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Total Hip Replacement Recovery Considerations


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $27

CEU Course Objectives
Enumerate the improvements during the rehabilitation period in patients following THA.
Investigate the strength and motor performance in older female and male subjects after correcting for lean muscle mass.
Compare and contrast the recovery process between revision surgery and primary surgery.
Describe the conditions for which patients with THA showed a significant increase in walking speed throughout the rehabilitation period.

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CEU Course Syllabus
Home-Based Resistance Training 1.0 Contact Hours
Walking Speed and Gait Symmetry 1.0 Contact Hours
Pain and Function Recovery Trajectories 1.0 Contact Hours
Total = 3 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries, particularly seen in the older adult population. In-hospital progressive resistance training (PRT) has been shown to be an effective method of rehabilitation following THA. The first goal of this CEU course is to assess whether a home-based PRT program would be beneficial for THA patients. This inquiry is assessed based on a prospective single blinded randomized control study of 49 patients who underwent a THA and received either home-based PRT rehabilitation or standard rehabilitation over a two-year period with a one-year follow up. The next section of this course will take a closer look at walking speed and gait symmetry seen in older patients after THA in a prospective cohort study. This section involves twenty-nine patients with an average age of 65 years who received a 4-week inpatient rehabilitation program following THA and compared them to 30 age-matched healthy subjects. Finally, we will explore the trajectories of change in pain and function after revision of hip arthroplasty. This final section discusses a prospective cohort study of patients who underwent both primary and revision THA whose walking speed and functional scored were evaluated pre-operatively, as well as 3 and 12 months post-operatively. The reading materials for this course include articles from BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders and PloS ONE.
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Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM