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6 12, 2019

Studies Show That Costs Quadruple When SSIs Develop After Hip, Knee Replacements

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Infections are less than ideal in all cases as they are taxing on a patient and extremely costly. A study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology found that the total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements are more than four times

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

1 11, 2019

How Much More Physical Therapy is Right for Elderly Patients?

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It is understood that the key to successful rehabilitation is physical therapy and regular exercise, however, the question that remains is how much additional physical therapy is right for elderly patients? For these patients, leaving home to go to physical therapy sessions can be a difficult task, but doing exercises regularly at home without a

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

18 10, 2019

The Aging Population Will Soon Challenge the U.S. Healthcare System

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As technology has continued to advance, it’s no surprise that enhanced care and better practices have had a hand in the lengthened average lifespan in the United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2030 all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population

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

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