Post-Operative Surgery Incisions

Seromas, incisions.
  1. A small or large Assisi Loop can be used to treat the surgical area of the pet depending on the positioning of the Loop and size of the incision. Small Assisi Loops can be used for up to four inch sized incisions when treating the pet. Larger incisions need the larger Loop for adequate coverage. Positioning is important for optimal effect.
  2. If the goal is to treat an incision over a joint on the lower limb, and it would benefit the pet to have a joint treated on the opposite limb as well, this can be done at the same time. For example, if one knee had cruciate surgery and it makes sense to treat both knees to decrease the chance of injuring the other knee, then both knees could be treated at the same time by having the Assisi Loop placed between the knees for each 15-minute treatment. This could also be done to treat both hocks, elbows, and wrist/carpal joints. The best way to position the Loop would be to have the pet lie on their side and place the Loop between the knees, or other joints, so as to treat them simultaneously.
  3. If the incision is along the spine, abdomen, or chest, the Assisi Loop can be placed above or on top of the incision or seroma with the device centered over the affected area. If the incision is on the neck or trunk and size-appropriate, the neck or body can go through the Loop.
  4. If the pet will not lie down, an Assisi LOOP-AID can be used to treat an incision on one side of the pet. Attach the Assisi Loop with two Velcro straps to maintain the Loop position with the center of the Assisi Loop over the surgical site. A LOOP-AID should only be used to treat the knee and elbow joints and above as the Loop could trip the pet if it hangs too low. The LOOP-AID can also be used to treat incisions over the abdomen, chest, and along the spine.
  5. Please supervise your pet when using the Assisi Loop and LOOP-AID and remove the Loop immediately after the therapy session has ended.
  6. In case the incision is bandaged or wrapped, you can still use the Loop over the bandage or cast.
  7. The signal generator can be positioned to balance and stabilize the unit during treatment.
  8. The signal generator should be located in view of the person treating the pet.
  9. Do not leave the pet unattended when using this placement as small movements can change the positioning of the Loop and the area being treated.
  10. Turn the unit on by pressing the button on the front of the white rubberized signal generator; green lights will illuminate about once per second.
  11. Keep the unit in place for the full 15 minutes until the unit shuts off.
  12. Use the unit 3-4 times daily, if possible, for 5-10 days or until pain is completely resolved.
  13. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal nitric oxide enhancement.

Pet Owner Responsibility. A panel of licensed, experienced veterinarians has developed this Guide.  Pet owners should use this protocol only to treat a condition listed above and as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.  Other protocols in this Guide should be used only as directed by a qualified veterinary clinician.

Important: Before starting treatment, please consult product label for optimal product use and safety guidelines. To learn more about the technology, visit our website.

Battery Life: When the lights are blinking 2-3 times per second, the battery is running low and a new Assisi Loop should be purchased. There should be a minimum of 2 hours between treatments for optimal battery efficiency.

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