The Pediatric Knee Patient


Course Description

Initially taught individually at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida and exclusive to, “The Pediatric Knee Patient” is a comprehensive discussion of pediatric knee injuries and arthritis, offering treatment recommendations and surgical options. The course is instructed by renowned Dr. Elise Gordon, MD, Associate Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Andrews Research and Education Institute and Dr. Lydia White, MD, fellowship-trained physician specializing in Sports Medicine.

More than 25 million children in the US participate in scholastic sports, with another 20 million participating in community-based sports and activities. Each year, an estimated 2.5 million sports-related injuries occur in adolescents with sports and recreational activities being the primary causes of knee injuries in people under 25. In addition, approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions, making juvenile arthritis one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.

This series is a must watch for healthcare professionals seeking to elevate their understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, common pediatric knee injuries and surgical options for pediatric patients suffering from knee arthritis.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 1 hour, 42 minutes in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Series Outline:

Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Sports Injuries

This presentation provides a better understanding of the basic anatomy of the knee, specifically the pediatric ACL. Healthcare professionals will evaluate and diagnose the pediatric injured knee, learn current treatment recommendations for the ACL, and current rehabilitation recommendations.

Total runtime: 45 minutes

Surgical Options for the Young Patient with Knee Arthritis

This presentation reviews the surgical anatomy and biomechanics of young patient with knee arthritis and what to look for in the examination process, as well as surgical options that will minimize the negative long-term effects on young patients.

Total runtime: 57 minutes

Contact Hours: 1
Video Course Format: Video
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced