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What is a Continuous Passive Motion Machine?

Continuous Passive Motion or CPM machines are motorized physical therapy equipment which are used in the recovery of a joint after an extensive surgery. A CPM machine brings down blood and fluid accumulation in and around the joints that may occur after a surgery or due to trauma. It also maintains normal motion of the knee after a knee replacement surgery. These devices provide effective post-operative range of motion for the knees, ankles, hip-joints, wrists or hands with minimal effort. We carry a range of high-quality CPM machines from top manufacturers like Kinetic USA, Chattanooga Group, Bodymed and Medline Industries.

Benefits Of CPM Machine

In the post-operative stiffness stages, the machine pumps away the accumulated blood and edema fluid from the peri articular tissues and the affected joint. This prevents subsequent joint stiffness to occur in the first few hours or days of the surgery and brings down risks of fibrosis of the joint and setting in of contracture. The joint motion is important to ensure the health of the articular cartilage and considered a timely care of the joint to ensure long-term mobility.
Some other benefits are:
  • Pain Relief
  • Decrease the duration of stays in hospitals
  • Decrease the need for manual joint movement when individuals are under anesthetic

How Does a CPM Machine Work?

This physiotherapy equipment works the joint through a range of motion (ROM) without any effort from the user. The affected joint, like the knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, hand and wrist, is placed in a mechanical split and moved constantly without normal muscle function. Understanding how long to use a Continuous Passive Motion Machine will depend on the condition of the affected joint and when the patient is able to perform the movement without assistance. Usually, the surgeon puts the patient on the machine after the surgery and makes him continue until 3-4 weeks following surgery.

How a Continuous Passive Motion Machine can help in healing?

A CPM machine may help a person to recover from surgery or injury in the following ways:
  • It helps in increasing the arm or leg's range of motion (ROM).
  • Muscles may get stronger more quickly.
  • Gently exercise arm and leg muscles to prevent them from getting weak.
  • Tendons and ligaments, the tissue that connects your muscles and bones, may also get stronger using a CPM.
  • Decreases swelling that results in less pain.
  • It may have increased blood flow in your arm or leg, which results in faster healing.

How to Use CPM Machine?

Most continuous passive machine therapy starts in the hospital and continues at home. Physiotherapists may work differently depending on their patients’ conditions. Some may recommend starting at a pre-defined flexion (usually between 0-60 degrees) and increasing flexion by 5-10 degrees each day until it reaches 110. Another may use 0 to 40 degrees to start with. The general recommendation is to use the machine thrice daily with each session lasting two hours for a total of six hours each day.
  • Place your CPM machine against a heavy object or your headboard. While you use it, this will keep it from moving.
  • Plug the CPM machine into it. To avoid falls, move the cord underneath the bed or tie it to the ground.
  • Before using a CPM unit, you may need to remove a shoulder or a knee immobilizer. Ask your healthcare professional how an immobilizer can be removed.
  • When using CPM for knee
    • Place your leg so that the center of your knee rests where the CPM machine bends, and the bottom of the foot is against the foot-pad.
    • Attach the leg to the machine by wrapping the machine's straps around the thigh, shin, and foot.
      When using CPM for shoulder
    • Position the elbow so that it rests where the CPM bends. Place your hand around the handgrip.
    • Attach the arm to the machine by wrapping the machine's strap around the lower arm.

Types of Continuous Passive Motion Machine

Knee CPM

  • Knee CPM machines are popular for their use after a knee surgery or knee replacement procedure. They get the patient out of the hospital and back on their feet quickly.
  • The Kinetec Spectra Knee CPM Machine is an example of an effective CPM machine for the knee. It bends the knee in a slow and rhythmic motion without activating the leg muscles. This improves circulation thus lubricating the affected joint. Extra fluid that has built up is moved away and regeneration of cartilage encouraged.
  • This physical therapy equipment is designed to accommodate all patients of age eight to 80 without requiring additional accessories. The machine is exceptionally easy to carry and offers a quick a set-up.

Shoulder CPM

If you are looking for comfort therapy for the shoulder then Patient Kit for Artromot S3 Shoulder CPM Machine from Chattanooga is popular for its deep pile sheepskin and durable fleece with items for both upper and lower arm of the unit.

Hand CPM/Wrist CPM

The Kinetec Maestra Hand and Wrist CPM Machine is an effective CPM machine for the hand and wrist and a popular buy for its lightweight and portability features. It has variable speed control and range of motion plus a pivoting palm support for increased comfort.

Ankle CPM

The Breva Ankle CPM machine from Kinetec USA is designed for the ankle and offers two possible dimensional movements - Plantar flexion to Dorsiflexion and Eversion to Inversion patterns. It is a quiet machine and provides the flexibility of being used lying in bed or sitting up in a chair. These CPM machines are a cost-effective way of overcoming joint stiffness and related complications post-surgery thus eliminating prolonged physiotherapy or hospital visits.