presented by Terry Malone
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA
Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports Specialization Council of the APTA…Read full bio
1. Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics of the Knee
Identify key anatomy of the medial and lateral menisci, describe the functions of the menisci, load transmission and its effect on biomechanics of the menisci.
2. Basic Evaluation Concepts
Perform the appropriate evaluative tests to assess patients for meniscus tear. Discuss the effectiveness of various tests for meniscal tears.
3. Surgical Approaches
Identify the different patterns of meniscal tears, including vertical longitudinal, oblique, horizontal cleavage, radial, and degenerative. Explain the basics of partial meniscectomy and meniscal repair surgeries as they relate to rehabilitation. Compare and contrast the benefits and reasoning behind menisectomy and meniscal repair surgeries.
4. Rehabilitation of Partial Menisectomy
Describe the early post-operative period after partial meniscectomy. Identify which physical activities should be avoided in the rehabilitation phases following partial meniscectomy. Compare open versus closed chain exercises and their significance in the rehabilitation period.
5. Meniscal Repair Surgery and Rehabilitation
Describe meniscal repair surgical techniques. Outline general rules for rehabilitation following meniscal repair surgery. Design a rehabilitation program for weeks 0 through 24 following meniscal repair surgery. Describe the use of allografts in meniscus repair.
6. Conclusion and Case Presentations
Describe rehabilitation concepts and discuss case studies regarding meniscus injury and repair.