Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment

About the Course
Knee OA is prevalent in today's society with the active aging population. Physical therapists play an important role in restoring function for these patients with nonsurgical and postoperative interventions.

Learning objectives
  • Describe the anatomy and function of the knee joint and how osteoarthritis impacts the mechanics of the joint.
  • List common pathologies and etiology for osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • Describe the diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • Discuss evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical interventions for osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • Describe how weight management impacts osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan following a total knee arthroscopy.