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Telehealth Following Orthopaedic Procedures

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  • Recruitment Status

    Enrolling by invitation

  • First Posted

    April 22, 2019

  • Last update posted

    April 22, 2019

Study Description

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:Post-Op Complication
  • Intervention/Treatment: Procedure: In-person office visit
    Procedure: Teleheath visit
  • Phase: N/A

Detailed Description


Study Design

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • 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 2017
  • Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2019
  • Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019

Arms and interventions

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

Outcome Measures

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 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

Contacts and Locations



United States, Pennsylvania
Rothman Institute

Sponsors and Collaborators

Rothman Institute Orthopaedics

More Information

  • Responsible Party: Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
  • Identifier: NCT03922737 History of Changes
  • Other Study ID Numbers: 2019Horneff
  • First Posted: April 22, 2019 Key Record Dates
  • Last Update Posted: April 22, 2019
  • Last Verified: April 2019
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
  • Additional relevant MeSH terms: Postoperative Complications