Follow-up after arthroplasty surgery : a changing landscape

Bone Joint J. 2022 Oct;104-B(10):1104-1109. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.104B10.BJJ-2022-0311.R1.


We aim to explore the potential technologies for monitoring and assessment of patients undergoing arthroplasty by examining selected literature focusing on the technology currently available and reflecting on possible future development and application. The reviewed literature indicates a large variety of different hardware and software, widely available and used in a limited manner, to assess patients' performance. There are extensive opportunities to enhance and integrate the systems which are already in existence to develop patient-specific pathways for rehabilitation.Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2022;104-B(10):1104-1109.

Keywords: Arthroplasty; Clinicians; Postoperative; Remote monitoring; Technology; Telemedicine; Virtual; accelerometers; arthroplasty surgery; goniometers; knee arthroplasty; knees; orthopaedic implants; physiotherapy; total knee and total hip arthroplasty.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans