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Total Knee: A Joint Decision
Great Seminars Online
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 5
Registration Fee: $150
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
1. Create rehabilitation programs for specific knee
joint arthroplasty procedures.
2. Analyze the surgical considerations and options
available for knee joint arthroplasty.
3. Judge post-operative precautions/restrictions
following knee joint arthroplasty.
4. Apply joint specific evaluation tools.
5. Describe the aspects of total joint surgery and
the impact on rehabilitation.
6. Design multidisciplinary care plans and their
impact on patient care.
7. Construct the stages in medical and surgical
management for patients receiving a knee joint
8. Inspect and review the rationale for
rehabilitation protocols following knee joint
9. Implement evidence-based treatment
interventions for knee joint replacements
Download course instructions and handouts
Pre-test (5 min)
Introduction, Anatomy, Assessment/History, AAOS
Guidelines, Alternative Therapy, Surgical
Intervention (40 min)
Surgical Alternatives, Indications, Contraindications,
Pitfalls, Prostheses, and Precautions (105 min)
Rehab Following Total Knee Arthroplasty,
Precautions, and Pre-Op (12 min)
Acute Care, Pain, Hyperflexion CPM Protocol, and
Post-Operative days 1-2 (60 min)
Post-Discharge Rehab, Modalities for Pain & Edema,
Therapeutic Exercise, Gait Training, Functional
Training, and functional Tools (35 min)
2 Case Studies (42 min)
Overview of Devices (3 min)
Post-test with feedback (5 min)
Course Evaluation (5 Min)
The emphasis of this seminar is on the medical and rehabilitative management of knee joint arthroplasty. The course combines the medical, surgical and rehabilitative expertise of a nationally known, highly trained physical therapist. This rich combination provides participants with a unique opportunity to see the entire spectrum of care for the patient from prevention through treatment. The course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of lower extremities with discussion of surgical techniques for knee arthroplasty. Critical pathways (i.e. care plans), therapeutic treatment techniques, and rehabilitation protocols will be presented for the total knee surgery. Preoperative, acute care, and post-discharge concerns will be addressed and examples of a precise therapeutic exercise program within each setting will be presented. Suggested protocols, sample home exercise instruction sheets, and home exercise programs along with evaluation and treatment guidelines will be given, thus providing therapists with information to improve their clinical practice related to knee joint arthroplasty.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM