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Is intermittent or continuous cryocuff therapy better at reducing preoperative swelling in adults with fracture.

Three Part Question

In [adults with acute fracture] Is [intermittent cryocuff therapy or continuous cryocuff therapy] Better at [reducing swelling].

Clinical Scenario

Working on Trauma orthopaedics you routinely use cryocuff to reduce swelling before operations. A nurse asks you how to use the cryocuff and if keeping it on longer than 20 minutes would be more effective in reducing swelling. Your unsure of this and therefore decide to check the evidence.

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