05163451 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 24 patents.

Patient support and positioning system for continuous passive motion (CPM) machines comprising a fully adjustable chair to which is attached a horizontal telescoping arm having a coupling member for fastening the vertical stand of a CPM machine thereto. The chair has full adjustment in all axes; rotation around a vertical center axis; vertical height adjustment; fully adjustable seat back, both fore-and-aft and vertically for proper lumbar support; and tilt of the seat. The telescoping arm is lockably adjustable in length to provide proper center-to-center distance between the center post of the chair and the CPM machine support. The arm further includes a downward vertical step member at its outboard CPM machine connecting end to permit proper vertical alignment of the CPM machine for users having a short torso. The arm also provides a support for a CPM power supply/control unit, and has means for securing the power cord out of the way off the floor. The invention permits support of the patient with a full range of adjustment so that the patient can have proper positioning for selected exercise of the selected extremity in flexion/extension, forward flexion/extension internal/external rotation, supination/pronation and the like.

Title
Rehabilitation patient positioning method
Application Number
630068
Publication Number
5163451
Application Date
January 24, 1992
Publication Date
November 17, 1992
Inventor
Demosthenes Grellas
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Thomas C Feix
Jacques M Dulin
Assignee
Sutter Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61H 1/02
A61B 19/00
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