In this video I am going to talk about the fact that we have been using RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) for acute injury management for many years and, sadly, still there are some using them nowadays. It is time for a change and start using POLICE (protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, elevation) seems to be the most sensible decision.
Rest is part of the past and OPTIMAL LOADING is here to stay.
This infographic is based on PRICE needs updating, should we call the POLICE? by C M Bleakley et al.
You can also see an infographic on POLICE here.
Bleakley CM, Glasgow P, MacAuley DC PRICE needs updating, should we call the POLICE? Br J Sports Med 2012;46:220-221