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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Kinematic Analysis of Cpm Machine Supporting to Rehabilitation Process after Surgical Knee Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty

R. Trochimczuk
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  • Department of Automatics and Robotics Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Bialystok University of Technology Ul. Wiejska 45C, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0059

Abstract

Existing commercial solutions of the CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) machines are described in the paper. Based on the analysis of existing solutions we present our conceptual solution to support the process of rehabilitation of the knee joint which is necessary after arthroscopic surgery. For a given novel structure we analyze and present proprietary algorithms and the computer application to simulate the operation of our PCM device. In addition, we suggest directions for further research.

Keywords : rehabilitation; CPM machine; kinematic analysis; arthroscopy; arthroplasty; four bar linkage mechanism; crank-slider mechanism

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About the article

Received: 2014-06-03

Revised: 2014-10-10

Published Online: 2014-12-30

Published in Print: 2014-11-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0059.

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