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ACE Report #11236
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Text-messaging bot improves daily exercise and patient perception of care following THA and TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Novel, Automated Text-Messaging System Is Effective in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jan 16;101(2):145-151. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01505

Contributing Authors: J Li BR Levine TL Gerlinger DD Bohl KJ Campbell PK Louie T Edmiston C Mikhail DA Khorsand

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Synopsis

159 patients scheduled for total knee or total hip arthroplasty were randomized to patient education via an automated text messaging service (StreaMD; SMS bot group) or standard preoperative clinic appointment and perioperative instructions (control group). The purpose of this study was to determine if the SMS bot group demonstrated greater daily postoperative exercise compared to the control grou...

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