Functional Evaluation of the ROM with or without Using CPM Device after Release Operation of Extension Contracture of MP Joint

Satoshi Tomiyama, Kunio Ibaraki, Munetoshi Kayo, Akira Arakaki, Masanori Takeuchi, Hiroshi Hokama, Jun Asato, Takeyuki Miyazato, Yutaka Oshiro
1988 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
continuous passive motion device (CPM-device) has been used for postoperative rehabilitation of the hand in our clinic. During the last six years, 29 MP joints in 10 cases were operated on for the release of extension contracture, and 24 joints in 8 cases were evaluated after the operation. Of these 8 cases, 4 cases (7 joints) were applied CPM-device immediately after the operation for 7 to 16 days, whereas 4 cases (17 joints) were started rehabilitation after removal of K-wires which were used
more » ... for the fixation in intrinsic plus position during 16 to 26 days . CPM group showed an improvement of the ROM, both in flexion and extension of the MP joints. But, immobilized group showed a slight improvement with a shift of the ROM to flexion site .
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.37.485 fatcat:yrosiatjvrh2vptwxi66fjz3vi