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 39 (OTH39) Topics Include:  Trauma, Bone Science, Fracture Healing, Hip and Knee Replacement, 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

Trauma Care: Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Spine

Identify high-risk pelvic fractures; Appropriately assign patients with pelvic fractures to operative or nonoperative management; Optimally utilize equipment and modalities currently available for treatment of pelvic fractures; Assess the severity of thoracolumbar fractures; Optimize treatment outcomes for patients with thoracolumbar fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Bone Science

Explain the basic science of bone formation and remodeling; Identify hormones and regulatory molecules involved in the formation and resorption of bone; Compare the mechanisms of action of different therapies for osteoporosis; Assess the risks and benefits of current medications for the treatment of osteoporosis; Cite current literature that discusses medications under development for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Orthopedics Potpourri

Define requirements for Maintenance of Certification; Choose an appropriate approach for a failed fracture fixation; Summarize important aspects of distal radius management; Identify types of injuries that can lead to carpal instability; Recognize the importance of implant costs and their impact on profitability.

From the 33rd Annual Shoulder Course

Optimize repair of injuries to the rotator cuff through the application of biomechanical concepts; Explain biologic processes required for proper healing of tendons; Appropriately select biologic factors to optimize repair of tendon injuries; Assess the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma for promoting healing of different musculoskeletal injuries; Consider the use of platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Trauma Care and Payment Issues

Reduce and apply fixation to sacroiliac joint dislocations; Choose the appropriate strategy to prevent perioperative deep venous thrombosis; Operatively manage intertrochanteric fractures; Avoid failures of fixation in patients with pertrochanteric fractures; Maximize reimbursement under value-based purchasing and bundled payment systems.

Fracture Healing and Osteoporosis

Overcome barriers to the treatment of osteoporosis in patients with fractures; Summarize current understanding of the biology of fracture healing; Cite evidence from the literature concerning the effects of medications used to treat osteoporosis on the process of fracture healing; Initiate appropriate treatment of osteoporosis in a patient with a fracture; Implement protocols for the treatment of patients with atypical femur fractures.

Highlights from the 17th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium

Implement a multidisciplinary program to optimize the management of fragility fractures; Repair fractures of the vertebral body; Assess the comorbidities of patients with osteoporotic ankle fractures; Minimize the risk of a lawsuit for malpractice; Actively participate in the defense of a malpractice lawsuit.

Orthopedic Biologic Therapies and Implants

Explain the role of stem cells in sports medicine and treatment of joint injuries; Cite current literature on the use of biologic materials for the treatment of joint pain; Incorporate the use of biologic materials into clinical practice; Apply current diagnostic and treatment modalities to the management of knee pain; Evaluate the effectiveness of emerging biomaterials used to treat orthopedic trauma.

Trauma Care: Injuries of the Lower Extremity

Assess a patient with complex knee trauma for vascular injury; Identify and treat compartment syndrome in patients with knee injuries; Select the most appropriate material for filling voids in tibial plateau fractures; Predict complications in open tibial fractures; Apply appropriate fixation to syndesmotic injuries.

Highlights from the First Annual Hip and Knee Restoration Symposium

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty; Explain the techniques used in the anterior approach to hip replacement; Recognize the advantages and limitations of robot-assisted total joint arthroplasty; Manage postoperative rehabilitation in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty with anterior and posterior approaches; Incorporate outpatient physical therapy into rehabilitation strategies for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Trauma Care: Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Spine

Identify high-risk pelvic fractures; Appropriately assign patients with pelvic fractures to operative or nonoperative management; Optimally utilize equipment and modalities currently available for treatment of pelvic fractures; Assess the severity of thoracolumbar fractures; Optimize treatment outcomes for patients with thoracolumbar fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Orthopedics Potpourri

Define requirements for Maintenance of Certification; Choose an appropriate approach for a failed fracture fixation; Summarize important aspects of distal radius management; Identify types of injuries that can lead to carpal instability; Recognize the importance of implant costs and their impact on profitability.

Trauma Care and Payment Issues

Reduce and apply fixation to sacroiliac joint dislocations; Choose the appropriate strategy to prevent perioperative deep venous thrombosis; Operatively manage intertrochanteric fractures; Avoid failures of fixation in patients with pertrochanteric fractures; Maximize reimbursement under value-based purchasing and bundled payment systems.

Orthopedic Biologic Therapies and Implants

Explain the role of stem cells in sports medicine and treatment of joint injuries; Cite current literature on the use of biologic materials for the treatment of joint pain; Incorporate the use of biologic materials into clinical practice; Apply current diagnostic and treatment modalities to the management of knee pain; Evaluate the effectiveness of emerging biomaterials used to treat orthopedic trauma.

Trauma Care: Injuries of the Lower Extremity

Assess a patient with complex knee trauma for vascular injury; Identify and treat compartment syndrome in patients with knee injuries; Select the most appropriate material for filling voids in tibial plateau fractures; Predict complications in open tibial fractures; Apply appropriate fixation to syndesmotic injuries.

Bone Science

Explain the basic science of bone formation and remodeling; Identify hormones and regulatory molecules involved in the formation and resorption of bone; Compare the mechanisms of action of different therapies for osteoporosis; Assess the risks and benefits of current medications for the treatment of osteoporosis; Cite current literature that discusses medications under development for the treatment of osteoporosis.

From the 33rd Annual Shoulder Course

Optimize repair of injuries to the rotator cuff through the application of biomechanical concepts; Explain biologic processes required for proper healing of tendons; Appropriately select biologic factors to optimize repair of tendon injuries; Assess the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma for promoting healing of different musculoskeletal injuries; Consider the use of platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Fracture Healing and Osteoporosis

Overcome barriers to the treatment of osteoporosis in patients with fractures; Summarize current understanding of the biology of fracture healing; Cite evidence from the literature concerning the effects of medications used to treat osteoporosis on the process of fracture healing; Initiate appropriate treatment of osteoporosis in a patient with a fracture; Implement protocols for the treatment of patients with atypical femur fractures.

Highlights from the 17th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium

Implement a multidisciplinary program to optimize the management of fragility fractures; Repair fractures of the vertebral body; Assess the comorbidities of patients with osteoporotic ankle fractures; Minimize the risk of a lawsuit for malpractice; Actively participate in the defense of a malpractice lawsuit.

Highlights from the First Annual Hip and Knee Restoration Symposium

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty; Explain the techniques used in the anterior approach to hip replacement; Recognize the advantages and limitations of robot-assisted total joint arthroplasty; Manage postoperative rehabilitation in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty with anterior and posterior approaches; Incorporate outpatient physical therapy into rehabilitation strategies for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.

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.