Study: Virtual physical therapy could significantly reduce postsurgical costs
from Fierce Healthcare
Physical therapy is a crucial part of recovery after orthopedic surgery, and a new study suggests that patients may do just as well meeting with a virtual therapist. Researchers at Duke Clinical Research Institute piloted a digital physical therapist tool with 143 patients who underwent total knee replacement at four different providers. A control group of 144 patients were prescribed traditional physical therapy.
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