Keeping Knee OA Patients Active

Event Date:

Oct 27, 2021 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT(-04:00)

Approved for 2.25 CEUs

“Osteoarthritis in general and knee OA in particular presents patients as well as clinicians with significant challenges. Keeping patients active is a fundamentally important component of managing knee OA. This course will enhance your understanding of the latest advancements in conservative treatment options to manage symptomatic Knee OA and promote mobility. Authorities in the field will provide up-dates and a comprehensive overview of relevant modalities that can impact patient care and play a positive role in keeping patients moving and thereby increasing their overall quality of life.”

Agenda

Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Michael Oberlander, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Specialist

The orthopedic surgeon perspective

October 27, 2021, 06:00 PM – 06:40 PM EDT(-04:00)
Michael Oberlander, MD, FAAOS
This program will provide a review of the most recent literature on Knee Osteoarthritis with a focus on improvement in the quality of life for patients. The talk will provide insight into the pathology, pathophysiology, evaluation and multitude of treatment options for this incredibly common condition. With an aging population, knee OA is already a leading cause of disability and a major economic burden globally. An unbiased overview of the ongoing research will be presented including; novel therapies, cartilage restoration, surgical reconstructive options and orthobiologics. There will be significant time allotted for questions and active audience participation.

Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA

Associate Clinical Director, Champion Sports Medicine Clinic Select Medicine

The physical therapist perspective

October 27, 2021, 06:40 PM – 07:20 PM EDT(-04:00)
Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA
This presentation will provide a thorough overview of conservative treatment modalities clinicians can consider as it relates to providing short-term symptom relief as well as midterm management strategies to keeping knee OA patients active. Included will be an overview of ongoing research as it relates to established as well as novel non-surgical therapies. Trends and research will be discussed in the context of increasing and optimizing quality of life for patients with knee OA.

Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Torsten Krapf, PT

International Trainer

Principles in OA bracing

October 27, 2021, 07:20 PM – 08:00 PM EDT(-04:00)
Torsten Krapf, PT
This program will provide an overview of different types of braces that can provide symptom relief for OA patients. The pros and cons of different technology concepts from a product development standpoint will be discussed. In this aspect, compliance vs. efficacy will be a key focus. In addition, there will be a review of research and studies supporting bracing as a treatment modality to keep patients active and moving.

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