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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
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|Benaroya Research Institute|
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|Principal Investigator Affiliation||N/A|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Arthropathy of Knee, Arthritis Knee, Arthritis, Degenerative|
Early mobilization following total hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries is important in decreasing the risk of complications such as deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, pneumonia, and urinary retention. It is also generally accepted that early mobilization may help prevent late complications such as joint stiffness or arthrofibrosis. Aside from these complications, patient satisfaction and length of hospital stay both seem to be correlated with early mobilization with poor mobility negatively impacting both outcomes. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to ensure that patients are adequately mobilizing in the immediate postoperative period to promote a successful recovery after total hip or knee arthroplasty. Consumer activity monitors are generally manufactured to be used in a relatively healthy, ambulatory population. Their accuracy has been validated in multiple studies in healthy subjects in a variety controlled settings. Based on these validity studies, it is clear that some of these consumer activity monitors have worse accuracy in certain situations, such as slower-paced walking or in people using assistive devices for ambulation, such as canes. The limitations of these devices in these settings could be problematic for monitoring post-arthroplasty patients since all these patients ambulate slowly, with an altered gait, and with a walker. No studies to date have looked at the accuracy of consumer activity monitors in the immediate postoperative arthroplasty population. The consumer activity monitor market is rapidly evolving and changing, so much so that monitors used just last year might be obsolete this year. Therefore, rather than examining the accuracy of one device versus another, it is more applicable to determine what location is most accurate for placement of these monitors to help providers counsel patients on proper use postoperatively. Our goal for this study is to validate and to determine the best location for placement of the Fitbit Zip in the postoperative total joint arthroplasty patient population.
Other: - Fitbit
Fitbit use during physical therapy session
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