cpm machines after knee replacement

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Hi is anyone used CPM machine. I would like to hire one to use after my knee replacement operation. Can anyone recommend the make, hire company?

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Grace

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    sorry grace but i dont know of these cpm machines being used , ive only meet one person who has used one ,she said that she wasnt sure if it was any good , but i have seen them in the chemist for about 30 pounds, hope this helps

     

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    Hi Grace

    I take it you are after the full monty CPM knee bending machine as opposed to Debbie reply?

    I have one of these that I am still using but will probably sell in a month or two.

    I have found these excellent machines to increase your movement but only if your prepared to really work at it and spend a fair amount of time on it. My movement has increased around 10 - 15 deg since Christmas but I also do a lot of other excersises. Anyhow there is a company in UK that hires these things out called Phoenix Health. Best of luck but get back to me if you need anything

    Best Regards

    Ronnie

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    i am currently doing research on cmp and it shows that cpm has no benefit over standard physiotherapy

     

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      Jason

      How annoying to here you say this,

      I spent 2013 in surgery at Wrightington Hospital , goining through 2 right hand knee replacements, 1 debridement op and 1 other op.

      I came out with 50 degs movement having gone in with 110 degs. Since oct 13 when I bought s/h cpm

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      I was told the same thing by my physio as I was going to hire one; she told me not to waste money and that the foot sliding exercise was just as good.

      After my first knee op 30 years ago, the physio used the machine as standard practice but I guess they have realised what you have been researching, Jason!

      I notice they still use them on the wards whilst you are an in patient though.

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    Grace I used a CPM in hospital and was very good but thought u might like to know what I used once home. A rocking chair. Foot on ground and gradually rocking forward and holding, releasing and gradually increasing after a few times. I won't say it wasn't a bit painful but at least I could say when I was going to hurt myself smile. Worked a treat. I've been on track each week for the four weeks since leaving hospital. Week 5 and I'm 12od
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      Thank you all for your comments and to Gloria for good advice.  How many times a day you were exercising?

      Have got rocking chair, but can perhaps have a towel on the floor and will be sliding my foot on the towel backwards and forwards.  How quickly you ditched the crutches?

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      Grace the towel sounds inspired smile as far as exercise goes I'm prob not the best example. I was told to exercise every 2 hours. I did with the straightening ones and the strengthening ones but the bending I just found too painful so I chose to listen to my body and did what I could and as I said I was still on track increasing 15 d each time. I was only 70 d after 2 weeks which everyone will tell you is bad but then I increased by 15 degrees each week til 120 in week 5. I just didn't do too much bending until pain reduced after week 2 but I did a bit with the rocking chair. Now after week 4 I began to do as much as I could. But you should prob do what the docs tell you. I think the main thing I've discovered is not to worry too much about your progress. If you are as conscientious as u can be it will come. I hate to say this but I walked out of hospital with my crutches on day 7 and have never used any aids since which probably helped strengthen the knee too. But everyone is different . One fellow who had his TKR a week before me could do the bending but was still using crutches at week 3. Go figure!
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    That would be 120 degrees
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