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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Secrets- Module 11: The Knee

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   5
Registration Fee:   $60

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.Describe the symptoms of an irritated plica
2.Describe the function of the iliotibial band and how it contributes to the integrity of the knee
3.List anatomic reasons for patellar instability
4.Explain which meniscus is most commonly injured and why
5.Describe a Q-angle and what may cause an increase in the Q-angle
6.Define Patella alta
7.Explain the classification system for chondromalacia
8.Differentiate between Osgood-Schlatter disease and Sinding-Larsen-Johnson disease
9.Define Housemaid’s knee
10.Describe the criteria used to assess patellar instability
11.List the advantages of weight-bearing exercises for patients with patellofemoral pain
12.Describe the anatomy of the meniscus, attaching structures and meniscal function
13.Describe typical rehabilitation after meniscal repair, including phases, goals and treatment protocol
14.Explain the incidence of ACL injuries in females versus males and what are the anatomic, physiologic, and neuromuscular risk factors that could be responsible for a higher percentage of female athletes sustaining ACL tears than male athletes
15.List the epidemiology of ACL tears in the United States
16.Describe the accuracy of a clinical exam for ACL injury
17.Describe the grading system for collateral ligament injuries
18.Explain the typical total knee arthroplasty including patellar resurfacing, use of CPM machine, weight-bearing status, common knee range of motion goals and common progression of strengthening exercises.
19.List the indications for manipulation of the knee joint for motion following total knee arthroplasty
20.List the signs and symptoms of a DVT following total knee arthroplasty
21.Describe the difference between a posterior cruciate substituting and a posterior cruciate retaining knee replacement and how they both affect rehabilitation
22.List common complications associated with total knee arthroplasty
23.List, in order of frequency of occurrence, the five types of patellar fractures
24.Identify at what age does a quadriceps tendon rupture typically occur and how it is subsequently treated
25.Explain what is the typical direction of displacement for a supracondylar distal femoral fracture and why
26.Describe conservative treatment of nondisplaced condylar fractures
27.Describe how disruption of a popliteal artery after knee dislocation presents and describe the emergent treatment
28.List the indications for surgery with a patellar dislocation
29.Describe the negative effects of compression on nerve function
30.List and differentiate between the nerve entrapments found in the lower extremity

Target Audience
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants

Confirmation Notes
Methods of Instruction: Online course available via internet
Educational Level:Intermediate
CEU Information: Click here for CEU approvals.

This course is derived from the textbook by Jeffrey Placzek, MD, PT and David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ©2006. This textbook is part of the popular Secrets series. It presents physical therapy concepts and then introduces different healing modalities, specialties and orthopedic procedures typically prescribed for common injuries such as shoulders and extremities. Common diseases are included as well as more innovative diagnostic tools for physical therapists such as radiology. The text features concise information that includes tips, and memory “secrets”. Bulleted lists, algorithms and illustrations provide a quick review of the specific topics discussed. The information is interesting, entirely evidence-based, outcome based and up-to-date.
Module 11: The Knee- covers chapter 68 through 74.
Chapter 68: Functional Anatomy of the Knee
Chapter 69: Patellofemoral Disorders
Chapter 70: Meniscal Injuries
Chapter 71: Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee
Chapter 72: Total Knee Arthroplasty
Chapter 73: Knee Fractures and Dislocations
Chapter 74: Nerve Entrapments of the Lower Extremity

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM