If you have been through a recent joint surgery, or you have one coming up, then you probably have a number of questions regarding what your post-surgery recovery schedule will look like. How long until I’m back to 100%? Where will I get my physical therapy done? How long will I be on bed rest?
One question that you also may be asking is, “Is a CPM machine right for me?” In today’s blog from the durable medical goods providers at the Medcom Group, we will work to help you answer that question.
At the Medcom Group, we’ve been helping people with their orthopedic surgery recovery since 1988 by offering a wide variety of devices ranging from CPM machines to SCD devices to high-quality joint braces at affordable prices. We also provide 24-hour customer service and support to make sure that you can get assistance with any hardware or equipment that you buy or rent from the Medcom Group.
CPM machines are an incredible tool for helping your recover from a joint-trauma — such as surgery — without the physical stressors of many other types of therapy. Standing for continuous passive motion, CPM machines do all of the work for you. All you have to do is sit or lay down, strap yourself in, double check your settings, and turn the machine on. It really is just that simple.
But is a CPM machine right for you? Check out the questions below to find out.
The single most definitive way to know whether or not you need a CPM machine is that your doctor or overseeing physician has prescribed you one as a part of your long term recovery plan. In this case, the answer if pretty clear — you need a CPM machine to fulfill your prescription.
Your CPM machine will give you the ability to heal while you rest with the power of continuous passive motion. Your doctor knows the importance of this and wants you to start using a cPM machine as soon as possible. In this case, make sure to visit the Medcom Group online or call and let us help you find the right CPM machine for your recovery. Along the way, we can provide the guidance you need about handling insurance. Visit our FAQ page to learn more.
A lot of factors go into determining what kind of physical therapy and rehabilitation plan is right for you, including:
When your doctor begins working on determining what your personal recovery plan needs to look like, they are considering all of these factors and more. However, if you are set up with a long-term recovery plan that doesn’t include a CPM machine, it’s worth asking your doctor why not. The same goes for any situation where you are going to be on bed rest while your are recovering. Can you take advantage of passive motion therapy with a CPM machine during that time? Make sure to speak with your doctor about whether or not it’s right for you.
If you are approaching surgery for an ankle, wrist, knee, shoulder, or any other soft tissue in a joint on your body, you will want to talk to your doctor about CPM machines. Although in certain cases, recovery with a CPM machine isn’t the right choice, it often times is. Until you take the time to have a thorough discussion about the benefits of a CPM machine with your doctor, you can’t be 100% sure that it isn’t the right choice for you, so make sure to do your due diligence with your personal medical providers.
For answers to your questions, or to learn how to effectively start the conversation with your doctor or surgeon, reach out to the Medcom Group today by calling us directly at (833) 387-6086. We look forward to helping you.