It is called contracture that a joint’s range of motion is restricted. Range of motion exercise is effective to prevent contracture. However, if range of motion exercise by the physiotherapist is performed, a range of motion will improve, but if time not to exercise is long, contracture will decrease again. Then, a rehabilitation instrument for passive range-of-motion exercise which can use after exercise by the physiotherapist is required. A CPM for a knee is developed as such an instrument, and it is also used for an ankle. But, most of instrument used motors to get a high power. So, those are heavy and large size. Installation and movement of instruments at facilities are difficult, and it is also difficult to use freely at home.
Development of a Rehabilitation Instrument for Prevent Contracture of Ankle
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Sato, R, Saga, N, Saito, N, & Chonan, S. "Development of a Rehabilitation Instrument for Prevent Contracture of Ankle." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference. ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices. Irvine, California, USA. June 7–8, 2007. pp. 61-62. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/BioMed2007-38061
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