New app mymobility now available for first time to Irish patients to aid in recovery from robotic joint replacement surgery

Hermitage Medical Clinic becomes first hospital in Ireland to use mymobility

Patients who use wearable devices such as an iWatch or an iPhone can use the mymobility app through them. This is thanks to the agreement between the Hermitage, Zimmer Biomet and Apple.

The Hermitage Medical Clinic has become the first hospital in Ireland to use a new cutting-edge care management system. It assists patients before and after robotic orthopaedic surgeries such as hip and knee replacements.

Mymobility tracks the patient’s movements and prompts them when they need to do their post operative exercises. This is while also providing guidance on whether they are doing them correctly.

ROSA Knee System which is another market-leading technology can be used in conjunction. It is designed to adapt to each surgeon’s workflow while maximising efficiency and enhancing intraoperative feedback.

This the first robotic platform to be used in the Hermitage. Patients can now benefit from the more personalised approach to recovery.

An orthopaedic surgeon at the Hermitage who specialised in knee and hip surgery spoke about the system.

Mr. David Cogley said that the system is helping to deliver real results to patients.

“An effective recovery journey is absolutely vital to the surgical process. What mymobility does is provide patients with the information they need to do the required exercises correctly.

Cogley said, “The medical team here at the Hermitage can monitor patients’ progress remotely via mymobility. It helps doctors to identify immediately where problems exist, and lets us know where extra support and guidance is needed. Using it helps to maximise the benefits of the robotic joint replacement. It helps patients to stick to their post op recovery plans, ultimately get back on their feet more quickly.”

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What is mymobility?

Mymobility aids with both pre- and post-op preparation and exercises for orthopaedic patients. It is anticipated that many of the patients who benefit from it will be in older age cohorts. Although it can help patients of all ages who undergo joint replacements.

Patricia Connerton of Lanesboro, County Longford, recently had a bilateral hip replacement in the Hermitage.

Prior to the procedure, her arthritis had made exercise very difficult. In addition to this, it presented significant challenges as she prepared for the surgical procedure. The mymobility app helped her to surmount these challenges.

“Mymobility was brilliant. I got the app a few weeks before the operation, it gave me exercises to do to build myself up for the operation. I would get up in the morning, I would get a ping on my app. There is no way to get away without doing my routines or exercises.

“For the recovery, it had a whole programme of exercises and reminders and trackers. This helped me to build up my walking again.

“Not only is it simple to use – I downloaded it from the App Store – mymobility also has educational tips. It answers questions for you, for example, at six weeks it will tell you what you should be doing. If you are not walking enough, it will tell you,” Connerton said.

Mymobility also allows medics to track their patients’ progress, thus helping to provide additional support to all involved.

“Being able to use mymobility in conjunction with ROSA will be of huge assistance in preparing patients. It will be for their surgery in the coming years, and aiding their recovery. It is a massive win for patients. This is another example of how modern technology is delivering real results in orthopaedic surgery here at the Hermitage”.

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