Following the Orthopaedic Summit: Evolving Techniques, participants should be able to:
- Summarize current controversial issues in shoulder rehabilitation and surgery.
- Evaluate and create a patient’s treatment plan that describes non-operative, operative, and postoperative rehabilitation regimes.
- Describe the surgical steps required to treat rotator cuff, labral pathology, and degenerative conditions of the shoulder to help guide rehabilitation principles.
- Evaluate evidence-based studies on the nonoperative and postoperative management of shoulder injuries and apply the results to clinical scenarios.
- Evaluate nonoperative and surgical treatment options for meniscal and complex combined ligamentous injuries.
- Identify controversial issues in the management of ACL tears and the role of surgery versus nonoperative treatment.
- Evaluate clinical scenarios to provide appropriate treatment regimens for patients with chondral injuries.
- Compare non-operative and rehabilitative methods when treating orthopaedic sports medicine patients.
- Evaluate normal and abnormal pathology on plain radiographs, x-ray, MRI
- Identify appropriate pathology when evaluating MRI and arthroscopic images of the hip.
- Describe the role of nonoperative versus arthroscopic treatment for labral pathology.
- Describe evidence-based treatment guidelines to minimize complications postoperatively after arthroscopic interventions of the hip.
Elbow, Wrist, Hand:
- Describe the principles of elbow and wrist arthroscopy to develop rehab guidelines across multiple pathologies.
- Evaluate and develop an appropriate comprehensive plan of care for patients presenting with elbow collateral ligament injuries.
- Analyze the basic science of lateral epicondylitis to appropriately determine the best management options for patients.
- Evaluate the evidence surrounding the principles of fracture management in the elbow, wrist and hand to optimize outcomes.
- Explain controversial issues in the nonoperative management of cervical spine and lumbar spine injuries.
- Evaluate the evidence to identify best practice for the management of spinal deformities.
- Describe indications for surgical versus nonoperative management of cervical and lumbar spine injuries.
- Summarize potential complications of spinal surgery and identify principles to manage these complications in the rehabilitation setting.
- Describe the principles of orthopaedic trauma injuries to recognize when to refer for surgical intervention.
- Review the principles of assessment and stabilization of traumatic upper and lower extremity fractures.
- Recognize the pathophysiology of high energy trauma injuries and prioritize clinical scenarios that require emergent intervention.
- Evaluate current concepts and outcomes in the surgical management of upper and lower extremity fracture stabilization.
- Summarize complications in the treatment of high energy upper and lower extremity trauma injuries and identify an algorithm for management.
- Evaluate and develop an appropriate comprehensive plan of care for patients presenting with ankle injuries.
- Translate the basic science of osteochondral lesions of the talar dome, ankle instability, and tendinopathies of the foot and ankle to appropriately determine the best management options for patients.
- Evaluate the evidence related to the principles of fracture management in the foot and ankle and the utility of ankle arthroscopy in the treatment of ankle fractures.
- Review the principles of eccentric training and apply to the management of patients with Achilles tendinopathy.
- Evaluate the procedure for posterior ankle arthroscopy in the treatment of intra articular and extra articular pathology of the hindfoot including os trigonum and posterior ankle impingement, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis, and Haglund’s excision.
- Explain the proper procedures for ethical orthopaedic coding.
- Practice appropriate provider obligations when signing as an in-network provider to an insurance company.
- Summarize the role of the RUC, and other eponyms, important to coding and reimbursement.
Explain bundling and how to avoid it when coding orthopaedic procedures.