Originally Posted by RogueFLIP
The most pain also I had was when I was in that damn CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) machine. Usually the goal is to gain 10 degrees a day. Here's a tip: don't set it for 10 degrees off the bat! Few hours in the morning on 5 degrees, then when your knee is comfortable, a few hours in the afternoon another 5 degrees. .
It is interesting how everyone can have varying experiences! For me, the CPM device actually brought pain relief. I used it over 12 hours each day for the first 4 days. Whenever the pain kicked in, I got in the CPM machine and had significant pain relief. I even slept in it each night initially.
I started at 35 degrees and went up by 5 degrees every day. In a little over a week I was to 90 degree flexion and stopped using the CPM device.