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Surgical and Rehabilitative Management of Articular Cartilage Lesions
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When: September 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: DFW Marriott in Irving
8440 Freeport Pkwy
Irving, TX  75063
United States
Presenter: Katherine J Coyner, MD and Edward P. Mulligan, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Contact: Meredith Brunette

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Course Description:

This presentation will be an overview of the current concepts and practical clinical considerations in managing the patient following the reparative and restorative surgical interventions for articular cartilage lesions in the knee. The program will focus on the pathology, incidence, and guiding principles for individualized rehabilitation to ensure optimal outcomes. Specific intervention strategies will be discussed in context of the current best evidence for utilization and terminal expectations following various types of surgical intervention will be compared.


Following completion of the course the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe 10 principles of rehabilitation that should govern post-operative management of knee articular procedures
2.  Describe the general categories of surgical solutions and recognize how each procedure requires similar or different approaches to rehabilitation.
3.  Summarize the current best evidence regarding articular cellular healing, mobility re-acquisition, early weight-bearing, and lower extremity contractile re-training
4.  Describe the return-to-sport expectations following knee articular cartilage surgery
5.  Discuss the basic science of knee articular cartilage and how cartilage pathology can impact
function and recovery
6.  Compare the different diagnostic techniques and clinical examination findings associated
with knee cartilage injuries
7.  Differentiate between the various surgical techniques utilized for knee articular cartilage
8.  Apply relevant literature findings related to the prognosis for patient with a knee cartilage

Speaker Bio:

Katherine J. Coyner, M.D.

Dr. Coyner is an Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine Dr. Katherine Coyner is an assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Coyner completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. While at Duke she was a team physician for the Duke University Men's & Women's basketball teams, Football team, women's soccer, and the North Carolina Central University football team. She graduated from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In her own athletic career, Dr. Coyner was the first female basketball player at the University of Massachusetts to score 1,000 points and 500 assists, where she was nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. Dr. Coyner is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a candidate member for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and is here to care for your orthopaedic and sports medicine needs. Dr. Coyner specializes in • Minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery • Prompt care of athletic injuries • Advanced cartilage restoration • Multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction • Adolescent and pediatric sports medicine • Women's orthopaedic health and wellness focus Dr. Coyner is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in sports medicine. She is an active member of many professional societies and associated with various sports teams as team physician.

Edward Mulligan, PT,  DPT, ATC, OCS, SCS

Dr. Mulligan has been involved in orthopedic-sports physical therapy, athletic training, and clinical education for the past 32 years. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska and he received his physical therapy training at UTMB – Galveston. He completed the post-professional master’s degree program at Texas Woman’s University-Dallas in 1995 and his transitional DPT at Regis University in 2008. He was recognized as a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the APTA in 1988 and was the Chair for the Sports Physical Therapy Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists from 2010-11. He was certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2009 and is the Director of the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Residency Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He now serves on the APTA’s Board of Residency and Fellowship Education. He is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery Departments at UT Southwestern.


6:00 pm Networking
6:45 pm Business Meeting/Dinner
7:00 pm CCU Presentation

Course Fees:

$40 PT/PTA Member
$50 Professional Non-Member
$20 Students

​Online registration will close September 19th.

This course is approved for 2.0 CCUs.

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