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Vol:5 Issue:4 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-559X
OE Original

Follow-up via Telemedicine vs In-Person Visits in Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Authored By: Meng Zhu, Yaping Chang, Steve Phillips, Ellen Scholl, Aiden Scholey, Mohit Bhandari On Behalf of OrthoEvidence

April 4, 2022

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OrthoEvidence. Follow-up via Telemedicine vs In-Person Visits in Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. OE Original. 2022;5(4):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/Blog/Show/176

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Anonymous 2022-04-04 9:47 PM

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Canada

The ‘care’ is related only to postoperative follow-up care. This should be reflected in the title, abstract, and conclusions. Patiients who are receiving postoperative care already have rapport with their physician, this is far different from initial consultation.

Taylor Lougheed 2022-04-04 11:47 PM

Sports Medicine Specialist - Canada

A key highlight of this analysis is quite misleading: "Our meta-analysis suggests that consultation via telemedicine is equivalent to consultation via in-person visit to the clinic as no significant differences were found in patient satisfaction, postoperative pain, or incidence of complications between groups." What was actually analyzed was post-operative follow-up by (largely) video virtual care, and not initial consultations.