Adding Value in Knee Arthroplasty

The goals of the AViKA study are to estimate the value of total knee replacement (TKR) care delivery for BWH patients and to identify factors that improve value in the delivery of TKR.

BWH Wellness Initiative

B-Well is a research study aimed at increasing physical activity among Brigham and Women’s Hospital employees by providing monetary rewards.

The Osteoarthritis Policy Model

The OAPol model is a validated, state-transition computer simulate model that projects the natural progression and treatments for knee OA. Using the OAPol model, researchers are able to evaluate epidemiological factors that impact knee OA and the societal burden caused by the disease.

OA Risk C

OA Risk C is an interactive risk calculator that predicts a user’s likelihood of developing knee osteoarthritis and of undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) based on demographic and clinical factors.

Study of Physical Activity Rewards after Knee Surgery

SPARKS is a pilot randomized controlled trial applying behavioral economic interventions to patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) with the goal of increasing physical activity after surgery.