CPM, or Continuous Passive Motion, is an orthopaedic post-operative therapy device that involves placing the patient’s extremity into a machine that slowly flexes and extends the affected joint to the limits of its range of motion until optimal range is re-attained. It is most commonly used following joint replacement and ligament reconstruction surgery.
A CPM Patient Kit is a soft pad that provides an interface between the CPM machine and the patient’s extremity to keep the patient comfortable and compliant. It is always best to order the Patient Kit that is specifically designed for the particular machine model you use.
AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthosis. These are commonly used in Wound Care for long term care patients to prevent decubitus ulcers on the foot and heel. They are also utilized to treat and prevent ankle/foot contractures.