28 05, 2020

Hip and knee osteoarthiritis cases are on the rise

Depending on the severity, osteoarthritis (OA) can be a seriously debilitating condition. This is particularly true when it takes effect on an individual’s hips or knees, joints that are essential for basic mobility. 2017 data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases by Saeid Safiri, PhD, of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, and his

8 05, 2020

AAOS Releases Document for ‘Navigating’ COVID-19

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In April, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons released an informational document, “Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic” in order to address complexities surrounding the infectious disease, medical decisions, telehealth, and elective surgery in this challenging time.¹ In the opening paragraph, the document states, “It is important that individuals continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and

10 04, 2020

Continuing a Tradition of Adaptability at Consensus

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Ever since Consensus started operating in 1992, the entire company has prided itself on its ability to adapt to the ever-changing world of medicine. We pride ourselves on being a team that is always looking forward and focusing on new ways to improve patient lives and advance the world of medical devices. TracPatch is the

20 01, 2020

Achieving Healthcare Sustainability: What We’re Doing to Help

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Historically, the healthcare industry has certainly had a massive hand in the production of environmental pollutants. However, in the last decade, there has been a push to reverse this trend and implement more sustainable practices industry-wide. At Consensus, we care about this issue; which is why we are taking steps to achieve sustainability in our

3 01, 2020

Study Finds Knee Pain Increases Mortality

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Unfortunately, osteoarthritis affects millions of people annually, and due to an aging population and several societal and behavioral factors, that number is only projected to increase in the coming years. While the disease results in frequent pain which often worsens over time, osteoarthritis of the knee may have a particularly negative long-term affect. A new

20 11, 2019

How to Use TracPatch

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What is TracPatch? TracPatch is a two-piece device that attaches to a patient’s leg, above and below the knee, after a total knee replacement surgery. It continuously collects activity data including range of motion (ROM), exercise compliance, wound site temperature trends and ambulation, through a centralized app, and sends it to the healthcare provider who is then able to review and track patient progress throughout the entire episode of

10 10, 2019

Getting to Know Director of Marketing & Business Development, Douglas McCollum

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At Consensus, our company culture is driven by the talented individuals who work here. We have created the employee spotlight series to highlight our team members who are working hard to make the Consensus experience a truly outstanding one. This month we talked with Director of Marketing and Business Development, Douglas McCollum. With a passion

4 10, 2019

Location of Patients is Impacting Hospital Readmission Rates

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When it’s time for a patient to undergo joint replacement surgery oftentimes readmission rate affects the choice of which hospital they decide to have the procedure at. Readmission rate measures unplanned readmissions, both related and unrelated to the procedure, following elective hip or knee replacement within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital1 so it’s

27 09, 2019

Study Reveals Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes After Joint Replacement Surgery

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The development of smartphone technology and text messaging has fostered a kind of communication never seen before. The ability to communicate with one another in mere seconds regardless of location or time of day has created a new kind of global connectedness and the healthcare industry has begun utilizing it to enhance the patient care