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Zimmer Biomet mymobility Apple Watch Study

Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the only Southern California hospital participating in the newly launched, multi-site Zimmer Biomet mymobility™ clinical study, which seeks to assess the impact on patient outcomes and overall costs for as many as 10,000 joint replacement patients across the nation. Hoag Orthopedic Institute is one of 18 sites throughout the U.S. participating in the trial which officially launched on October 15, 2018.

mymobility Clinical Study

The mymobility clinical study is being conducted by Zimmer Biomet to evaluate a potential new standard of pre and postoperative care for hip and knee replacement patients. The study is designed to determine if a mobile application paired with accurate and sensitive activity monitoring, captured from a wearable device, such as an Apple Watch®, for the entire patient journey for a hip and knee replacement patient, can provide a viable alternative to the current standard of care.

How does the mobile application work?

Through the use of a smartphone and a wrist-worn wearable device, the mymobility app provides instruction and opportunities for enhanced engagement between the patient and the orthopedic surgeon and healthcare team. The mobile application is designed to work with the Apple Watch to remind patients to check the mymobility app daily, to read pre-planned and timed educational information, perform tasks, and complete assigned exercises. Understanding their condition and care plan gives patients the ability to actively participate in optimizing the outcome after hip or knee replacement surgery.

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Interested? Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you have symptomatic osteoarthritis and potentially need a hip or knee replacement?
  2. Are you over the age of 18?
  3. Do you own an iPhone 6® or later?
  4. Are you currently able to walk or move unassisted or with only a single cane or crutch to help you?

To learn more about the Zimmer Biomet mymobility Clinical Study, visit

If you answered 'YES' to all of the above questions, contact Hoag Orthopedics at (949) 336-7925 to find out more.