We originally decided to get a Hilotherapy device for treatment of my knee arthritis at home. Since then, however, it has really become an indispensable “family member”. We still, of course, use the device for my knee osteoarthritis, where it helps me a great deal to stay pain-free and keep playing active sports, getting me back on my feet whenever I have overstressed my joints. We have found further applications for headaches, sprains and bruises, or even after insect bites or burns. Cooling injuries with ice or frozen gel – something that I also used to do – doesn’t even come close to the effectiveness of Hilotherapy.
for the prevention
HILOTHERAPY® Clinic, Professionell and HomeCare
A thermo-treatment with single-degree precision
In the case of tissue that has been damaged or subjected to trauma, oedema and bleeding impair the supply of oxygen and nutrients. This leads to a circulatory disorder and overheating due to inflammation. The effects of HILOTHERAPY® counteract these symptoms.
HILOTHERAPY® – a thermo-treatment approach that promotes healing of damaged tissue
Particularly following surgical interventions, injury and in cases of chronic disease, and for the swelling, bleeding, haematoma, oedema and inflammation that result from these, our treatment not only promotes healing but also reduces the intensity of pain, which may mean patients are able to take less medication.
What role is played by oxygen and nutrient supply?
Following surgery or injury, oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues is severely impaired. The increased metabolic rate leads to overheating with inflammation of the affected tissue, and an associated circulatory disorder. The oxygen demand is significantly increased by this process.
the levels of oxygen available that reach the affected tissues is no longer sufficient to support regeneration due to the increased oxygen demand. This shortage of oxygen (ischaemia) leads to further cell death; fluid-binding proteins are released, which lead to further oedema, which is the start of a vicious cycle leading to damage due to hypoxia (oxygen shortage).
How can medicine intervene?
The oxygen demand of the damaged tissues must be reduced.
Areas of application
How does it work?
The thermal effects are created using distilled water. The water is heated or cooled in our specially-designed treatment devices with degree-exact precision and maintained constantly at this value. This guarantees temperature stability as medically indicated. Applications lasting from hours to several days can even be carried out with no temperature deviations. Sensors constantly verify the temperature value and ensure its consistency. The cooled water flows around a closed-loop system through anatomically designed cuffs which are available as single-use cuffs for different parts of the body, or also as reusable cuffs (only in orthopaedic applications).
Our treatment devices
HILOTHERM HomeCare, HILOTHERM Professional and HILOTHERM Clinic are the three devices that have been developed to carry out HILOTHERAPY®.
There are special cuffs designed for each indication and affected body part that integrate an intricate capillary system into their design. This guarantees the uniform effects of the temperature applied onto the injured tissues. We would be delighted to advise you further on which device and cuffs are best suited to your needs.
Specialist field: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dr. Majeed Rana
“At our hospital for oral and maxillofacial plastic surgery, we have several HILOTHERAPY devices that are in constant use. Particularly following bimaxillary realignment osteotomy procedures, HILOTHERAPY® allows us to achieve astonishing results in terms of preventing both swelling and pain. It would now be unthinkable for us to go without these devices for use following both minor and major interventions, if nothing else due to the excellent acceptance of the treatment by patients and the growing demand by patients for application of HILOTHERAPY during post-operative recovery.”
Specialist field: Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Dr. med. Volker Alt
“We count HILOTHERAPY® amongst the key factors leading to success when carrying out facelift and eyelid surgeries at our Clinic of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. The innovative concept using constant cooling helps our patients to achieve faster wound healing and return to their normal day-to-day lives. These positive effects produced by the cooling cuffs are not only experienced by our patients, but also our seen by our team of specialists. The system contributes significantly to making our jobs easier, particularly during post-operative treatments.”
Specialist field: Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery
Dr. med. Klaus Steinhauser
Orthopaedic Clinic for Out-patient Knee Surgeries, Karlsruhe
“By adding HILOTHERAPY® to the treatment of our surgical patients, we can achieve the very best results. The patients have reported the treatment as being a pleasant experience. Post-operative swelling, bleeding and haematoma are greatly reduced by using the treatment. HILOTHERAPY® is an integral part of our clinical practice and has become indispensable for ensuring our patients receive the very best standards of care.”
Specialist field: sports medicine
Dr. Hanns Christian Harzmann
“We have been working with HILOTHERAPY® for some time now. We primarily apply the treatment in cases presenting with ligament injuries, bruises, knee injuries etc. The amount of time players are forced off the pitch due to injury can be drastically reduced by using Hilotherapy.”
My daughter fell out of a bunk bed when she was 4 years old. As surgery was only possible the following morning, I made sure to keep her jaw cool for the entire night. She had no swelling and didn’t require any pain killers, all thanks to Hilotherapy. As a family with three daughters, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to put Hilotherapy to good use. We can only hope to never be without our Hilotherapy device again!
Each and every one of us in our family has benefited from our Hilotherapy device already. Apart from using it for small day-to-day aches and pains, we have applied it more specifically in the case of the following injuries/procedures: wisdom tooth extractions, syndesmosis ankle ligament surgery, dislocated thumb, ankle ligament rupture, joint capsule separation in thumb. It really can’t even remotely be compared to the traditional methods of cold application with ice or gel packs!
Distilled water. No chemicals.
Delivery is possible within 48 hours from receipt of payment.
There are specific cuffs for the different areas of the body. These can be found on the product overview page. We would also be delighted to give you further information over the phone.