Zimmer Biomet introduces Zimmer Biomet mymobility, an app developed in partnership with Apple designed to work on Apple Watch and iPhone to guide knee and hip replacement patients through preop and postop care.
Along with the app, Zimmer Biomet launches the mymobility Clinical Study to investigate the app’s impact on patient outcomes and overall costs for joint replacement patients.
During the study, patients will use Zimmer Biomet mymobility with Apple Watch as they progress through their hip or knee replacement journey. Researchers will combine patient-reported feedback with continuous health and activity data from Apple Watch to provide new insights into the power of the Zimmer Biomet mymobility app to impact the standard of care for these surgeries, according to a media release from Zimmer Biomet.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Apple to transform the knee and hip replacement experience for patients and surgeons,” says Bryan Hanson, president and CEO, Zimmer Biomet, in the release. “At Zimmer Biomet, we are committed to improving care decisions through digital health and we are thrilled to launch one of the largest evidence-gathering clinical studies in orthopaedic history.”
“We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care,” states Jeff Williams, chief operating officer, Apple. “We are proud to enable knee and hip replacement patients to use their own data and share it with their doctors seamlessly, so that they can participate in their care and recovery in a way not previously possible through traditional in-person visits. This solution will connect consumers with their doctors continuously, before and after surgery.”
The study has the possibility to enroll as many as 10,000 patient participants in the United States, per the release.
Facilities participating in the mymobility Clinical Study include:
- Academic centers: University of Utah Health; Rush University Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania Health System; Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital/Emory Healthcare
- Hospitals: Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California; Newton-Wellesley Hospital, member of Partners HealthCare founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Centura Health, Porter Hospital – Colorado Joint Replacement (CJR)
- Group practices/ambulatory surgery centers: ROC Orthopedics, affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center; OrthoBethesda; OrthoArizona; Midwest Center for Joint Replacement; Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement; New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates; The DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute, affiliated with Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery; Joint Implant Surgeons; Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic; Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center
For more information about the study, visit Zimmer Biomet.
[Source(s): Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc, PR Newswire]