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 48 (OTH48) Topics Include:  , and more.

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Course Topics

Highlights from UCSF Arthroplasty for the Modern Surgeon: Hip, Knee and Health Innovation Technology in Sonoma

Select patients who may be candidates for bicruciate-retaining knee replacement; Summarize the advantages of kinematic vs mechanical alignment for knee replacements; List the expected benefits of cemented vs cementless knee replacements; Cite the goals and challenges of condition-based payment bundles; Compare the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging vs radiography for detection of loosening after total hip arthroplasty.

Beyond Glucocorticoids: The Expanding List of Medications Associated with Osteoporosis

Choose appropriate measures to treat osteoporosis caused by drugs that reduce levels of sex hormones; Compensate for the limitations of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) when assessing fracture risk in patients with diabetes; Prescribe appropriate doses of the oral GnRH antagonist elagolix for pain from endometriosis, considering its dose-dependent association with osteoporosis; Summarize the relative risk for osteoporosis presented by various classes of antidiabetic medications; Evaluate independent and drug-related causes of fracture in patients with epilepsy.

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Apply the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research framework for recommending a drug holiday for patients with osteoporosis; Evaluate possible failure of drug treatment according to guidelines from the International Osteoporosis Foundation; Adhere to the approved dose and duration of treatment when prescribing parathyroid hormone (PTH) or PTH analogues for osteoporosis; Choose a suitable antiresorptive agent for concomitant use with a PTH analogue; Optimize sequencing of medications for osteoporosis to achieve maximum improvement in bone mineral density.


Gait Analysis /Leg-length Discrepancy/Therapeutic Exercise

Apply gait analysis to diagnosis of gait disorders in pediatric patients; Identify the causes and long-term effects of leg-length discrepancy; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of moderate and large leg-length discrepancy; Recommend appropriate therapeutic exercises to reestablish normal range of motion in patients with sports injuries; Optimize hip movement to improve overall stability, strength, and agility of the lower extremities.

Highlights from UCSF Arthroplasty for the Modern Surgeon: Hip, Knee and Health Innovation Technology

List risks and benefits associated with the dual-mobility cup for hip joint replacement; Use the coefficient of variation of glucose to assess a patient after joint replacement; Plan a hip joint replacement using the anterior approach on a standard operating table; Recognize implications of recent developments in artificial intelligence technologies for orthopedic care; Use preferred perioperative medications and best practices when managing pain in patients undergoing orthopedic procedures.

Highlights from the 2020 Kaiser Permanente Dale Daniel, MD Orthopaedic Symposium

Perform anatomically based reconstruction in patients with multiligament injuries of the knee; Optimize postoperative rehabilitation after reconstruction for multiligament injury of the knee; Choose an optimal site for harvest of grafts when treating a multiligament injury of the knee; Elaborate on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of Dupuytren contracture; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of treatments for Dupuytren contracture.


Rare Bone Diseases /Nailing Humerus Fractures

Explain the pathophysiology of some rare bone diseases; List emerging therapies for rare bone diseases; Diagnose rare bone diseases based on clinical manifestations and genetic testing; Optimize management of rare bone diseases; Select appropriate candidates for humeral nailing.

Femoral Neck Fracture/Distal Humerus Fractures/Femoral Nonunion and Malunion

Characterize the findings of a recent study that tested cement augmentation to stabilize the femoral head; Identify factors associated with favorable and unfavorable outcomes in patients with displaced fractures of the femoral neck; Apply fixation for a fracture of the distal humerus; Select appropriate candidates for nonoperative treatment of a distal fracture of the humerus; Manage a complex deformity of the femur using a clamshell osteotomy.


Acromioclavicular Joint Trauma / Innovations in Treatment of Knee Trauma

Counsel a patient who is considering repair of a separation of the acromioclavicular joint; Summarize the findings of a study by Robinson et al (2004) that followed 101 patients with clavicular fracture; List some benefits and risks of lateral extra-articular tenodesis of the knee; Report the outcomes of a randomized trial by Getgood et al that studied the lateral extra-articular tenodesis procedure; Treat a patient with a defect of the intra-articular cartilage of the knee.


Highlights from the 2020 Kaiser Permanente Dale Daniel, MD, Orthopaedic Symposium

Identify patients with patellar instability who may benefit from trochleoplasty; Perform groove-deepening trochleoplasty using a thinflap technique; Take a surgical approach to patients with flail chest; Explain the role of wellness coaching in creating personal or professional change; Apply strategies to improve one's own wellness and performance.


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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