CPM Device

Continuous passive motion (CPM) devices are used during the first phase of rehabilitation following a soft tissue surgical procedure or trauma. The goals of phase 1 rehabilitation are: control post-operative pain, reduce inflammation, provide passive motion in a specific plane of movement, and protect the healing repair or tissue. CPM is carried out by a CPM device, which constantly moves the joint through a controlled range of motion: the exact range is dependent upon the joint, but in most cases the range of motion is increased over time.

As the importance of post-operative rehabilitation exercises has been reported to the International Medical Association, many specialists actively prescribe the use of CPM to patients. According to various studies, it was confirmed that patients who used CPM equipments after surgery had a faster recovery rate than those who did not, and also reduced pain caused by inflammation.

 < Effects of Continuous Passive Motion >

• Prevents development of adhesions and contractures and thus joint stiffness.
• Provides a stimulating effect on the healing of tendons and ligaments.
• Enhances healing of incisions over moving joint.
• Increases synovial fluid lubrication of the joint and thus increase the rate of intra-articular cartilage healing and regeneration.
• Prevents the degrading effect of immobilization.
• Decreases postoperative pain.