Total Knee Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Physical Therapy Management is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2020.
In the United States, total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common elective surgical procedures with more than 700,000 procedures performed each year. Research is ongoing, but most experts contend that for the most successful postoperative outcome, rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery. Physical therapists must have an in-depth knowledge of current best practice for this population to maximize their return to function and quality of life.
The purpose of this intermediate level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a comprehensive overview of the many considerations surrounding knee replacement surgery, including the relevant anatomy, epidemiology, patient selection criteria, surgical considerations, common postoperative complications, and rehabilitation strategies. This course discusses the pre and postoperative patient management, rehabilitation goals and treatment in the acute, post-acute, and functional recovery stages. This course is relevant for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants and provides evidence-based research that supports rehabilitation treatment methods and outcomes following total knee arthroplasty while highlighting the areas in need of further study.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Surgery