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Course Title: 473 Hip and Knee: Advancements in Joint Replacement - The Most Up to Date Evidence Available

Presenter: Sarah R. Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT


CCUs: 10

Date & Time: Home Study - available 365 days a year

Course Description: 

This course provides physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals with a thorough overview of current approaches in hip and knee arthroplasty and the factors involved with managing these patients. The course examines relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, presents current concepts and recent advancements in joint replacement practice, and describes the main surgical approaches used. Prognosis and complications for the post-arthroplasty patient are presented. Traditional and rapid-recovery therapy intervention parameters are discussed, with the aim of maximizing the patient’s functional outcomes. Therapist Tips and case study discussions help focus the clinician’s application of the material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice for therapists and therapy assistants who work with hip and knee replacement patients at any stage of their recovery.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant anatomical features of the hip and knee regions and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recall the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the U.S.
  • Recall the history of hip and knee joint arthroplasties
  • Identify recent advancements in the construction and use of joint replacement components
  • Differentiate the main standard and minimally invasive surgical approaches used for hip and knee total joint arthroplasties, including computer-assisted surgery, and recall their advantages and disadvantage
  • Define elements of the healing sequence and identify possible complications after joint replacement
  • Recall traditional post-operative hip restrictions and precautions specific to various surgical approaches
  • Identify and apply in case studies conventional and rapid-recovery therapy interventions for patients with these joint replacements at various stages of recovery
  • Recall appropriate therapeutic interventions to specific case studies
  • Recall comprehensive treatment approaches to help patients who are status post hip and knee replacement in order to regain function.

Registration Information: (Available by mail, email or online) or call (866) 257-1074 (9-5 M-F)

Posted on June 27, 2019