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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “The Athlete’s Shoulder” Second Edition by Kevin E. Wilk, P.T., D.P.T., Michael M. Reinold, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C, C.S.C.S. and James R. Andrews, M.D. © 2009, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course offers a multi-disciplinary, in-depth look at athletic injuries of the shoulder.  Focusing on aspects including but not limited to rotator cuff injuries, labral injuries, instability, examination, diagnostic imaging, arthroscopy, total joint replacement; addressing sport specific topics in baseball, football, tennis, swimming and gymnastic injuries.

Throughout the second edition, information has been updated to reflect the current surgical and rehabilitation information for all aspects of shoulder pathology, including illustrated exercises for rehabilitation that demonstrate which exercises to show patients in order to decrease their chance of injury or increase strength following an injury.  You can expect detailed information ranging from basic science of the shoulder complex, the areas of examination and assessment as well as the recognition and treatment of various pathologies, including the appropriate surgical and rehabilitation approaches for these pathologies.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 847 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 6 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Pathology and Surgery of the Rotator Cuff
Chapter 9:  Tensile Failure of the Rotator Cuff
Chapter 10:  Subacromial Impingement
Chapter 11:  Internal Impingement
Chapter 12:  Partial Articular Supraspinatus Tendon Avulsion
Chapter 13:  Calcific Tendonitis
Chapter 14:  Open Repair of the Rotator Cuff
Chapter 15:  Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
Chapter 16:  Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff
Chapter 17:  Anterior Instability of the Shoulder
Chapter 18:  Posterior Shoulder Instability
Chapter 19:  Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Pathology and Surgery of the Rotator Cuff in The Athlete’s Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Discuss tensile failure of the rotator cuff.
2.    Explain forces and muscle activity of the shoulder.
3.    Demonstrate knowledge of pathogenesis of tensile failure due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
4.    Demonstrate knowledge in diagnosis and assessment of rotator cuff injuries.
5.    List treatment options for the throwing athlete suspected of having an isolated partial-thickness, rotator cuff tear.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge in subacromial impingement.
7.    Discuss the development and function of the acromion as well as the normal anatomy.
8.    Identify key components associated with a physical examination of a patient with impingement.
9.    List risk factors that may lead to impingement.
10.  Discuss internal impingement.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge in surgical intervention for internal impingement and the appropriateness of operative management.
12.  Discuss partial articular supraspinatus tendon avulsions (PASTA) lesions of the rotator cuff.
13.  List the imaging modalities that should be implemented in the assessment of PASTA lesions.
14.  Differentiate between nonoperative treatment of PASTA lesions and operative treatment.
15.  Demonstrate knowledge in calcific tendinitis.
16.  Identify the imaging modality of choice when assessing a patient suspected to have calcific tendinitis.
17.  List advanced technology useful in assessing and treating calcific tendinitis
18.Discuss open repair and management of a rotator cuff tear in an athlete.
19.  Differentiate between the open repair of the rotator cuff and the mini-open rotator cuff repair.
20.  Explain the advantages of the mini-open rotator cuff repair over the open repair.
21.  List the goals of rotator cuff repair.
22.  Demonstrate knowledge in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
23.  Discuss surgical indications and contraindications for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
24.  Identify the preferred position for all arthroscopic procedures with primarily subacromial pathology.
25.  Demonstrate knowledge in the determination of tear configuration and repair during the arthroscopic procedure.
26.  Discuss anterior instability of the shoulder.
27.  Identify the most common surgical finding in patients with anterior instability.
28.Differentiate between anterior and posterior instability of the shoulder.
29.  Define reverse Bankart lesion.
30.  Identify the athlete and patient presentation of posterior shoulder instability.
31.  Define multidirectional instability.
List treatment options for multidirectional instability.