continuous passive motion machine

con·tin·u·ous pas·sive mo·tion ma·chine

(CPM machine) (kŏn-tin-yū'ŭs pas'iv mō'shŭn mă'shēn)
Device used to promote normal movement, prevent stiffness, and relieve pain after surgery or injury to major joints of upper and lower extremities.
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If you have had a knee replaced, your therapist might send you home with a continuous passive motion machine. The hope is that the device, which extends and then bends your legs, will control pain and speed recovery.
And like Flintoff, who hopes to play international one-day cricket in the New Year, she also used a Continuous Passive Motion machine to bend her knee up to 1,500 times a day during nine months on the sidelines.
"My knee was hooked up to a Continuous Passive Motion machine hours after surgery to prevent scar tissue," recalls Lam.
The only exercise his wounded knee is permitted until the end of October is from a state-of-the-art Continuous Passive Motion machine, which flexes the joint mechanically 1,500 times a day.

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