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Special collection - knee

NOTE: CEUs Not Offered For This Course



This monograph set is part of the Editor’s “Special Collections” that bundle the best single monographs from various series we have published. The Special Collections are joint region based and include the hip, knee, and shoulder. By creating this ala carte product registrants will be able to “dig deep” into the care of a particular joint complex.



  1. Identify and discuss anatomical and biomechanical factors that influence the evaluation and treatment of knee dysfunction.
  2. Use evidence-based practice to determine appropriate tests and measures, examinations, evaluations, plans of care, and interventions.
  3. Screen and rule out for other pathology or conditions, including identifying red and yellow flags that refer to the knee.
  4. Provide rationale for interventions aimed at resolving identified impairments, how to progress these interventions, and how to assess effectiveness of those interventions.
  5. Explain the importance of neuromuscular risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injury and their application to injury prevention strategies.
  6. Identify components of successful injury prevention programs and the principles of appropriate progression of exercises.
  7. Discuss clinical decision-making considerations regarding nonoperative versus surgical management for acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture.
  8. Identify factors that influence the outcome of nonoperative management for anterior cruciate ligament rupture.
  9. Describe important components of a nonoperative rehabilitation program for patients with acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture.
  10. Describe how conservative and surgical management of anterior cruciate ligament injury effects short and long-term outcomes.
  11. Understand the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the anterior cruciate ligament injury and the mechanism of injury.
  12. Understand and describe the current theories related to the mechanism of injury.
  13. Describe and perform clinical tests for diagnosing anterior cruciate ligament injury tears.
  14. Understand the role of imaging in diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament injury tear.
  15. Describe the most current surgical procedures for anterior cruciate ligament repair and differences in recovery and rehabilitation.
  16. Describe surgical and rehabilitation considerations for adolescents undergoing anterior cruciate ligament injury reconstruction.
  17. Identify and discuss the components and value of a criterion-based and progressive rehabilitation program.
  18. Develop a working treatment strategy to prioritize preoperative and postoperative impairments for treatment emphasis following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
  19. Provide evidence based rationale for interventions and progression criteria for managing an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
  20. Identify and understand common concurrent injuries that may complicate an anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation program.
  21. Identify the most common pharmacological interventions for knee osteoarthritis treatment.
  22. Identify 6 commonly used nonpharmacological conservative treatments for osteoarthritis.
  23. Discuss 3 surgical alternatives to total knee arthroplasty for treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
  24. Identify factors correlated to poorer outcomes following total knee arthroplasty.
  25. Demonstrate knowledge of differences and similarities between the common surgical approaches for knee arthroplasty.
  26. Identify common reasons for revision total knee arthroplasty.
  27. Identify factors shown to predict complications following total knee arthroplasty.
  28. Demonstrate knowledge of different phases of rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty.
  29. Describe rehabilitation goals and functional measures for a patient following total knee arthroplasty.
  30. Demonstrate knowledge of activity recommendations following total knee arthroplasty for prosthesis survival.

  • Joint Arthroplasty: Advances in Surgical Management and Rehabilitation: Hip Arthroplasty
    Diane M. Heislein, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
  • Injuries to the Hip: Functional Performance Testing of the Hip
    Craig S. Mauro, MD; Kyle E. Hammond, MD
  • Injuries to the Hip: Therapeutic Exercise for Hip Rehabilitation: An Evidence-based Approach
    Gordon Riddle, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, SCS, CSCS; Omar Ross, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Biomechanics of Gait: The Hip
    Abagale Reddy, PT, DPT; Julie Bage, PT, DPT, OCS; David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, CCRP, CertDN
  • Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th Edition): The Hip: Physical Therapy Patient Management Using Current Evidence
    Michael McGalliard, PT, ScD, COMT; Phillip S. Sizer Jr, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Dean Ezell, MD
  • Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries: Hip
    Keelan Enseki, PT, MS, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS; Dave Kohlrieser, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS; Craig Mauro, MD; Michaela Kopka, MD, FRCSC; Tom Ellis, MD
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