At New England Surgical, we provide a large amount of CPMs or Continuous Passive Motion devices with training to both in-patients and out-patients that have very recently undergone trauma, soft tissue surgery or joint surgery to help in the recovery process. CPMs have been used in post-surgery recover plans for over 30 years to prevent joint stiffness and increase range of motion.
Continuous passive motion means the movement of a joint without use of the patient’s muscles. A CPM device facilitates this motion in a controlled plane on a constant cycle of activity and rest. Our CPMs are regularly fitted on patients needing this unique type of rehabilitation after a scheduled joint surgery or emergency surgery following tissue trauma.
The most common indications for CPM use include:
- rotator cuff repair
- meniscus repairs
- total knee replacement
- ACL reconstruction
- reconstructive surgery for bone, ligaments, tendons and cartilage
A common issue among post-op patients is that they experience pain when they try to move their limb and this causes them to avoid movement in that limb, leading to inactivity, stiffening of the tissue and eventual loss in range of motion. Through use of a CPM, we can actually control your pain after surgery as well as reduce inflammation, protect your tissue and prevent the formation of scar tissue.
Through our CPMs, many patients are able to regain full range of motion and painless use of their limb after rehabilitation. See our CPMs below:
For knees, we use the OptiFlex 3 Knee CPM:
In elbow rehabilitation, we use the Knetic 6080 Elbow CPM:
If you have used a CPM device and have something to add or have questions on CPMS, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below!