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Offline NewYorkDancer

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Denovo and a CPM Machine
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:50:20 AM »
Hello Everyone!

I was curious to know if anyone had the Denovo procedure done and DID NOT have to use a CPM machine?

My doctor has started the paperwork to get me approved for the procedure. While talking about the surgery and the rehab I asked if I would have a CPM machine, to which he responded I, "wouldn't need it."

My lesion is on the left knee,its a chondryl defect on the outside, on what is considered a non weight bearing portion. Perhaps that is why he said I wouldn't need a CPM machine? 

Looks like everyone who has had this procedure has needed one so that's why I'm asking. I meet with him again on Tuesday and would like to discuss this further with him then.

Just wanted to know your thoughts.
Thanks in Advance!
Professional Ballet Dancer here in New York

- Microfracture (3-29-16)
- Synvisc One Injection
- Supartz Injections

Getting ready to undergo Denovo procedure and meniscus repair

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Re: Denovo and a CPM Machine
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 07:40:40 PM »
I really do appreciate any advice that can be given on the above topic. Please don't hesitate to tell me your experience either with or without the CPM machine. Anything will be appreciated at this point.

Best
Lauren
Professional Ballet Dancer here in New York

- Microfracture (3-29-16)
- Synvisc One Injection
- Supartz Injections

Getting ready to undergo Denovo procedure and meniscus repair

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Re: Denovo and a CPM Machine
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 09:31:02 AM »
Hi Lauren,

Most surgeons I talk to and online sources say that cartilage likes blood flow, so especially for a chondrocyte repair, you want to promote blood flow. CPM may promote cyclical compression force which may promote blood flow. Nothing is proven but it hasn't been proven that cpm hinders blood flow. I was given one for denovo and my defect was on weightbearing portion. I would ask for one if I were you if there's no harm done, at least it'll prevent stiff knee joint

Just fyi, it's about 20usd per day if you decide to get one on your own

Good luck with the appointment and procedure!

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Re: Denovo and a CPM Machine
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 04:32:23 AM »
Thank you so much for the reply! Spoke with my doctor today am he said he would put in the order for one but that workers comp may not cover it....

In my opinion it's worth the money you would pay out of pocket as long as it helps! Very best and thanks for the good luck wishes :)
Professional Ballet Dancer here in New York

- Microfracture (3-29-16)
- Synvisc One Injection
- Supartz Injections

Getting ready to undergo Denovo procedure and meniscus repair