A CPM machine is a device fitted to the leg, usually after surgery, to keep the limb slowly bending and straightening.

continuous passive motion
The device is usually set up by a physiotherapist or experienced orthopaedic nurse, and the range of motion and speed pre-determined.

 

Preventing adhesions

The idea behind CPM is that it should help to prevent the formation of adhesions and consequent knee stiffness.

Synonyms: 
Continuous passive motion machine
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A discussion of those triggers that may lead to a stiff knee after knee replacement.

A quick overview of factors that may help prevent knee stiffness after knee arthroplasty.

CPM - continuous passive motion

Passive gentle machine-assisted exercise to maintain range of motion.

Day 2 - Things to buy or hire before the big day

A 5-day challenge to see how prepared you are for rehab at home after surgery.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Continuous Passive Motion, Early Weight Bearing, and Active Motion following Knee Articular Cartilage Repair. Howard JS, Mattacola CG, Romine SE and Lattermann C. Cartilage. 2010 Oct; 1(4): 276–286.


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