Initially taught individually at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, “The Ultimate Guide to Knee Injury and Rehabilitation” presents an in-depth exploration of knee injuries, and provides a comprehensive plan of attack for assessment, surgical treatment and postoperative rehabilitation. This guide combines the professional knowledge of seven sport medicine physicians, including award winning orthopedic physician Dr. Kevin Witte, award-winning orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Lydia White, and Dr. Charles Roth who is currently the Orthopaedic Consultant for Ballet Pensacola.
Knee injuries are the most common cause of an athlete losing an entire season of play and carry serious health burdens to athletes of all ages in almost every sport. The majority of knee injuries (around 70%) are non-contact, and occur in sports that involve jumping and landing, quick stopping, cutting and directional changes. And while knee injuries constitute only about 15% of all sports injuries, they account for 50% of visits to sports medicine physicians. When knee injuries happen, they are usually significant. The need for thorough understanding, evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of knee injuries is crucial for ensuring the athlete has a successful return to play and, equally as important, a reduced chance of a re-injury.
This series is a must watch for healthcare professionals seeking a comprehensive guide to knee injury, treatment and effective rehabilitation.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 5 hours, 45 minutes in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 5||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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Cartilage Structure, Injury & Repair Techniques
This presentation gives an overview of cartilage injury types, structure, and repair techniques. Healthcare professionals explore the most up-to-date cartilage injury treatment techniques, surgical methods, and return to play recommendations.
Knee Collateral Ligaments and Posterolateral Corner
This presentation reviews the surgical anatomy of the knees collateral ligaments and posterolateral corner. Healthcare professionals explore the related history, examination, and imaging techniques, as well as discuss conservation, arthroscopic and open surgical options, and post-operative bracing and rehabilitation.
This portion of the series helps healthcare professionals understand the injuries associated with knee dislocation. Initial management of knee dislocations is discussed and an introduction into the decision making process in long term care of knee dislocations explored.
Knee Rehab - Cartilage and Ligament
This section explores knee rehabilitation as it relates to cartilage and ligaments. Healthcare professionals are shown the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, and led on a review of the post-operative protocol’s following knee surgery. Treatment and return to play criteria and recommendations are also covered.
Meniscus Structure, Injury, and Surgical Treatment
This portion of the series instructs healthcare professionals on the basic surgical anatomy and biomechanics of the meniscus. Imaging techniques and surgical methods are reviewed, and a discussion of arthroscopic and concludes with a discussion on open meniscus surgery with post-operative bracing and rehabilitation.
Patellar Tendon, Quadriceps & Hamstring Injuries
This section reviews the surgical anatomy and biomechanics of patellar tendon, quad, and hamstring injuries. The presenter conducts an overview of imaging and surgical techniques and describe how these can affect decision making during examination and diagnosis before discussing surgical options and rehabilitation methods.
Patellofemoral Disorders and Surgical Treatment
This concluding section reviews the surgical anatomy and biomechanics of the patellofemoral kinetic chain. Healthcare professionals are led on an exploration of surgical decision making in patellofemoral surgery based on the examination and imaging, as well as arthroscopic and open patella realignment surgery including hip/knee osteotomies with post-operative bracing and rehabilitation.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on knee injuries, assessments, surgical treatment and postoperative rehabilitation.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Describe cartilage injury types, structure, and repair techniques.
- Identify cartilage injury treatment, surgical methods, and return to play recommendations.
- Discuss Surgical Anatomy of Knee Collateral ligaments and posterolateral corner
- Discuss pertinent history, examination and imaging.
- Identify conservative, arthroscopic and open surgical options with post-operative bracing and rehabilitation.
- Identify the epidemiology related to knee dislocations.
- Recognize Mode of Injury (MOI) for knee dislocations.
- Recognize presentations of knee dislocations.
- Identify treatment options for knee dislocations.
- Discuss functional anatomy and biomechanics of the knee
- Review post-op protocol’s following knee surgery.
- Discuss return to play criteria.
- Identify Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of Mensicus.
- Identify pertinent history, examination and imaging.
- Discuss Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of Patellar tendon, Quad, and Hamstring injuries.
- Identify pertinent history, examination and imaging for surgical decision making.
- Discuss surgical options with post-operative bracing and rehabilitation.
- Discuss Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of patellofemoral kinetic chain.
- Discuss pertinent history, examination and imaging for surgical decision making in patellofemoral surgery.
- Identify indications for patellofemoral surgery.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 5
Please see "Approvals" tab for actual awarded contact hours for state and licensure
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
- Financial - This course is created in conjunction with The Andrews Institute. The Andrews Institute receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.