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ACE Report #10821
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Step tracking feedback increase daily step count post-total knee and total hip arthroplasty

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Feedback From Activity Trackers Improves Daily Step Count After Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Arthroplasty. 2018 Nov;33(11):3422-3428. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.06.024

Contributing Authors: LJ Salmon JP Roe LA Pinczewski N Van der Walt B Gooden MC Lyons M O'Sullivan K Martina

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202 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty were given a commercial activity tracker (Vivofit 2; Garmin) to wear for two weeks prior to surgery, and were then randomized to either receive or not receive feedback from the activity tracker in the postoperative period. Groups were compared for daily step counts, as a percentage of average during the preoperative peri...

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