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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

26 07, 2019

The Importance of Weight Loss in Morbidly Obese Patients before Knee Surgery

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Obesity is undoubtedly one of the biggest epidemics sweeping the United States today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that “as of 2016 the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million US adults.”1 There is often an important connection between morbid obesity and osteoarthritis which frequently leads to the need

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