Home-Based Rehabilitation with a Novel Digital Biofeedback System vs Conventional In-Person Rehabilitation After TKR: A Feasibility Study
There is a growing demand for total knee replacements, largely due to the aging population. Rehabilitation is key to improving outcomes, but access to in-clinical physical therapy is not universal. To overcome this, patients need digital interventions that can be delivered at home, under remote clinical supervision.
In this study, we compared an 8-week digital care program versus high intensity in-person physical therapy after total knee replacement. The results showed greater improvement in the digital group from baseline to end of program in all clinical outcomes.
This foundational study was the first to show that digital physical therapy, delivered in a patient’s home, can deliver even better results than what patients experience via in-person clinical therapy.