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Commentary on: Wang Q, Lee RL, Hunter S, Chan SW. Patients' experiences of using a mobile application-based rehabilitation programme after total hip or knee arthroplasty: a qualitative descriptive study. BMC Nurs. 2023 Jul 27;22(1):246. doi: 10.1186 /s12912-023-01409-3.
Implications for practice and research
Embracing technologies like mobile applications are acceptable and feasible and can empower Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to enhance post-total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rehabilitation management while promoting greater individual self-care.
Mobile apps engage patients in personalised care and offer objective assessments. To boost global adoption, implementation and potential impact on personalised care and assessments, future research must address limited evidence on the long-term efficacy of mobile applications.
THA and TKA have become transformative interventions in the field of orthopaedics1 and are increasingly common, owing to the growing ageing population and the desire for improved …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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