One-Year Results Reinforce Interim Findings: mymobility Remote Care Management Platform on Apple Watch and iPhone Yielded Similar Outcomes as Traditional Care and Resulted in Reduced Outpatient PT and Surgery-Related ER Visits After Knee Replacement
WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global medical technology leader, today announced one-year data from a multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of mymobility® with Apple Watcha first-of-its-kind remote care management platform. The data show that using mymobility with Apple Watch following primary knee arthroplasty, commonly known as knee replacement, can effectively guide rehabilitation, demonstrate similar outcomes to traditional care models, and significantly reduce the number of outpatient physical therapy (PT) visits. In addition, use of mymobility with Apple Watch was associated with significantly fewer surgery-related emergency department (ED) visits, which could translate to lower costs of care*. The data will be presented at a podium session at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).
“We’re encouraged to find that positive early results from our 90-day analysis were sustained at the one-year follow up and continue to reinforce that a mymobility-based remote care regimen could yield comparable patient outcomes and potentially require fewer healthcare resources than a traditional care model,” said David A. CrawfordMD, one of the study’s lead investigators and a joint replacement specialist at JIS Orthopedics in New Albany, Ohio. “With smartphone-based remote care, patients tend to be more actively engaged in their recovery through access to real-time data to track their progress, and with the ability to communicate with their care teams more easily through messaging and virtual visits. In the study, these benefits may have contributed to lower utilization of healthcare resources, which can result in cost savings per episode of care.”
The data presented at the 2022 AAHKS annual meeting evaluated 401 patients who underwent total or partial knee arthroplasty. Patients were randomized to a mymobility with Apple Watch exercise …