You quote research all the time - let me see it. Find me links to the articles you mention. I've NEVER seen any article mentioning use of a CPM with microfracture.
And I've read a lot of medical articles that mention anything about focal lesions in articular cartilage, and repair methods. Tell me where I can find this research, I'd be interested to read it.
I had full range of motion within 24 hours of my microfracture surgery - and I had well over 20 square centimeters microfractured. What would the CPM have added to my recovery?
And do me a favor - f ind me something from a researcher other than Dr. Steadman to back up your statements. One man, and one man's work, is not the full body of research on the subject.
i"m not saying that all medical studies are well-designed, BUT - professional researchers design studies. I've had mores statistics classes than I ever wanted, and I understand the value of study design. That's why, when I find information, I post the article, or direct links or references to the article. I allow others to read for themseves, as you did, and draw their own conculsions.