Hospital launches new tool for patients undergoing hip, knee surgery

Journal Staff

Bluewater health has launched a new electronic tool to help patients prepare for and recover from knee and hip replacement surgery.

The service can offer reminders, to-do lists, daily health checks, and access to self-care information before and after surgery.

Patients and their caregivers can access it using a web link on a computer or a smartphone or tablet app.

Sunnybrook’s orthopedic centre in Toronto is offering the electronic platform with “fantastic” patient results, said operations vice president Laurie Zimmer, who noted patients undergoing hip or knee surgery have a lot of information to digest.

If successful in orthopedic surgery, the service could spread to other departments and specialties, the hospital said.