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Zimmer Biomet and Apple Launch Clinical Study for Patients Getting Knee and Hip Replacements

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Medtech[y] Staff


Zimmer Biomet announced they are working with Apple to help transform the knee and hip replacement experience for patients and surgeons. The collaboration between the two companies has yielded Zimmer Biomet mymobility, an app that uses Apple Watch to facilitate a new level of connection between patients and their surgical care teams, which can immediately impact the journey patients experience when they undergo knee and hip procedures.

The mymobility app is designed to help patients prepare hip or knee replacement surgery and give them an active role in your personal care and recovery process. Patients can connect with their surgeon and care team through their iPhone and Apple Watch before and after surgery, receive convenient reminders for tasks to complete and encouragement throughout every stage of the process.

"We are incredibly excited to work with Apple to transform the knee and hip replacement experience for patients and surgeons," said Bryan Hanson, President and CEO, Zimmer Biomet. "At Zimmer Biomet, we are committed to improving care decisions through digital health and we are thrilled to launch one of the largest evidence-gathering clinical studies in orthopaedic history."

In addition to the app, Zimmer Biomet is commencing the mymobility Clinical Study, designed to study the app's impact on patient outcomes and overall costs for joint replacement patients. During this research study, patients will use Zimmer Biomet mymobility with Apple Watch as they progress through their hip or knee replacement journey. Researchers will combine patient-reported feedback with continuous health and activity data from Apple Watch to provide new insights into the power of the Zimmer Biomet mymobility app to impact the standard of care for these common surgeries. The study is launching today and has the possibility to enroll as many as 10,000 patient participants in the United States.

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Facilities participating in the mymobility Clinical Study include:

  • Academic centers: University of Utah Health; Rush University Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania Health System; Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital/Emory Healthcare
  • Hospitals: Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California; Newton-Wellesley Hospital, member of Partners HealthCare founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital; Centura Health, Porter Hospital – Colorado Joint Replacement (CJR)
  • Group practices/ambulatory surgery centers: ROC Orthopedics, affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center; OrthoBethesda; OrthoArizona; Midwest Center for Joint Replacement; Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement; New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates; The DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute, affiliated with Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery; Joint Implant Surgeons; Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic; Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center
"We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care," said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Apple. "We are proud to enable knee and hip replacement patients to use their own data and share it with their doctors seamlessly, so that they can participate in their care and recovery in a way not previously possible through traditional in-person visits. This solution will connect consumers with their doctors continuously, before and after surgery."


To learn more about the mymobility Clinical Study, visit  zbmymobility.com/clinical-study.