Dr. Davidovitch uses Force Therapeutics to track his patients’ progress, from the moment surgery is scheduled, through their recovery. Patients enter pain and step data on a daily basis, which gives him and his team insights into outcomes on an individual and macro level.
Patient Procedure Satisfaction on Force
Data from Force Therapeutics
Dr. Davidovitch also uses data and forms collected in Force to conduct innovative research studies, which help improve best practices for orthopedic surgery. He uses this evidence to continually improve his own protocols, ensuring that his patients receive the best care possible
Recent studies with Force Therapeutics
Implementing an Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Pathway for Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients
Postoperative pain management following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is as equally important as the surgery itself. An effective pain management regimen could promote faster functional recovery and improve patients’ quality of life. This study suggests that the opioid-sparing pain management following THA provides equivalent outcomes to traditional pain management without exposing patients to the potential opioid-related side effects including nausea, emesis, urinary retention, hypotension and constipation. Further research is warranted to examine longer-term outcomes.
Home Health Services are not required Following Total Hip Arthroplasty
Patients who received care before and after surgery through an online platform called Force Therapeutics, reported similar surgical outcomes to those using Home Services. This suggests using Force for rehab is both equally effective and more efficient that traditional perioperative services.
The Effects of a Same Day Discharge Total Hip Replacement Protocol on Opioid Consumption, Pain Severity, and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Jonathan A. Gabor, Paul Tesoriero, Jorge A. Padilla, Ran Schwarzkopf, Roy I. Davidovitch
Primary joint replacement with same day discharge (SDD) has been shown to be associated with substantial cost reduction and high patient satisfaction. The purpose of this study is to compare patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores, pain scores, readmissions, and amount of opioids used in morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) per day in patients who underwent SDD total hip arthroplasty (THA) versus those who underwent traditional inpatient THA.
Approach-Based Complication Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) in a Medicare Population
Paul J. Tesoriero, Jonathan A. Gabor, Jorge A. Padilla, Ran Schwarzkopf, Roy I. Davidovitch
Although the posterior approach is the most commonly utilized approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), a push has been made for the anterior approach due to its suggested decreased pain, improved hip stability and rapid recovery following surgery. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical and post-surgical efficacy between the two approaches.
A Novel Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Protocol Following Total Hip Arthroplasty:
Effects on Opioid Consumption, Pain Severity, and Patient Reported Outcomes
Jonathan A. Gabor BS, Jorge A. Padilla MD, Ran Schwarzkopf MD, Roy Davidovitch MD
Opioid prescriptions and subsequent opioid-related deaths have increased substantially in the past several decades. Orthopedic surgery ranks among the highest of all specialties with respect to the amount of opioids prescribed. We present here the outcomes of our opioid-sparing pain management pilot protocol for total hip arthroplasty (THA).