CPM machine

CPM machine

Abbreviation for continuous passive motion machine.
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In this therapy, a patient's leg is placed in a device called a CPM machine that guides the knee joint slowly through a controlled range of motion, a period of flexion to extension (about 90 degrees of motion) that takes about 45 seconds to complete.
While the CPM machine is regularly used in total knee replacement and hip replacement to increase a patient's range of motion following surgery, protocols have yet to be refined for post-ACL reconstruction therapy.
I had to take it very easy over the first six weeks and just sat at home with my leg in a CPM machine, which slowly helps the knee joint to move and recover.
A CPM machine moves the knee joint through a predetermined range of motion without requiring the patient to use leg muscles to do the work.
Had Nurse Mote, who acknowledged that she was not familiar with the CPM machine, not gotten involved in attempting to utilize it (contrary to both doctor's orders as well as the patient's refusal to allow her utilize the machine) the injury to the patient would probably not have occurred.
CPM machines are a type of orthopedic rehabilitation device that continuously and passively moves the joint through a range of motions.
Recently, as the design of implants and CPM machines became more advanced, milling the small, complex parts proved to be so difficult on manual machines that Danninger decided to upgrade the operation.