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Ice/cryotherapy and management of soft tissue injuries
  1. S H Boyce
  1. Dr S H Boyce, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, UK; steveboyce_scotland{at}yahoo.com

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I read with interest the review article by Collins regarding the use of ice in the management of acute soft tissue injuries (STI) and the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to suggest the use of ice/cryotherapy improves clinical outcome.1 Collins highlights one the main problems within sports injury/STI management—that many of the accepted clinical practices used have little solid evidence base behind their rationale.

There are many problems in conducting a randomised controlled …

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