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1. (WO2017147652) PSYCHO-SOCIAL METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR: REHABILITATION, PRE-OPERATIVELY AND POST-OPERATIVELY TO ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/147652    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050176
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 5/103
A61B 5/00
Applicants: TRIFECTA BRACE PTY LIMITED
NICHOLAS, Michael
NICHOLSON-PERRY, Kathryn
NEWTON-JOHN, Toby
KETSIMUR, Catherine
Inventors: NICHOLAS, Michael
NICHOLSON-PERRY, Kathryn
NEWTON-JOHN, Toby
KETSIMUR, Catherine
COOLICAN, Myles Raphael James
MOLLOY, Allan Richard
ROGER, Gregory James
Title: PSYCHO-SOCIAL METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR: REHABILITATION, PRE-OPERATIVELY AND POST-OPERATIVELY TO ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Abstract:
Psycho-social methods and apparatus for: rehabilitation as well as pre-operatively and post-operatively to orthopaedic surgery. The invention may identify the approximately 15-20% of total knee replacement patients that are likely to have a problem (e.g. pain, distress, lack of improvement in disability) post-surgery before they have surgery. In addition the invention may intervene pre-operatively and post-operatively to prevent or at least substantially reduce sub-optimal recovery outcomes. This invention provides a means for reducing post-operative complications, costs, complaints and / or re-admission to hospital.