"I have machines in the house and he can use a CPM machine
at home to try to move his leg.
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.
Our laboratory decided to build a miniature CPM machine that we could use with a rodent ACL patient.
"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.
Timothy Galbraith, ordered that the patient receive physical therapy, including therapy through the use of a CPM machine
. 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.
There were times when I was sitting on a CPM machine
with my knee in a brace.
CPM machines are a type of orthopedic rehabilitation device that continuously and passively moves the joint through a range of motions.
CPM machines are also available for most appendicular joints.
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.