Post-Arthroscopy Knee Rehabilitation Management



Purchase before July 5, 2021 11:59pm to get the discount! The course will be available on July 5, 2021.

Knee arthroscopy surgery is performed by orthopaedic surgeons for a variety of conditions involving the menisci, ligaments, bones and cartilage of the knee. As a health care professional, it is essential to understand the surgery your client/patient has undergone in order to provide the best health care in the prevention or rehabilitation of your client.

This online course is based on the latest scientific evidence regarding the arthroscopic knee surgery and rehabilitation of knee pathologies. It makes a clear link between the theory and the application of the theory in the clinic.

The course, delivered by Key Clinical Skills, is fully online. The dictated PowerPoint presentations are supported by videos and web resource links, and an over 100 page downloadable handout.

This course stands out because it discusses your client’s care trajectory, from surgery to rehabilitation. Specifically, here is what you will learn:

  • A comprehensive overview of the surgical options
  • Pre-operative care
  • Critical Analysis of a post-op protocol
  • Post-operative knee care
  • Red Flag and Yellow flag screening
  • Initial post-op management with Manual and exercise therapy interventions
  • Progression and discharge planning
  • Supporting videos, web links, and take-home resources
  • Downloadable handout to keep as a reference tool

Course plan:

Module 1 (optional): Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Definition and history of arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Indications for arthroscopic surgery
  • State of the science and considerations for the use of arthroscopic surgery to treat knee osteoarthritis and meniscal tears.
  • Key recommendations from the MOHLTC (Ontario Ministry of Healh and Long Term Care)

Module 2: Surgical Options for the OA Knee

  • Description/features of arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries
  • Theory of knee anatomy and physiology

Module 3: Introduction to Post-Op Rehabilitation Protocols

  • Phases of Rehabilitation
  • Objectives and role of a postoperative rehabilitation protocol
  • History of Post-Operative Rehabilitation Protocols
  • Characteristics of good protocols
  • Overview of the anatomy and physiology of the menisci and cartilage of the knee
  • Introduction to postoperative protocols

Module 4: Rehabilitation – Part 1

  • “Pre-Hab”
  • Post-Operative Systemic Approach
  • Red and yellow flag screening
  • Initial outcome measures
  • Use and critique of protocols: Phase 1
  • Physiological impacts of immobilization on soft tissue
  • Early postoperative arthroscopic mobilization
  • Postoperative quadriceps activation
  • Overview of post meniscal repair rehabilitation
  • Gait Training

Module 5: Rehabilitation – Part 2

  • Assessment of Progress
  • Pain and swelling control
  • Knee Loading
  • Use and critique of protocols: Phase 2
  • Importance of motor control
  • Regional hip/knee/ankle interdependence
  • Assessment of progression

Module 6 : Rehabilitation – Part 3

  • Exercise and Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Use and critique of exercises in protocols: Phase 3
  • Physiology and exercise prescription
  • Sport specific training resources
  • Neuromuscular and proprioceptive rehabilitation
  • Strengthening and muscle pattern
  • Use of the Hop Test for return to sport
  • What to measure before returning to activity

Module 7: Resources

  • Exercises
  • How to choose the intensity?
  • Nutrition

This course provides 3.5 credits, but an additional 0.75 credit can be earned by viewing Module 1.

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

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

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


  1. Know the efficacious treatments for the OA knee
  2. Be able to justify the risk/benefits of surgery
  3. Be able to critical analyze post-operative protocols
  4. Effectively care for a patient from immediately post-op including ref flag and yellow flag identification
  5. Care for a post-op patient throughout the rehabilitation process and through discharge
  6. Effectively use goals and outcome measures to progression and goal attainment

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