Why we care
Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is a significant and increasingly common cause of disability and healthcare expenses. The challenge with MSK pain is that it's influenced by various factors, including physical, psychological, and social aspects. This leads to a wide range of experiences with and responses to treatment, making it difficult to determine the most suitable approach for a particular person. Ineffective treatments can result in costly revisions and prolonged use of opioids.
With the development of OrthoCap, doctors and patients will be able to participate in patient recovery in real-time. The app will gather information from patients about how they're doing before and after treatment. Our research team will then synthesize this data to give doctors useful insights over time and even make predictions about how well various treatments are likely to work for different patients after treatment and in the long run.
Who is eligible?
Patients undergoing consultations, planned treatment or surgery at either UCSF Spine Center or the Orthopaedic Spine Clinic. You must be an adult and have either:
- Lower Back Pain (LBP) or other spinal condition
- Hip or Knee (lower extremity) pain
- Sport-related injury
Why should you care?
Be part of a project that aims to revolutionise patient rehabilitation by encouraging individuals to follow treatment plans and provides clinicians more tools to guide their patients' back to health. The long term outlook of this project is to democratise healthcare and provide accessible treatment monitoring to patients from their home.
How to enroll?
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