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Rehab Protocols and Treatment Options for Patients with Total Joint Replacement

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May 13, 2010
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Upon completion, participants will be able to:

Establish the body of evidence available on the natural history of knee osteoarthritis and external influences that may impact the progression of the disease.
Recognize and apply the principles of biomechanics and impairments on the functional limitations of patients with osteoarthritis and how they influence rehabilitation programs.
Understand the evidence available on the surgical options and decision making utilized in determining appropriate surgical interventions.
Restate the concept of clinical milestones in the rehabilitation and progression of patients with OA and resulting surgical procedures.
Review and understand evidence based rehabilitation programs after surgical management of OA.
Recognize the impact of an aggressive rehabilitation program following TKA on impairments compared to the national norms.
Develop strategies to deal with patients who are having difficulty meeting clinical physical therapy milestones following surgical interventions.
TARGET AUDIENCE Registered Nurses, Physical and Occupational therapist
FEE $95 for non members; No Fee for AHEC members

CREDIT 0.75 CEUs, 7.5 clock hours-AHEC
Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.
Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 7.5 contact hours.
This CE activity is approved for 9 contact hours for Physical and Occupational Therapists.

To register for this class please call Angie Ross at (864)349-6077
or e-mail her at

AnMed North- Peggy Gardner Deane 1-3
2000 East Greenville Street
Anderson, South Carolina 20621
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Elizabeth Neely