Special Issue "Telemedicine and eHealth Applications for Injuries and Disorders of the Locomotor System"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 4019
2. Center of Excellence "TeleOrto" for Telediagnostics and Treatment of Disorders and Injuries of the Locomotor System, Department of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine, Medical University of Warsaw, PL-00581 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: orthopaedic surgery; spine surgery; telemedicine; eHealth; telerehabilitation; telediagnostics; patient-oriented outcomes; PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System); quantitative methods; joint preservation; osteoarthritis; osteoporosis; minimally invasive techniques
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Orthopedic and trauma services have been disrupted in most countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and both outpatients and inpatients have been affected. Telemedicine and eHealth applications are recommended as available and possible solutions. Both telemedicine (TM) and eHealth (eH) are undergoing extensive development and gaining more and more acceptance in various clinical specialties, including orthopedics and traumatology, around the world. The digitization of medicine and the rapid growth of mobile and home devices have affected the recognition of such technologies and the growing interest of both medical professionals and patients. With challenging circumstances restricting travel possibilities, it is important to gain a full understanding of telemedicine solutions and remote health surveillance applications for their practical use. Such solutions are being used in various aspects of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Teleconsultations using multiple types of videoconferences are the most common. Telemedicine and eHealth applications have also been successfully demonstrated in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the locomotor system.
Orthopedic patient recovery can be affected by the effectiveness of medical imaging diagnostics, orthopedic surgery, physiotherapy, orthotics, prosthetics, etc. TM and eH applications are applicable for all these clinical practices. Using TM and eH applications may increase the ability to deliver specialized orthopedic care and improve patient satisfaction, particularly when the regular healthcare system is permanently or temporarily limited. With the COVID-19 pandemic, recommendations for using TM and eH applications are necessary for the reduction of unnecessary person-to-person contact in orthopedics and traumatology. Therefore, the primary purpose of this Special Issue is to present current evidence and recommendations for TM and eH use in orthopedics and traumatology.
Please join us by contributing to this Special Issue of the IJERPH on telemedicine and eHealth applications that are either in development or currently used worldwide in clinical practice for injuries and disorders of the locomotor system. Papers on any aspect of TM and eH applications developed and used for injuries and disorders of the locomotor system are welcomed. Articles should highlight best practices, innovative services, productive incentives, and barriers to deployment.
Dr. Wojciech Glinkowski
Dr. Jerzy Narloch
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- locomotor system
- clinical practice