«Although wearable technology has been used for research in orthopedics for several decades, its use for tracking patient outcomes has been in constant flux.»

“Several years ago our institution started to use wearable technology to help patients with postoperative physical therapy, tracking their activity and sharing that information with the surgeon,” Claudette M. Lajam, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Orthopedics, told Healio/Orthopedics Today. “This technology has been used over the years for patient care, but not consistently.”

«Physician interest in the use of wearable technology for tracking patient outcomes spiked somewhat during the COVID-19 pandemic, when physicians had to figure out the best way to monitor patients from a distance, according to Robert L. Barrack, MD, the Charles and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.»

Article written by Casey Tingle