Managing Major Joint Arthroplasty



Please note! If you have purchased the “Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip” course, be aware that some modules are similar. To obtain a price reduction, write to us at info@biaformations.com. We will be happy to guide you through your purchase! 

Hip and knee arthroplasty is a surgical option considered at the end of the rehabilitation process for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. The functional outcome of arthroplasty is directly related to the receipt of optimal rehabilitation services. This course provides an in-depth look at the risk factors for pre- and post-surgical complications and a comprehensive list of assessments and interventions. Healthcare professionals will be able to properly optimize rehabilitation to provide the best possible post-surgical outcome for their patients.

This course, offered by Key Clinical Skills, provides:

  • Details on objective tools for measuring pre-surgical outcomes
  • An overview of surgical procedures through video links
  • An overview of post-surgical medical care and complications
  • An overview of post-surgical rehabilitation care and precautions
  • Functional rehabilitation in the community
  • Resources including videos, external links and patient handouts

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Osteoarthritis – Part 1
Similar to the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Recommended Interventions

Module 2: Understanding Osteoarthritis – Part 2
Similar to the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  • Cartilage
  • Myths
  • New Insights into Pathogenesis
  • Key Messages
  • Role of Rehabilitation

Module 3: Pre-Surgical Preparation
More details on assessment tools for the knee and its mobility compared to the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  • Predictive tools
  • Risk of chronicity
  • Functional and outcome measures
  • Gait Patterns
  • Balance
  • Hip, knee and ankle mobility
  • Pre-surgical education and exercises

Module 4: Surgical Procedures
More details on the different types of approaches and a section on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared to the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  • Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
    • Overview of THA
    • Surgical approaches (key advantages and limitations)
    • Demonstrations
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
    • Presentation of TKA
    • Surgical approaches (key advantages and limitations)
    • Demonstrations

Module 5: Post-Surgery: Medical Care
Other risks of complications are discussed in much greater detail than in the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  • Risks and complications of surgery
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Vascular and pulmonary complications
  • Infections

Module 6: Post-Surgery: Rehabilitation Care

  • Surgical Outcomes
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Care
  • Pain Management
  • Hip and THA dislocation
  • Motor Control
  • Walking Aids
  • Risk Factors
  • Range of Motion

Module 7: Community Rehabilitation
Similar to the online course Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Post-Arthroscopy Knee Rehabilitation Management, but focused on THA and TKA.

  • Symptom control
  • Activity limitation
  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Balance
  • Exercise Programs

Module 8: Resources

* Within 24 business hours of your purchase (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday), you will receive all the necessary information by email to view the course.

Interested in this online course? Click here to view excerpts.

Interested in the Musculoskeletal theme? Click here to discover the online course in musculoskeletal.


  1. Appreciate the pathophysiology of major joint arthritis
  2. Evaluate lower limb pre and post-surgical function
  3. Gain insight into the role of the surgical management
  4. Recognize potential post-surgical complications
  5. Detail the post-surgical rehabilitation management
  6. Build knowledge for a safe and effective clinical practice

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