mHealth News Briefs with Tim Bredrup

Zimmer Holding, Inc., a global musculoskeletal health company, recently announced the availability of a new patient education application designed for Apple’s iPad tablet.  The application, Arthritis 411, will help patients learn more about arthritis pain and explore treatment option, including knee and hip replacement procedures.  Arthritis 411 is free and now available in the Apple iTunes store.

The app serves as an interactive, customizable way for patients to explore a variety of videos, images and information about joint pain and treatment options.  For medical professionals, it provides an unprecedented point of care tool to help primary care physicians explain the causes of joint pain and treatment options; and for surgeons to leverage simple animations and other interactive tools to help patients understand their diagnosis, x-ray images, and surgery and rehabilitation options.

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