Continuous Passive Motion machines (CPM Machines) gently move
surgically repaired joint (knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.) in order to help keep the
joint flexible and lubricated. CPM machines have been proven to:
inhibit formation of scar tissue
maintain and increase Range of Motion (ROM)
A patient’s joint, while placed in a CPM machine, moves in a comfortable,
slow and rhythmic pattern. By increasing the fluid movement around the
repaired joint, the continuous passive movement helps to reduce swelling,
while also reducing pain. The continuous passive motion helps to keep the
joint flexible and helps to increase the patient’s range of motion, reducing the
risk of complications.
Continuous Passive Motion is a postoperative procedure designed to aid in the recovery after joint surgery. After extensive joint surgery, if a patient fails to move their joint, the tissue around the joint will become stiff and scar tissue will form, resulting in a joint with limited range of motion, which often takes months of physical therapy to recover. OptiFlex-K1 Knee CPM has interchangeable hand controls for maximum versatility.