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Electronic patient rehabilitation application led to improved THA PROs

Electronic patient rehabilitation application led to improved THA PROs
November 7, 2017

DALLAS — An electronic patient rehabilitation application used alone or with home health services led to improved patient reported outcomes 12 weeks after total hip arthroplasty and may mitigate the need for home health services in these patients, according to results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Roy I. Davidovitch , MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 454 patients who underwent THA between November 2016 and August 2017 to use an electronic patient rehabilitation application (EPRA) either alone or in conjunction with home health services (HHS). They collected baseline demographics, EPRA-engagement and patient-reported outcomes at 12-week follow-up for the patients whose average age and American Society of Anesthesiologists scores were 64 years and 2.24 in the EPRA-HHS group and 59 years and 1.63 in the EPRA-only group.

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