Arthroplasty Pic 1

The ever evolving joint: An updated guide to the rehabilitation of total hip and knee arthroplasty

Take Course $59
30 days unlimited access

Course Description: 4 Hours (.4 CEUs)

This course is designed for physical therapists of all experience levels who are interested in the latest evidence, trends, and surgical approaches for total hip and knee arthroplasties. Over the past 10 years, much progress has been made in the field, however the knowledge being disseminated to many PTs is several years behind the latest trends in the surgical world. We will review non-op and operative management, surgical decision making and techniques,  treatment options and pearls. We will also delve into the controversial world of return to sport post-operatively and of hip precautions, among other things.

Course Outline

Arthroplasty Course Outline

1. Introduction
2. Examination of patients with knee OA
3. Examination of patients with hip OA
4. Review of OA X-ray imaging and grading scale
5. Joint Arthroplasty Demographics
6. THA
a. Beginnings
b. Surgical procedures
c. Indications for surgery
d. Precautions
7. TKA
a. Beginnings
b. Surgical procedures
c. Indications for surgery
8. UKA
a. Surgical procedures
b. Indications for surgery
9. Post-operative spectrum of care
10. Acute care rehab
11. Home health/ sub-acute rehab
12. Outpatient rehab
a. TKA considerations
b. THA considerations
13. Remote physical therapy
14. Group based physical therapy
15. Role of aquatic rehabilitation
16. What activities can patients return to post-op?
17. Conclusion
18. References
19. CEU Test

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
-Review the evolution of the total knee and hip arthroplasty procedure and what this means for the world of rehab
-Review demographic information of lower extremity joint arthroplasties
-Discuss how rehabilitation care has evolved to meet the demands of our patients and health care payers
-Review the newest advances in research for treatment of total joint arthroplasties
-Review post operative precautions, return to sport and other “controversial” topics

Presenter: Erica Fritz PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA

Dr. Fritz is a board certified orthopedic specialist, who has been working in outpatient orthopedic clinics for 7+ years. She graduated from the University of Southern California with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She first became interested in the management of patients with joint arthroplasty while volunteering at Binghamton General Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation facility while in college. Since then, Dr. Fritz has worked with this patient population in several different orthopedic hospitals in California and New York, including Scripps Hospital Network in Encinitas, CA and now at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. There, she manages the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center and works closely with the rehabilitation team and the hopsital’s arthroplasty surgeons to provide and advance optimal patient care. Additionally, she has given many lectures on total knee arthroplasties, most recently in South Korea.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all courses.
This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 3 hours.

Take Course $59
30 Days Unlimited Access

This Course Is Approved or Meets State Standards In: