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Improving Spine Surgical Care With Real-Time Objective Patient Tracking Using the Apple Watch

One of the primary goals of spine surgery is to reduce pain and increase mobility to improve patients' quality of life. Currently, there is no established method for surgeons to objectively track their patients' mobilization postoperatively. This study is the first prospective trial utilizing the Apple Watch to objectively track patients before and after elective spine surgery. The investigators hypothesize that the ability of patients to track their own activity and discuss with their surgeon objective mobilization goals will not only help patients achieve empowerment in their own care but also improve their overall satisfaction and self-reported outcomes after spine surgery.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Stryker Nordic

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Apple Watch and App




Inclusion Criteria:

   - English-speaking.

   - Undergoing elective spine surgery by attending physicians at Stanford University.

   - Own iPhone

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Patients with spine trauma, tumors, or infection.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Christopher Leung, BA