passive motion


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passive motion

Etymology: L, passivus + motio
involuntary motion caused by an external force rather than by voluntary muscular effort. See also passive exercise.

passive motion

A therapeutic exercise technique used to move a patient's joint through a range of motion without the patient's use of the involved extremity. The motion is accomplished by a therapist, an assistant, the use of a machine, or by the patient's use of the non-involved extremity.
Synonym: passive exercise; passive movement
See also: motion
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The active and passive reproduction error scores for the ankle joint position sense for 10[degrees] and 20[degrees] of ankle inversion and 15[degrees] and 30[degrees] of ankle plantarflexion and the scores for the threshold to detect passive motion, either to inversion or plantarflexion, are presented in Table 2.
Anterior capsulotomy and continuous passive motion in the treatment of post-traumatic flexion contracture of the elbow.
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Continuous passive motion (CPM) is a machine with an external motor which passively moves a joint within a certain ROM (Lenssen et al 2008).
Techniques included effleurage, petrissage, friction, passive motion and stretching, linear and cross-fibre frictions and jostling.
All isokinetic equipments required for continuous passive motion currently available on the market place are driven by electric motors with a rigid linkage structure.
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In addition, a continuous passive motion device is applied.
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