The PreHab and ReHab apps are now also designed specifically for those undergoing inpatient and outpatient anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, according to an announcement from PeerWell.

Via the apps, developed to help surgeons ensure patients are completely prepared for surgery, patients will be given customized plans covering nutrition, exercise, pain and anxiety management, medical risk avoidance, and home preparation.

Professional athletes, such as Duane Brown, Arian Foster, and Glover Quin, helped to inform the program, drawing from their own past experiences as surgery patients, notes a media release from PeerWell.

“I’ve had 14 surgeries and I can tell you, putting in daily work before and after is the only way to return to peak physical performance,” reflects Arian Foster, a four-time NFL Pro Bowl running back, in the release. “I wanted to make effective, daily support available to everyone facing surgery.”

Additionally, patients will have access to PeerWell’s new-to-medicine range of motion tracking capability using the existing accelerometer and gyroscope inside their smartphones.

“What I love about the program is that it allows patients to track knee range of motion using only the smartphone,” says Doctor of Physical Therapy Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS, of the online education platform The Prehab Guys. “Regaining range of motion before surgery or immediately after is one of the biggest prognostic factors for a successful ACL reconstructive surgery.

This ACL reconstruction program is available alongside inpatient and outpatient surgery programs for total hip replacement, total knee replacement, lumbar fusion, and microdiscectomy.

[Source(s): PeerWell, PRWeb]