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The Use of mHealth in Orthopedic Surgery: A Scoping Review

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Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Faculty of Philosophy, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, 20132 Milan, Italy
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Nursing, Technical, Rehabilitation, Assistance and Research Department, IRCCS Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri—IFO, 00144 Rome, Italy
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Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico di Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editors: Rocco Papalia and Mario Ronga
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12549; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312549
Received: 19 October 2021 / Revised: 20 November 2021 / Accepted: 23 November 2021 / Published: 28 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tele-Orthopedics: From Home Care Organization to Digital Healthcare)
(1) Background: It is well known that the success of surgical procedures is related to optimal postoperative management and follow-up. In this regard, mHealth technologies could potentially improve perioperative care. Based on these considerations, the objective of this scoping review is to evaluate the current status and use of mHealth interventions designed to provide perioperative care in orthopedic surgery. (2) Methods: This scoping review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA statement (Extension for Scoping Review) and follows the framework of Arskey and O’Malley. (3) Results: The use of mHealth in the surgical setting is mainly oriented towards the development of applications for monitoring post-operative pain and optimizing communication between the various health professionals involved in patient care. (4) Conclusions: The mHealth systems can have a positive impact both on patient participation in the therapeutic process and on the communication between health professionals, increasing the quality of care. View Full-Text
Keywords: mHealth; mobile application; orthopedic surgery mHealth; mobile application; orthopedic surgery
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Dionisi, S.; Giannetta, N.; Di Simone, E.; Ricciardi, F.; Liquori, G.; De Leo, A.; Moretti, L.; Napoli, C.; Di Muzio, M.; Orsi, G.B. The Use of mHealth in Orthopedic Surgery: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12549. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312549

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Dionisi S, Giannetta N, Di Simone E, Ricciardi F, Liquori G, De Leo A, Moretti L, Napoli C, Di Muzio M, Orsi GB. The Use of mHealth in Orthopedic Surgery: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(23):12549. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312549

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Dionisi, Sara, Noemi Giannetta, Emanuele Di Simone, Francesco Ricciardi, Gloria Liquori, Aurora De Leo, Lorenzo Moretti, Christian Napoli, Marco Di Muzio, and Giovanni B. Orsi. 2021. "The Use of mHealth in Orthopedic Surgery: A Scoping Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 23: 12549. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312549

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