REHB027 Overview of Joint Replacement
This course provides an overview of hip and knee replacement including the risks and complications of such surgery.
Damaged hip joints and knee joints are by far the most common joints that are replaced by surgery, although shoulder, finger, ankle and elbow joints can also be replaced. This course provides an overview of hip and knee replacement including the risks and complications of such surgery.
- Discuss the causes of joint damage;
- Identify which joints are commonly replaced and why;
- Explain the basics of hip and knee replacement surgery;
- Describe the risks and potential complications of and alternatives to joint replacement surgery.
To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey.
Continuing education: 1.0 Scientific (S) Category I PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.