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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient” Third Edition by Lisa Maxey, MS, PT and Jim Magnusson, MS, PT, ATC © 2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

With detailed descriptions of orthopedic surgeries, this updated course provides current, evidence-based guidelines for designing optimal rehabilitation strategies.  Coverage of each condition includes an overview of the orthopedic patient’s entire course of treatment from before to after surgery.  For each phase of rehabilitation, you will find a postoperative timeline, followed by goals, potential complications and precautions, and appropriate therapeutic procedures.Throughout this course you can expect coverage of current orthopedic surgeries and rehabilitation topics such as disc replacement, cartilage replacement hallux valgus, and transitioning of the running athlete.  Illustrations offer clear depictions of concepts, procedures and rehabilitation.  Guidance for patients returning home as well as case studies that assists with the development of critical reasoning skills.  Troubleshooting sections detail potential pitfalls in the recovery from each orthopedic surgery. This course is designed to first help each professional understand the surgeries, then design effective, evidence-based rehabilitation programs.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 650 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 5 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 4:  The Hip and Knee

Chapter 18:  Total Hip Arthroplasty
Chapter 19:  New Approaches in Total Hip Replacement:  The Anterior Approach for Miniinvasive Total Hip Arthroplasty                 
Chapter 20: Hip Arthroscopy
Chapter 21:  Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Hip
Chapter 22:  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Chapter 23:  Arthroscopic Lateral Retinaculum Release
Chapter 24:  Meniscetomy  and Meniscal Repair
Chapter 25:  Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
Chapter 26:  Patella Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Chapter 27:  Total Knee Arthroplasty

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Postsurgical Rehabilitation of The Hip and Knee.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss surgical indications and considerations for total hip arthroplasty (THA).
  2. Differentiate between cemented and noncemented implants.
  3. Recognize the approach that accesses the hip in the interval between the gluteus maximus and medius.
  4. Discuss requirements of a walker or crutches following total hip replacement.
  5. Identify when a non-weight bearing (NWB) order may be given.
  6. Discuss postoperative physical therapy after THR.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in the importance of repositioning after THR.
  8. List activities allowed for patients following THR.
  9. Explain rehabilitation after anterior total hip arthroplasty.
  10. Identify hip pathology as described by a patient.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge in the surgical procudure of hip arthroscopy.
  12. Identify surgical challenges for hip athroscopy.
  13. Discuss the fracture least severe in hip fractures injuries.
  14. Recognize the hip fracture that tends to be most technically challenging.
  15. Discuss anticipated postoperative impairments following hip open reduction internal fixation.
  16. Recognize exercises after a hip open reduction internal fixation.
  17. Identify the incidence of individuals sustaining a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
  18. Discuss the occurrence of swelling in a ruptured ACL.
  19. Identify the primary concern in the selection of an autogenous graft.
  20. Explain the four distinct stages of maturation for tendon grafts.
  21. Recognize the phase of rehabilitation that begins when the patient has full passive range of motion (ROM) and normalized pain-free independent gait.
  22. Identify the most devastating complications after ACL reconstruction.
  23. List anticipated impairments of Phase ll of rehabilitation for lateral retinaculum release.
  24. Explain lower-extremity (LE) rehabilitation after the patient can stand or load.
  25. Identify the most popular meniscal repair technique.
  26. Identify graft failure.
  27. List low impact activities following ACI surgery.
  28. Discuss average return time after a sport surgery.
  29. Recognize age-related incidence of patella fractures.
  30. Identify when reinjury is likely to occur following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the patella.
  31. Discuss appropriate treatment of unicompartmental ostereoarthritis (OA) in the young patient population.
  32. Demonstrate knowledge in minimally invasive surgery for total knee replacement.
  33. Discuss the risks of the decreasing lengths of hospitalization.
  34. Recognize the failure to resume the activity of kneeling following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedure.