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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 1 hours
Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated.
Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent.

In brief: 1 hours
Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated.
Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Immediately
The cpm machine was designed to get the knee moving after surgery.
While studies have not shown any long term difference in total knee patients with or without the use of cpm, it can be used after surgery and may help some patients with preoperative stiffness in the knee. It is not absolutely required after tka.

In brief: Immediately
The cpm machine was designed to get the knee moving after surgery.
While studies have not shown any long term difference in total knee patients with or without the use of cpm, it can be used after surgery and may help some patients with preoperative stiffness in the knee. It is not absolutely required after tka.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Right away
At our center, we put them on in the recovery room.

In brief: Right away
At our center, we put them on in the recovery room.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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