Our Early Detection Orthopedic Program
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in our country deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day. As our population ages, the prevalence of arthritis, osteoporosis, and related conditions are increasing at an alarming rate. Additionally, even an active lifestyle can lead to joint, back pain, or spine issues which may require surgical intervention. As knee and hip replacements become more common, providing access to these services becomes increasingly important for healthcare organizations.
Through HealthAware®’s Connect™ Orthopedic Risk Assessment program, our partner facilities provide community members with educational material that can help them take action to prevent the development of these conditions. The results of our risk assessments provide physicians the opportunity to treat the patient’s disease before a major event.
HealthAware®’s WeightAware risk assessment focuses on the following risk factors:
Traditional methods for weight loss (diet, exercise, and lifestyle counseling) are a necessary first step for anyone looking to lose weight. However, given the life-threatening effects of severe clinical obesity, surgical methods to reduce obesity are becoming more prevalent every day. Access to educational material about risk
factors and treatment options is necessary to combat this epidemic.
An estimated 50 million U.S. adults (about one in five) report doctor-diagnosed arthritis. It’s our nation’s most common cause of disability with nearly 21 million U.S. adults reporting activity limitations due to arthritis each year. Arthritis does not only impact the elderly; nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65.
The Connect JointAware Health Risk Assessment focuses on the following risk factors:
The Connect SpineAware Health Risk Assessment focuses on the following risk factors:
Spine Disorders are a real problem in the United States. Four out of five people in the U.S. will experience spine discomfort at some point in their lives – a staggering 208 million Americans. Spine issues are the second most common neurological ailment in the United States – only headache is more common.
Estimates suggest roughly 85% of those seeking treatment for back pain have “non-specific” pain where the underlying disease or pathology remains unknown. Recent research on back pain disorders has demonstrated pain is more than just a “medical” problem – the overall experience of pain occurs at the intersection of the individual’s body, mind, and cultural background. BackPainAware assesses risk for a broad range of potential influences on back pain, including fears and anxieties about the pain, mood and motivation, and work situation.
The HealthAware® BackPainAware Risk Assessment identifies the following modifiable risk factors that impact back pain disability:
Participants are then stratified into three levels of risk categories:
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The HealthAware® Connect BoneHealthAware Risk Assessment focuses on the following risk factors:
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone becomes extremely fragile. Our bones are complex living tissues that can be weakened by poor diet and lack of exercise. As we age, bones begin to break down faster than new bone can be formed. Actions such as bending to pick up a magazine, lifting groceries, or even coughing can cause a fracture.
The following screening options can be included in the offers and consultations that result from participation in the orthopedic modules: