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Total Joint Arthroplasty: Surgical and Rehab Research and FAQs (Recorded Webinar)

presented by John O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (Retired), CSCS (Retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

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Financial: John O’Halloran receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: John O’Halloran has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 110 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

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Current projections forecast an increase in total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures of 176 percent by 2040 and 659 percent by 2060, along with an estimated increase for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) projected to be 139 percent by 2040 and 469 percent by 2060.*

The rise in joint replacement same-day surgery, coupled with advances in cutting-edge pain management and surgical techniques such as robotics and computer-assisted surgery, means that rehab practitioners must be educated about joint replacement surgeries and must practice at the highest level of their licenses. The question for us as practitioners is: Are we educationally ready to provide current and progressive rehabilitation for the rising joint replacement population?

Today's patient is quite different from the traditional patient many of us learned about in school. We learned precautions and restrictions, with the goal of rehabilitating patients so they could dress, groom themselves, and perform self-care. Today the rehab practitioner's role has changed, and the baby boomer joint replacement patient has higher expectations of their rehabilitation provider. Today's active baby boomer patients want to use their "new and bionic" prostheses to get down on the floor and play with the grandkids, to ski, and to hike.

This highly interactive webinar will provide the attendee with the evidence-based knowledge to answer patient questions such as: Do I have any hip precautions? Can I kneel on my total knee? Can I run? When can I hike or play tennis again? We will also examine surgery, from traditional to cutting-edge, in addition to evidence-based rehab and return-to-activity guidelines. This one-of-a-kind webinar is a MUST for all practitioners who work with total joint patients.

*Shichman, I., Roof, M., Askew, N., Nherera, L., Rozell, J. C., Seyler, T. M., & Schwarzkopf, R. (2023). Projections and epidemiology of primary hip and knee arthroplasty in Medicare patients 2040-2060. JB & JS Open Access, 8(1), e22.00112.

Learning Objectives
  • Evaluate the changes in surgical decision-making with joint arthroplasty
  • Consider the changes in surgical procedures and robotics in joint replacement
  • Discriminate the changing role of the rehab practitioner with joint replacement today versus the past
  • Generalize evidence-based answers to all FAQs from patients regarding joint arthroplasty in order to facilitate patients' participation in their health management plan

Meet Your Instructor

John O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (Retired), CSCS (Retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

John O'Halloran is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field of orthopedics. He earned his postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University and has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. O'Halloran is the sole owner…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. The New Total Joint Patient

The delivery of surgery for the joint arthroplasty patient is shifting to ambulatory care surgical centers and becoming an outpatient procedure. Today’s practitioner needs to understand how these changes impact the rehab process and be aware of advances in surgical techniques. This knowledge will prepare the rehab practitioner to practice at the highest level of their license every day.

2. The FAQs of Today’s Total Joint Patient

Today’s rehab practitioner is faced with a patient population that is significantly more self-educated via internet sources. This enhanced knowledge base has created a more educated consumer. Rehab practitioners need to be more educated about total joint surgeries, returning patients to desired activities, and post-op dos and don’ts than ever before.

3. The Rehab Practitioner’s Role With the New Total Joint Patient

The frequency, duration, and goal setting performed with a total joint patient is vastly different today from just three to five years ago. Today’s rehab practitioner will need to understand the evidence-based research that is driving changes in clinical decision-making and interventions.

4. Question and Answer Session

This chapter is a viewer-submitted question and answer session, facilitated by John O’Halloran.

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