What is a Continuous Passive Motion Machine?

What is a CPM machine?

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What is a CPM machine?

Continuous Passive Motion machines (CPM Machines) gently move a surgically repaired joint (knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.) in order to help keep the joint flexible and lubricated. CPM machines have been proven to:
  • reduce swelling
  • reduce pain
  • maintain and increase Range of Motion (ROM)
  • inhibit formation of scar tissue
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 as a Proven Therapy

Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) is a treatment generally used after orthopedic surgery and has been practiced for over 30 years. After surgery, stiffness and pain are associated with bleeding and swelling which cause discomfort. CPM machine's have proven to reduce pain after surgeries by helping to stimulate blood flow. The Continuous Passive Motion machines have been proven to be successful in preventing the development of stiffness if full motion is applied and continued until swelling dissipates.

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To see a knee CPM machine in action, please watch our informational CPM Video below.

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