mymobility at Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement
The mymobility App
The process of having a hip or knee replaced is involved. At times, it can seem daunting to keep up with all of the pre- and postoperative education and required tasks. Plus, you want to keep in close touch with your care team, but that’s not easy when playing phone tag.
At Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement in Paramus NJ, we make the process as easy as possible — access everything you need on your iPhone® and Apple Watch® with the mymobility app. Don't have an Apple Watch®? No problem. We will provide you with one to use during the study.
What is mymobility?
We’re big fans of mymobility at Hartzband Center. This mobile application is designed to help you prepare for all aspects of your hip or knee replacement. You’ll take an active role in your pre-surgery education and planning, and then move on to your recovery process, all through your iPhone® and Apple Watch®. This gives you a convenient, and impossible to forget, place to find all the information you need, including the ability to connect with your surgeon and care team before and after your surgery.
This isn’t just a technological gimmick — we view mymobility as a companion that is right at your fingertips or on your wrist every step of this joint replacement journey.
How Does mymobility Work?
The mymobility app uses the power of your iPhone® and Apple Watch® to act as a guide through this involved process. During your surgical consultation, our team will enroll you in the mymobility app. Your Hartzband surgeon will then program our entire surgical plan into the app. You’ll be able to access it at any time from your iPhone® or Apple Watch®, or both. The app will guide you through assigned tasks, provide reminder notifications, and give you tasks to complete to optimize your surgical preparation and recovery. The app will provide a constant connection between you and your surgical care team, which is not only reassuring, but makes for a more efficient recovery.
What are the Key Benefits of mymobility?
The mymobility app provides tools and information that are important to you:
- Direct communication
- Remote monitoring
- To-do lists
You’ll be connected and informed from the day of your surgical consultation to the final day of your rehabilitation.
Knowledge is Power
Everyone gets anxious heading into a joint replacement surgery. But mymobility will educate you on exactly what to expect and you’ll receive timely reminders. Your surgeon and care team will send appropriately timed information to prepare you for your procedure. This will help in different ways:
- You’ll better understand your condition and what you need to do healthwise prior to your surgery.
- You’ll know what to expect the day of your surgery.
- You’ll be provided steps to help minimize complications after surgery and start down the path of rehabilitating your new joint.
Personalized Plan Just for You
Through the mymobility app your surgeon and care team are able to provide a customized care plan that will fit your individual personal care and recovery process. To-do lists will let you know which activities have been assigned to you each day and you’ll receive notifications periodically reminding you of any remaining items.
Exercises are interactive in the app, allowing you to follow along and note the level of difficulty with each exercise. Your progress will be tracked throughout the course of care by recording the number of completed repetitions.
Connected the Whole Way
The mymobility app provides you with constant connectivity through your entire course of care. You will hear from your care team periodically throughout your surgical journey. Your personal care plan will begin preoperatively and will include both pre- and postoperative exercises, education, and questionnaires. You’ll be reminded through the app to report to your team how you’re doing and how you’re feeling. This allows us to track your recovery, and it gives you peace of mind whenever you have a question or anything else to discuss with us. Data tracking your progress is automatically sent to your surgeon’s dashboard every time you open the app. Everyone stays on the same page.
The app provides direct communication with your surgeon and care team through the mymobility messaging feature. Ask any questions you have about your condition, activity levels, care plan prognosis, and doctor’s instructions. The app even allows you to take a photo and share it with your team. Wondering about the healing of your incision? Take a quick picture and send it to us. We’ll take a look and tell you how we think your healing is going.
What are the Requirements to Participate in mymobility?
To use mymobility during your joint replacement with the Hartzband team you need either an Apple Watch® or an iPhone® 6s or later. If you have both, that’s even better! Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement will provide you with an Apple Watch® to use during the study if necessary.
How Can I Get Set Up with mymobility?
You don’t have to do much. During your consultation for your joint replacement we’ll enroll you in mymobility. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll receive an email that allows you to set up your account, pair your devices, and begin your surgical journey with the help of mymobility.
The Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement proudly offers patients from Paramus, Hackensack, Paterson, Clifton, and Passaic, NJ with mymobility. Contact us at (201) 291-4040 or fill out a Contact Form here.