CPM stands for Continuous Passive Motion. This term refers to the conservative, postoperative use of a motorized motion device to achieve continuous passive motion. The CPM machine is approximately three feet long and weighs 24 pounds. The CPM is generally placed on a bed or other flat firm surface, while the patient is lying down with their leg placed on top of the machine, which is plugged into a nearby power source. The patient or caregiver has full control of the CPM using the attached hand control. The hand control module is where the start / stop buttons are located, and the range of motion is controlled. If a CPM is prescribed for you to use, a representative from Capital Medical will contact you to deliver, fit, and give instructions for the proper use of the CPM machine.
Example CPM Protocol
Warning – Make sure your knee brace is unlocked, or removed before using the CPM.
The CPM should be started on the day after your surgery or as instructed by your physician.
The starting settings are 0 to 60 degrees.
The CPM should be used for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours at night.
The patient should increase the range of motion according to their tolerance each day up to 110 degrees (not more than 110 degrees). If it is too painful to use the CPM at the current range of motion settings, you should decrease the range of motion settings until it is tolerable.
CPM Clinical Benefits
Promotes the healing process
Helps control pain and swelling
Prevents functional impairment
Improves joint mobility
Has no side effects
Helps to achieve a better rehabilitation result, earlier and more comfortably
Effects of CPM therapy
An early postoperative start of the CPM therapy helps to prevent negative effects of immobilization.
The positive effect resulting from the gentle and passive movement of the operated / affected extremity is achieved by better transport of nutrients of synovial fluid and increased blood circulation in soft tissue.
Furthermore, the motor stimulus from the CPM device speeds up the healing process of the affected tissue.
For questions regarding the use of the CPM or insurance coverage please contact
Capital Medical Corporation (850) 386-1978 or email – email@example.com
1324 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308