Range of Motion
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Low-load prolonged-duration stretch (LPS) technique has been used successfully in North America for over half a century in treating joint stiffness and limited range of motion caused by shortened connective tissues. Dynasplint Systems® is the first company to develop effective products for most peripheral body joints for patient use incorporating this technique.
The objective of any stretching therapy is to restore functioning range of motion to a joint without compromising the stability and quality of the connective tissue and joint. LPS is the most effective technique that works within the physiological limits of dense connective tissue. By synthesizing new tissue to its permanent elongated state, LPS is able to remodel and reorient the collagen in dense connective tissue and cause the adaptive lengthening of muscle. Dynasplint® achieves the lengthening of tissue by apply the principle of TERT (Total End Range Time). It does this by constantly seeking the end range. When incorporating dynamic splinting early in a patient's treatment program, LPS dramatically decreases rehabilitation time. Clinical studies document that routine use of LPS will substantially reduce rehabilitation, while significantly improving patient outcome and functional use. (Case Studies available upon request.)
The mechanics of Dynasplint® units are simple. They are spring-loaded, adjustable-tension controlled devices (see pictures as sent), which are designed to provide continuous dynamic stress while patients are asleep or at rest. Since the force of the units is adjustable to patient’s tolerance, and because Dynasplint® devices are custom fitted; patient compliance is high. Dynasplint® units are available for a variety of range of motion functions for knees, elbows, wrists, forearms, shoulders, ankles, MCP, PIP, MTP.
Continuous passive motion devices will help a patient regain range of motion to a joint after suffering a trauma or surgery.
- Wrist Pronation
- Wrist Supination
- Elbow flexion
- Elbow extension
- Knee flexion
- Knee extension
- Ankle range of motion
OrthoMedix provides rental services of continuous passive motion units for post-surgery use, recovery from an injury or after immobilization to regain range of motion in the affected joint. The patient or caregiver is given instruction on how to set up the device. Through controlled continuous motion, the affected joint will regain range of motion. Range motion is gradually increased to the maximize the outcome for the patient. Prescribed use is normally 4 to 6 hours per day with recommended use of 1 hour minimum per use. CPMs are usually prescribed by an orthopaedic surgeon or a physical therapist. Duration is determined by the prescriber. A CPM unit is not a replacement for exercises recommended by a surgeon or therapist; both are used together to regain strength and range of motion.