Ice treatment of injured ligaments: an experimental model

N Z Med J. 1980 Jan 9;91(651):12-4.


Using the radiocarpal ligament of the domestic pig as an experimental model the effects of ice therapy were studied. The results indicate that application of ice causes: (1) Increased subcutaneous swelling to injured or uninjured soft tissue; (2) A diminution of histological evidence of inflammation in injured ligamentous tissue.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cryotherapy*
  • Edema / therapy*
  • Forelimb / injuries
  • Ligaments / injuries*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Swine