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.