Postsurgical Sports Rehab: Knee & Shoulder- Module 4: Knee Meniscus Injuries/Tendon Ruptures
This course is derived from the textbook by Robert Manske “Postsurgical Orthopedic Sports Rehabilitation Knee & Shoulder”. The text focuses specifically on post-surgical guidelines for successful rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder for sports patients. Content covers basic concepts related to soft tissue healing, as well as core concepts in sports medicine rehabilitation, all of which lay the groundwork for discussions of specific protocols. Detailed descriptions of the latest post-surgical procedures for various knee and shoulder pathologies equip professionals with essential knowledge needed to recommend the most effective treatment plans.
Module 4: Knee Meniscus Injuries/Tendon Ruptures covers chapters 18, 19, and 25.
- Chapter 18: Meniscal Surgery Rehabilitation
- Chapter 19: Complications of Meniscal Surgery
- Chapter 25: Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Rupture and Treatment
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Review meniscal anatomical structures and function
- Identify and differentiate between phases I, II, III and IV of rehabilitation, including goals, restrictions, treatment and milestones, after a meniscectomy
- Identify and differentiate and between phases I, II, III and IV of rehabilitation, including goals, restrictions, treatment and milestones, after a meniscal repair.
- Understand the functional importance of the preserved meniscus
- Recognize general complications of meniscal surgery including: infection, DVT, RSD and chronic effusion.
- Recognize general complications of meniscal repair including: failure of repair, arthrofibrosis and neurologic injury.
- Recognize patellar tendon and quadriceps ruptures and list surgical considerations
- Differentiate between a traditional and progressive rehabilitation program with tendon ruptures
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test