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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

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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