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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

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

25 06, 2019

The 5 Benefits of TracPatch

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It’s no secret, the future of healthcare is data. However, the future of orthopedic surgical medicine is TracPatch.  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

31 05, 2019

Smarter Surgical Recoveries With Wearable Technologies

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Written by: Curt Wiedenhoefer, Michael Droege, and Dr. Chris Leslie When we entered the field of orthopedic medicine 20 or so years ago, a total knee device sold for $15,000. Today it’s $3,000. Implants are now essentially commodity items. They’re all FDA approved, and patients generally see good results. However, with today’s shift to value-based

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