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Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation Considerations

$36.00 [4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #03-740

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the organization to which you're licensed:

  • Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy: 1.50 Hours
  • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association: 1.50 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 4.00 Hours
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CEU Course Description 

The major objectives of rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are the early regain of range of motion (ROM) and mobilization of the patient. There are five main sections to this CUE course. The first goal is to investigate the effect of the knee position during wound closure on early knee function recovery after TKA. Here we will look into 80 subjects who received primary TKAs secondary to osteoarthritis and compare wound closure at full knee extension with 90 degrees of knee flexion, who then were evaluated at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months post-operatively. The second section compares the effects of continuous passive motion compared to sling exercise training on functional outcomes in a randomized-controlled clinical trial of 125 subjects who underwent primary TKA. They were assessed one day before discharge and three months later for passive knee flexion range of motion primarily, as well as active range of motion, postural control, physical activity and pain. The third section reviews various physical therapy treatments used both before and after TKA and the outcomes. It compares continuous passive motion, cryotherapy, magnetotherapy, electrical stimulation and other treatment options. The fourth section describes the necessity of hip abductor strengthening following TKA and the effects on hip function and pain. The fifth and final section revolves around a retrospective cohort study describing circuit training over 24 weeks beginning three months after TKA and the effects seen in motion analysis, strength, range of motion, and patient reported function. The reading materials for this course include articles from the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Novel Physiotherapies.


 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain the primary indicator of a successful TKA.
  2. Investigate which exercises are likely to be the catalyst for the improvement in the physical function following total knee replacement.
  3. Examine what has been found to be a predictor of post-operative functional ability up to a year following surgery.
  4. Identify what causes postoperative anterior knee pain and affect ROM recovery.
  5. Describe the most important factor to be considered in stiff TKA.

 

CEU Course Syllabus

  Knee Position with Post-Operative Wound Closure  

  0.70 Contact Hours  

  Continuous Passive Motion and Sling Techniques 

  1.24 Contact Hours 

  Pre and Post Intervention Strategies   0.70 Contact Hours 
  Hip Abduction Strengthening Considerations    0.26 Contact Hours 
  Circuit Training    1.10 Contact Hours 

Total = 4 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Board Approval Status

Physical Therapists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts Alabama Board of Physical Therapy (Effective October 1, 2014, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education providers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine if the continuing education activities completed meet the requirements of the board.)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Arizona YES! Accepts Arizona Physical Therapy Association (CEUL017510) (Approval #Approval #CEUL017511) (These courses are approved as Category A)
Arkansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
California YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Colorado YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board (Many PTs in Georgia have taken our classes though it is their responsibility to ensure that the material is appropriate for their licensing. It is always advised to check with your state board.)
Hawaii YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Idaho YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (License No. 216.000269)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Iowa YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Maryland YES! Accepts Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Michigan YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Minnesota YES! Accepts Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy (Approval #1317) (Approval #Approval #1323)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Missouri YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nevada YES! Accepts Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New York YES! Accepts New York State Education Department
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Tennessee YES! Accepts Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA Approval #2018-130) (Approval #TPTA Approval #2018-149)
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Vermont YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Virginia YES! Accepts Virginia Physical Therapy Association (Approval #Approval #CEUL016226)
Washington YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board

Physical Therapist Assistants

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts Alabama Board of Physical Therapy (Effective October 1, 2014, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education providers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine if the continuing education activities completed meet the requirements of the board.)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Arizona YES! Accepts Arizona Physical Therapy Association (CEUL017510) (Approval #Approval #CEUL017511) (These courses are approved as Category A)
Arkansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
California YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Colorado YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Hawaii YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Idaho YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (License No. 216.000269)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Iowa YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Maryland YES! Accepts Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Michigan YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Minnesota YES! Accepts Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy (Approval #1317) (Approval #Approval #1323)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Missouri YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nevada YES! Accepts Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New York YES! Accepts New York State Education Department
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Tennessee YES! Accepts Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA Approval #2018-130) (Approval #TPTA Approval #2018-149)
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Vermont YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Virginia YES! Accepts Virginia Physical Therapy Association (Approval #Approval #CEUL016226)
Washington YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
West Virginia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board

Occupational Therapists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Alaska YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Arizona YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Arkansas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
California YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Colorado YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Connecticut YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Delaware YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Florida YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Georgia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Hawaii YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Idaho YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Illinois YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Indiana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Iowa YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Kansas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Kentucky YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Louisiana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Maine YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Maryland YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Michigan YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Minnesota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Mississippi YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Missouri YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Montana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Nebraska YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Nevada YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Jersey YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Mexico YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New York YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
North Carolina YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
North Dakota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Ohio YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Oregon YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
South Carolina YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
South Dakota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Tennessee YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Texas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Utah YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Vermont YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Virginia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Washington YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
West Virginia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Wyoming YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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