The Gap-Flex® System provides a comfortable and less painful method to improve patient recovery using a brilliantly simple platform: gravity.
The Problem. Each year, over 700,000 patients in the US have total knee replacements, and that number is increasing by 30 percent over the next decade. Advances in both the design of artificial joints and surgical techniques for implantation have improved patient outcomes and extended life expectancy of the implants. With these advances have come increased pressures to shorten hospital lengths of stay and lower overall case costs.
But one of the key outcome measures – quality of life – is tied in large part to successful post-acute rehabilitation. When patients quickly regain strength and full range of motion, both clinical and economic outcomes are better. Although post-acute rehab may play an important role in the patient outcomes, the patient’s willingness to push past pain and move is equally important.
The Solution. The Gap-Flex System provides a comfortable and less painful method to improve patient recovery using a brilliantly simple platform: gravity. Patients simply drape their knee over the Gap-Flex for 6 minutes, walk for 2 minutes and use the Gap-Flex Extender for 10 minutes and repeat the therapy 6 times a day. Patients are consistently more compliant with the therapy, and report faster recovery.