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Telehealth Following Orthopaedic Procedures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03922737
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2019 by Rothman Institute Orthopaedics.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : April 22, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics

Brief Summary:
This study aims to evaluate the quality of care provided by a home-based teleheath program as a safe and acceptable alternative to an in-person office visit as determined by satisfaction with the program and the amount of further medical management required by the patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post-Op Complication Procedure: In-person office visit Procedure: Teleheath visit Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 198 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Telehealth Follow-up Appointments Following Orthopaedic Surgery
Actual Study Start Date : October 6, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Telehealth

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: In-person office visit Procedure: In-person office visit
Post-operative visit to occur in-person with provider

Active Comparator: Telehealth visit with provider Procedure: Teleheath visit
Post-operative visit to occur via telehealth software platform with provider

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Satisfaction: Likert Score [ Time Frame: 2 mont post-operative period following surgery ]
    Likert Score self-reported patient satisfaction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Subjects over 18 and under 75 years of age undergoing elective primary orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital or Methodist Hospital who have the capability to utilize a telecommunications platform (computer, tablet or similar device at home with a webcam, microphone and access to high-speed internet).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects who are unable to access the telemedicine platform or who are uncomfortable with following up in this fashion
  2. Subjects who are unable or unwilling to provide post-operative radiographs electronically or who are unable or unwilling to obtain them
  3. Subjects with workman's compensation or automotive claims or other ongoing litigation
  4. Subjects that are unable or unwilling to consent for enrollment
  5. Patients under the age of 18 years
  6. Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  7. Patients undergoing surgery for tumor, trauma or infection or who require revision or staged procedures
  8. Patients without English-language proficiency
  9. Patients with unforeseen intra-operative or perioperative complications

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03922737

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United States, Pennsylvania
Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
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Responsible Party: Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03922737    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2019Horneff
First Posted: April 22, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes