@RUNNERMX, my only concern about this facilty ( www.caringmedical.com) is that they push Prolotherapy. I personally have no experience with it. A close friend of mine had 4 sessions of many injections of dextrose and something else. The outcome was not good. This was more than 3 years ago and he still has muscular complications. Even though Prolotherapy has been around for a long time, it does not mean it is good, bad or indifferent. Most insurance companies DON'T cover it either because they say it is still investigational or experimental therapy. I think the jury is still out in my opinion. I think the premise of allowing inflammation is true...to a certain extent like you said. I believe it is a good idea to control your pain through ANY means possible without taking pain meds...naturally.
I think the Cryo Ice Machine Post surgery was good for me. I can't tell you scientifically why since I can only tell you I had very good luck with it. I can tell you my first round of bilateral surgeries I was given NO ICE. Not sure if this was part of my non healing tendons or not. I can tell you I had a much more pleasant experience with my Cryo Ice machine than I did without it. Icing is mainstream because the scientific results seem to show a major reduction in swelling that causes pain. It is proven in millions of patients around the globe. I agree with you on the frequency and duration. I have NO idea what the best amount of time is nor the term in days or weeks following a knee surgery might be. There is so much confusing evidence out there. I do agree about the body's natural response...inflammation. I can tell you that when my Patellafemoral pain begins to act up, icing is my lifeline. I ice when I need it...infrequently. Based on my recent MRI of my right knee, my quad tendon looks absolutely perfect. The MRI I had Dec 2012 did not show good results, hence the QT revisions.
I share the information of the Cryo Ice machine because I have personal experience with it. Do you or anyone you know have personal experience from this clinic, performaing prolotherapy, following a Quad Tendon surgery? If so, can you please share the experience here. We are all ears here and open to scientific conclusions of large studies.