Orthopedics

Orthopedics Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 37 (OTH37) Topics Include:  Management of the Spine, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Charcot Foot, Trauma, Management of Osteoporosis, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Bisphosphonates/Propionibacterium acnes

Recognize the effects of decreased screening for and treatment of osteoporosis; Discuss the rationales for and against bisphosphonate drug holiday; Summarize the findings of the Fracture Intervention Trial Long-term Extension (FLEX) study and identify its limitations; Review the literature regarding atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures and bisphosphonate use; Identify and treat patients with P acnes infection.

Pediatric Bone Disease

Recognize the increased risk for fracture in children and adults related to childhood chronic disease; Anticipate effect of treatment for childhood chronic disease on bone health; Compare and contrast dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography; Order appropriate DXA testing for high-risk children; Interpret DXA results for children with short stature and growth delay.

Diagnostic Imaging: Upper Extremity and Spine

Identify indications for electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing; Perform a thorough clinical examination of the injured shoulder; Order imaging to evaluate shoulder pathology; Recognize scaphoid fractures and scapholunate dissociation; Treat common hand and finger injuries.

Updates in Trauma

List the requirements for recertification in orthopedics; Choose appropriate initial treatment for partial and complete amputations; Identify advantages and disadvantages of clinical practice guidelines; Recognize and prevent syndesmotic malreduction; Develop a pain management strategy to minimize postoperative opiate use.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Updates in Rehabilitation

Determine whether bracing or splinting is necessary for an injured athlete; Treat common wrist and finger injuries; Write an effective physical therapy prescription; Recognize the importance of early referral to physical therapy for the injured athlete; Educate injured athletes about appropriate body mechanics.

Radiating Back Pain

Recognize the clinical presentations for lumbosacral radiculopathy; Appropriately select patients for electrodiagnostic testing; Obtain a history from and perform a physical examination of a patient with radiating LBP; Select and interpret advanced imaging for evaluation of LBP; Prescribe nonoperative treatment for LBP.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Issues in Shoulder Surgery

Discuss the use of acellular human dermal allograft and review the evidence for platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and scaffolds in the treatment of massive and irreparable RCT; Recognize the value of reverse total shoulder replacement compared with total shoulder replacement and rotator cuff repair; Consider the role of partial repair for massive and irreparable RCT; Identify key steps in the arthroscopic fixation of labral pathology; Measure glenoid and Hill-Sachs lesions and determine the best surgery for recurrent instability.

Articular Cartilage Repair

Review the structure and function of articular cartilage; Summarize the literature about microfracture and identify indications for the procedure; Select appropriate patients for meniscal allograft transplantation; Discuss studies of outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation; Outline a rehabilitation plan to follow surgical intervention for articular cartilage injury.

Trauma Care: Lower Extremity

Evaluate traumatic injuries of the lower leg; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical options for lower-leg injuries; Manage concomitant injuries of the ankle syndesmosis and posterior malleolus; Define a treatment plan, including timing of various interventions, for open tibia fractures; List potential complications and limitations of tibial plateau repair.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

From the University of Florida Running Medicine Conference 2016

Evaluate a patient with trochanteric pain; Explain the mechanism of injury of athletic pubalgia; Choose the appropriate treatment for lumbar radiculitis or radiculopathy; Distinguish between spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis; Determine the need for surgery in patients with scoliosis.

Pediatric Bone Disease

Recognize the increased risk for fracture in children and adults related to childhood chronic disease; Anticipate effect of treatment for childhood chronic disease on bone health; Compare and contrast dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography; Order appropriate DXA testing for high-risk children; Interpret DXA results for children with short stature and growth delay.

Updates in Trauma

List the requirements for recertification in orthopedics; Choose appropriate initial treatment for partial and complete amputations; Identify advantages and disadvantages of clinical practice guidelines; Recognize and prevent syndesmotic malreduction; Develop a pain management strategy to minimize postoperative opiate use.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Updates in Rehabilitation

Determine whether bracing or splinting is necessary for an injured athlete; Treat common wrist and finger injuries; Write an effective physical therapy prescription; Recognize the importance of early referral to physical therapy for the injured athlete; Educate injured athletes about appropriate body mechanics.

Issues in Shoulder Surgery

Discuss the use of acellular human dermal allograft and review the evidence for platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and scaffolds in the treatment of massive and irreparable RCT; Recognize the value of reverse total shoulder replacement compared with total shoulder replacement and rotator cuff repair; Consider the role of partial repair for massive and irreparable RCT; Identify key steps in the arthroscopic fixation of labral pathology; Measure glenoid and Hill-Sachs lesions and determine the best surgery for recurrent instability.

From the University of Florida Running Medicine Conference 2016

Evaluate a patient with trochanteric pain; Explain the mechanism of injury of athletic pubalgia; Choose the appropriate treatment for lumbar radiculitis or radiculopathy; Distinguish between spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis; Determine the need for surgery in patients with scoliosis.

Bisphosphonates/Propionibacterium acnes

Recognize the effects of decreased screening for and treatment of osteoporosis; Discuss the rationales for and against bisphosphonate drug holiday; Summarize the findings of the Fracture Intervention Trial Long-term Extension (FLEX) study and identify its limitations; Review the literature regarding atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures and bisphosphonate use; Identify and treat patients with P acnes infection.

Diagnostic Imaging: Upper Extremity and Spine

Identify indications for electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing; Perform a thorough clinical examination of the injured shoulder; Order imaging to evaluate shoulder pathology; Recognize scaphoid fractures and scapholunate dissociation; Treat common hand and finger injuries.

Radiating Back Pain

Recognize the clinical presentations for lumbosacral radiculopathy; Appropriately select patients for electrodiagnostic testing; Obtain a history from and perform a physical examination of a patient with radiating LBP; Select and interpret advanced imaging for evaluation of LBP; Prescribe nonoperative treatment for LBP.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Articular Cartilage Repair

Review the structure and function of articular cartilage; Summarize the literature about microfracture and identify indications for the procedure; Select appropriate patients for meniscal allograft transplantation; Discuss studies of outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation; Outline a rehabilitation plan to follow surgical intervention for articular cartilage injury.

Trauma Care: Lower Extremity

Evaluate traumatic injuries of the lower leg; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical options for lower-leg injuries; Manage concomitant injuries of the ankle syndesmosis and posterior malleolus; Define a treatment plan, including timing of various interventions, for open tibia fractures; List potential complications and limitations of tibial plateau repair.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Muscle and Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Sports MedicineObesity and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Orthopedics CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Orthopedics plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.