continuous passive motion

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con·tin·u·ous pas·sive mo·tion (CPM),

a technique in which a joint, usually the knee, is moved constantly through a variable range of motion to prevent stiffness and to increase the range of motion; most often accomplished using a motorized device specifically designed for this purpose.

continuous passive motion

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A technique in which a joint, usually the knee, is moved constantly in a mechanical splint to prevent stiffness and to increase the range of motion.

continuous passive motion (CPM)

a technique for maintaining or increasing the amount of movement in a joint, using a mechanical device that applies force to produce joint motion without normal muscle function.
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Continuous passive motion

con·tin·u·ous pas·sive mo·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ŭs pasiv mōshŭn)
Technique in which a joint, usually the knee, is moved constantly through a variable range of motion to prevent stiffness and to increase the range of motion; most often accomplished using a motorized device specifically designed also to relieve pain after surgery or injury to major joints of upper and lower extremities.
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Table 1a: Keywords used in search strategy "OR" Arthroplasty, Replacement knee AND TKA Knee Joint Osteoarthritis "OR" Motion therapy, continuous passive CPM Physical therapy Other keywords used: Rehabilitation; Range of motion (ROM) Table 1b: Medline search strategy 1.