play a role in preventing costly re-admissions. Here are several ways that ThermoTherapy can reduce costs.

Restoring Range of Motion

Limited motion has been identified as a hospital acquired cause of re-admission. As such, it is not reimbursed by Medicare.

ThermoTherapy helps improve range of motion and facilitates an early return to mobility.7,9 In clinical studies, continuous cold therapy achieved a 20.5% increase in range of motion over the control group, by Postoperative Day 7. ThermoActive enables providers to support the hospital-based continuous cold post-discharge for a mobile patient by incorporating ThermoTherapy into their orthopedic braces.

ThermoTherapy reduces excessive wound drainage

Deep infection has been defined by CMS as a hospital acquired condition. It often occurs post-surgically at home, after discharge, requiring re-admission. In randomized, controlled trials, continuous cold compression was able to reduce wound drainage associated with post-surgical TJR deep infection, a contributing factor to deep infection. ThermoActive bracing provides a method for patient-applied cold with compression to help maintain healthy healing as the patient continues to rehab at home.

To see how ThermoActive contributes to the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Initiative (BPCI) and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program, contact Michael Banks at 844.620.1100.