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)

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Course Topics

Ankle Surgery/Denosumab

Implement targeted strategies for assessment of syndesmotic injuries of the ankle; Provide patients with effective surgical options for treatment of syndesmotic injuries of the ankle; Recognize the implications of Charcot joint for overall health; Assess findings of clinical trials associated with the approval of denosumab for treatment of osteoporosis; Optimize follow-up therapy for a patient with osteoporosis who is discontinuing denosumab.

Conditions of the Spine /Carpal Injuries

Use the history and examination to distinguish among conditions of the shoulder, cervical nerve roots, and spinal cord; Identify patients who need urgent imaging of the cervical spine; Recognize typical findings in a patient with a cancer affecting a vertebral body; Predict the level of radiculopathy on the basis of dermatomal and myotomal findings in a patient with a disorder of the lumbosacral spine; Evaluate a patient with carpal pain.

Ankle Injuries /Calcaneal Fractures /Femur Fractures

Explain the risks for poor functional outcomes of ankle ligamentous and tendinous injuries; Select optimal treatment plan for various ankle problems, including ankle sprain, peroneal tendon dislocation, Achilles tendon rupture and tendinopathy, and ankle arthritis; Develop strategies to secure better long-term outcomes of treatment of osteochondral lesion of the ankle; Implement an approach to operative reduction of calcaneus fractures; Select the optimal treatment option for femoral fracture in children.

Shoulder Injuries in Adults/Adverse Outcomes of Orthopedic Surgery

Distinguish between shoulder- and neck-related pathology in a patient with shoulder pain; Assess a patient with suspected rotator cuff pathology; Choose patients for whom magnetic resonance arthrography is appropriate; Recognize elevated risk for fragility fracture; Anticipate physiological responses that follow orthopedic injuries and surgeries.

Lower Extremity Fractures /Orthopedic Trauma

Identify risk factors for various types of lower extremity fractures; Use appropriate fixation techniques to avoid disrupting blood supply to the femur; Differentiate among the treatment methods for articular fractures and fractures of the bone shaft; Manage various types of orthopedic trauma; Recognize the differences between trauma from ballistic injuries and other types of orthopedic trauma.

Athlete?s Shoulder/Athlete?s Hip

Distinguish between overuse, traumatic, and posttraumatic shoulder injuries; Diagnose rotator cuff injuries and recommend appropriate management strategies; Classify hip injuries based on the anatomic location of pain; Identify types of hip injuries based on physical examination and anatomic presentation of pain; Recommend appropriate treatments for hip injuries.


Arthritis of the Knee and Hip

Assess patients who present with knee pain; Use nonsurgical techniques to manage knee pain; Counsel patients about surgical options for managing arthritis of the knee; Distinguish among common causes of hip pain; Provide preoperative management to patients undergoing hip replacement.

Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Hand and Wrist Injuries

Employ appropriate anesthesia techniques in the treatment of patients with acute hand and wrist injuries; Optimize treatment of patients who present to the emergency department with acute hand and wrist injuries; Diagnose subacute and chronic hand and wrist injuries; Identify organisms associated with injuries to the hand; Recognize activities of daily living and the work environment that are associated with subacute and chronic hand and wrist injuries.

Highlights from the 2020 Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium: Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Conditions and Sports Injuries

Determine the level of skeletal maturity in patients who have anterior cruciate ligament injury; Select appropriate treatment for children who present with injury to the anterior cruciate ligament based on level of skeletal maturity; Use appropriate surgical techniques in children with anterior cruciate ligament injuries to minimize injury to the physis; Identify the cause of limping in pediatric patients; Optimize the diagnosis and treatment of common orthopedic overuse injuries in children.


Congenital Scoliosis /Neuromuscular Scoliosis/ Nailing vs Plating for Fractures of the Femur

List causes of congenital scoliosis; Choose an appropriate treatment for patients who present with congenital scoliosis; Optimize management of neuromuscular scoliosis; Recommend an appropriate treatment for patients who present with neuromuscular scoliosis.; Identify appropriate management strategies for subtrochanteric proximal femur fractures.


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.


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