During recovery from knee or hip surgery, a patient must learn to walk again. Unfortunately, pain may lead the patient to compensate in ways that are not readily obvious which can result in long-term gait anomalies.
Several studies have shown that many patients are still unable to walk properly 12 months post-surgery.
Historically, recovery from joint replacement has been monitored using visual inspection of gait parameters, such as maximum knee flex. For many patients, this is just not accurate enough.
In contrast, GaitSmart provides objective measurements that can be tracked over time. These measurements can also be used to guide interventions, such as muscle-strengthening exercises. As a result of our many years in research, we also have databases recording the progress of hundreds of patients for knee and hip replacement with quantitative measurements. Data that can guide the post-operative care plans.
GaitSmart. Tracking post-operative care for over 10 years.
Whether recovering from a bone fracture or a torn ligament, timing is everything.
If recovery is too slow, the patient unnecessarily delays a return to normal life; if it’s too fast, the patient may never fully recover and suffer lasting damage.
Our solutions provide highly precise, easy-to-use monitoring that tracks the biomechanical recovery. You can even include our virtual gym, vGym, which recommends the optimum exercises for the patient between visits. Together these products provide help to inform when a patient can resume normal activities, or re-join a sports team in addition to monitoring their progress and ensuring they have optimal care,
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