CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries, particularly seen in the older adult population. In-hospital progressive resistance training (PRT) has been shown to be an effective method of rehabilitation following THA. The first goal of this CEU course is to assess whether a home-based PRT program would be beneficial for THA patients. This inquiry is assessed based on a prospective single blinded randomized control study of 49 patients who underwent a THA and received either home-based PRT rehabilitation or standard rehabilitation over a two-year period with a one-year follow up. The next section of this course will take a closer look at walking speed and gait symmetry seen in older patients after THA in a prospective cohort study. This section involves twenty-nine patients with an average age of 65 years who received a 4-week inpatient rehabilitation program following THA and compared them to 30 age-matched healthy subjects. Finally, we will explore the trajectories of change in pain and function after revision of hip arthroplasty. This final section discusses a prospective cohort study of patients who underwent both primary and revision THA whose walking speed and functional scored were evaluated pre-operatively, as well as 3 and 12 months post-operatively. The reading materials for this course include articles from BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders and PloS ONE.
CEU Course Objectives
CEU Course Syllabus
|Home-Based Resistance Training||1.0 Contact Hours|
|Walking Speed and Gait Symmetry||1.0 Contact Hours|
|Pain and Function Recovery Trajectories||1.0 Contact Hours|
Total = 3 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate
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