The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has issued a news release summarizing a study presented at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting in which Mary O’Connor, MD, FAOA, FAAHKS, FAAOS, shared results demonstrating that our Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA®) telerehab platform “was found to lower costs, increase patient compliance and led to high patient satisfaction.”
The study, “Tele-rehabilitation for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients: No Increase in Readmissions,” was presented by Dr. O’Connor, who services as Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine
The results showed that patient outcomes achieved with VERA showed no increase in readmissions while also achieving “high rates of accuracy in performing exercises,” and avoiding the need for “manipulation, which is often used to treat knee stiffness following surgery.”
In addition, patient satisfaction with VERA “was very high, with an approval score of 91.2 percent,” the report adds.
“We have been very pleased with our experience to date, particularly the very high level of patient satisfaction,” Dr. O’Connor stated in the release. “An elderly knee replacement patient of mine told me how much she loved VERA. I asked her why and her response surprised me. She said: ‘Dr. O’Connor, I don’t have to make sure my house is clean, or my hair is done and I have makeup on as when the physical therapist comes to the house. I can do my exercises in my housecoat.'”