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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

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

12 07, 2019

TracPatch Frequently Asked Questions

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Technology is changing the medical industry at a rapid pace and it can seem nearly impossible to get caught up with all the new products entering the market each year, especially now that wearable devices have expanded from the fashion and fitness industries into healthcare. Consensus created the TracPatch wearable technology to empower patients to take control of their own

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