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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268 ActJPS10-In: Active ankle joint position sense at 10[degrees] of inversion angle ActJPS20-In: Active ankle joint position sense at 20[degrees] of inversion angle PasJPS10-In: Passive ankle joint position sense at 10[degrees] of inversion angle PasJPS20-In: Passive ankle joint position sense at 20[degrees] of inversion angle ActJPS15-PF: Active ankle joint position sense at 15[degrees] of plantarflexion angle ActJPS30-PF: Active ankle joint position sense at 30[degrees] of plantarflexion angle PasJPS15-PF: Passive ankle joint position sense at 15[degrees] of plantarflexion angle PasJPS30-PF: Passive ankle joint position sense at 30[degrees] of plantarflexion angle TDPM: Threshold to detect passive motion
Clinical application of basic research on continuous passive motion for disorders and injuries of synovial joints: a preliminary report of a feasibility study.
Bruun-Olsen V, Heiberg KE and Mengshoel AM (2009): Continuous passive motion as an adjunct to active exercises in early rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty--a randomised controlled trial.
Examples of clinical equipment include clinical treatment tables, clinical traction systems, clinical electrotherapy, clinical heating units, clinical chilling units, Dry-heat therapy, continuous passive motion (CPM) devices, and iontophoresis.
3 Chattanooga OptiFlex Ankle Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) 412
The infant underwent surgery at 6 months of age, following an evaluation of passive motion under anaesthesia, which revealed ranges of -50[degrees] in pronation, -10[degrees] in supination, and -15[degrees] in flexion.
The completed research argues clearly for the necessity of introducing kinetic-therapy as a compulsory means of posttraumatic treatment of the bearing joints, the continuous passive motion representing an optimum instrument in the therapeutic toolkit of rehabilitation professionals.
The evening after my morning surgery, the man from the medical equipment company delivered the continuous passive motion machine and hooked me up to it on the couch.
Robbie has wear a CPM (Continual Passive Movement) machine for up to hours a day which provides a continuous passive motion on the left side of his hip," explained Connelly.
That is the lesson that should be learned from this Missouri case, in which at least one nurse was not familiar with utilizing a Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) machine.
It is possible that passive motion of the paralyzed arytenoid, imposed upon it by the CT, the IA, and/or the external laryngeal muscles, keeps the joint intact.

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