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

n.
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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The role of continuous passive motion in the rehabilitation of the total knee patient.
Chen B, Zimmerman JR, Soulen L and DeLisa JA (2000): Continuous passive motion after total knee arthroplasty: A prospective study.
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In addition, patients in the OMS-103HP group were able to stop using continuous passive motion (CPM) machines, devices prescribed to increase postoperative joint motion, 37% faster.

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