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20 01, 2020

Achieving Healthcare Sustainability: What We’re Doing to Help

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Historically, the healthcare industry has certainly had a massive hand in the production of environmental pollutants. However, in the last decade, there has been a push to reverse this trend and implement more sustainable practices industry-wide. At Consensus, we care about this issue; which is why we are taking steps to achieve sustainability in our

3 01, 2020

Study Finds Knee Pain Increases Mortality

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Unfortunately, osteoarthritis affects millions of people annually, and due to an aging population and several societal and behavioral factors, that number is only projected to increase in the coming years. While the disease results in frequent pain which often worsens over time, osteoarthritis of the knee may have a particularly negative long-term affect. A new

20 11, 2019

How to Use TracPatch

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What is TracPatch? TracPatch is a two-piece device that attaches to a patient’s leg, above and below the knee, after a total knee replacement surgery. It continuously collects activity data including range of motion (ROM), exercise compliance, wound site temperature trends and ambulation, through a centralized app, and sends it to the healthcare provider who is then able to review and track patient progress throughout the entire episode of

25 10, 2019

The Importance of a Strong Doctor-Patient Relationship

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The importance of patient engagement and a strong doctor-patient relationship has recently become a growing topic among healthcare providers. As research on the subject has begun indicating that there may be better outcomes when a patient is actively involved in their healthcare, it has also prompted a controversial discussion on the matter as well. A

10 10, 2019

Getting to Know Director of Marketing & Business Development, Douglas McCollum

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At Consensus, our company culture is driven by the talented individuals who work here. We have created the employee spotlight series to highlight our team members who are working hard to make the Consensus experience a truly outstanding one. This month we talked with Director of Marketing and Business Development, Douglas McCollum. With a passion

4 10, 2019

Location of Patients is Impacting Hospital Readmission Rates

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When it’s time for a patient to undergo joint replacement surgery oftentimes readmission rate affects the choice of which hospital they decide to have the procedure at. Readmission rate measures unplanned readmissions, both related and unrelated to the procedure, following elective hip or knee replacement within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital1 so it’s

27 09, 2019

Study Reveals Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes After Joint Replacement Surgery

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The development of smartphone technology and text messaging has fostered a kind of communication never seen before. The ability to communicate with one another in mere seconds regardless of location or time of day has created a new kind of global connectedness and the healthcare industry has begun utilizing it to enhance the patient care

13 09, 2019

Is Robotic Surgery the Future of Medicine?

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There is no question that technology has changed the way healthcare professionals practice medicine, permanently. Not only are medical wearable devices helping healthcare providers care for their patients in a new and more connected way, but robotic surgery has become increasingly prominent as well. These technological advancements were designed to make surgery and recovery from

5 09, 2019

The Controversy Around Physical Therapy Setting after Total Knee Replacement Surgery

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The best setting to begin physical therapy after a total knee replacement surgery has been a controversial discussion among many healthcare practitioners recently. While some argue that out-patient physical therapy is better for patients others disagree, arguing that telerehabilitation, a new form of rehab in which a patient is able to complete rehab from the

19 07, 2019

The Rise of Wearables in Healthcare

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It’s no surprise that wearable technology is on the rise in fashion and fitness, but did you know it’s now sweeping the healthcare industry? Wearable technology includes devices like Apple’s smartwatch, Fitbit’s fitness tracker and now Consensus Orthopedics’ TracPatch. These devices typically attach to the body and track fitness activity while connected to the user’s

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