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Game Ready(TM) Announces New Hand Treatment

Friday, November 7, 2008 General News J E 4
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ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 6 Game Ready(TM) announced today therelease of its breakthrough Hand Wrap for use with its adjustable cold andintermittent compression injury treatment system. The Hand Wrap dramaticallyincreases physicians' and patients' treatment options by extending GameReady's market-leading technology to hand, wrist, and forearm injuries.

The Hand Wrap, which was co-developed with and tested by surgeons at theprestigious Summit Orthopedics, Ltd in St. Paul, Minnesota, can be appliedimmediately after injury or surgery. It also can be used as a portable hometreatment to reduce pain and swelling.

"I strongly believe in the efficacy of cryotherapy -- the use of extremecold to help prompt healing. Game Ready's new Hand Wrap offers an easy andeffective way to apply cryotherapy to an assortment of upper extremitysurgeries from the elbow to the hand. The design of the wrap makes it usefulin almost any post-op dressing," says co-developer and orthopedic surgeonRobert Anderson, MD.

"My patients' experiences have shown that the Game Ready Hand Wrap alsoreduces post-op patient narcotic usage significantly, reduces fractureblisters, and rates highly with patients," says Dr. Anderson. "We have usedthe new device to speed healing in common wrist, forearm, and elbow fractures,as well as employing it routinely to reduce trauma after surgery."

Game Ready CEO Russ Harrison says, "The new Hand Wrap gives us theopportunity to expand into new medical specialties as we strive to providefaster healing and pain relief for patients needing therapy for the hand -- apart of the anatomy we have not previously served."

Game Ready's patented cold and compression technology is based on "RICE"(Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), a proven standard in treating acute andchronic injury and assisting in rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. Acomprehensive range of anatomically designed Dual-Action wraps are availablefor virtually every major body part.

The Game Ready Hand Wrap is available now and comes in one versatile,easy-to-use size. To learn more or order now, call 1.888.GameReady(1.888.426.3732) or visit http://www.gameready.com.

About Game Ready

Based in Alameda, Calif., CoolSystems Inc., makers of Game Ready,manufactures and markets pneumatic cryotherapy systems. The Systems provideintermittent or cyclical compression while simultaneously delivering dry,adjustable cold therapy when applied to the affected area. The System can beoperated with minimal training and, with its patented ergonomic wraps,adjustable temperature and compression levels and its portable design, it canbe incorporated into a multitude of treatment protocols. For publicinformation, please visit http://www.gameready.com.

About Summit Orthopedics

Based in St. Paul, MN, Summit Orthopedics takes pride in providing thelatest medical techniques and advancements in orthopedic care. Summit offers afull continuum of care in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, andprevention of injuries and diseases for virtually every bone and joint in thebody. Their patient-centered staff offers both operative and nonoperativesubspecialty treatment including sports medicine, hand, spine, foot and ankle,shoulder and elbow, joint replacement, arthritis and trauma care, as well asadvanced arthroscopic surgery. For public information, please visithttp://www.summitortho.com.

SOURCE Game Ready
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