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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

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

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