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Continuous Passive Motion

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What is Continuous Passive Motion? The term, coined by Dr. Robert B. Salter, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, describes the treatment protocol of applying slow, rhythmic, and continuous movement to joints immediately following joint injury or surgery. Dr. Salter reasoned that since intermittent motion was better for joints than total immobilization, continuous motion should be even superior. Furthermore, given the fatigability of skeletal muscle, it was clear that this motion must be PASSIVE rather than ACTIVE.

Dr. Salter, along with the ever-growing number of supporters of continuous passive motion, has demonstrated clinically that CPM, rather than immobilization, is the preferred treatment for joint injuries. Immobilization has been shown to inhibit the circulation of synovial fluid, thus starving the joint cartilage of nutrients. Furthermore, it has been shown to promote the development of adhesions and scar tissue. CPM, however, has been shown to nurture and regenerate cartilage while maintaining joint nutrition, lubrication, and successful growth of new cartilage. Continuous passive motion also helps to maintain the patient's range of motion (ROM) in the affected joint, which in turn reduces rehabilitation time.

As Dr. Salter phrased it, "Joints were meant to move."
It is movement, particularly after trauma, which is vital to the maintenance of healthy joint function.

Contact us at KLC Services to learn more about our Flex-Mate® line of CPM devices.


KLC Services, Inc.

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Trade-in Program 

If you have old or broken down Flex-Mate units that you would like to trade-in against the purchase of New Flex-Mate devices talk to one of our Technicians or Sales Team members.
This is a great way to improve your aging fleet of CPM's !!!

Flex-Mate K500 Soft Goods

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KLC Services "Black Diamond Quilt" soft goods are designed and made specifically for the Flex-Mate K500 Knee CPM. This ensures proper fit and coverage to the device and better protection and comfort to the patient.

(Kit includes: Femoral and Tibial pad, boot and auxiliary strap.)

KLC Generic Soft Good 
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KLC Services Generic CPM Soft Good is designed to fit a variety of CPM devices (Flex-Mate, Chattanooga, Kinetec, Danninger, Phoenix, Artromot)  This plush, easy to use pad provided superior protection and comfort to the patient