presented by Christopher Bise
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Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS
Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a physical therapist for 20 years and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2011. He completed his undergraduate and graduate physical therapy training at Boston University in 1994 (BS) and 1996 (MSPT) respectively. He completed his Doctor…Read full bio
1. Clinical Evaluation and Conservative Treatment of Shoulder Osteoarthritis
The literature is rife with evidence for the treatment of knee and hip OA. The evidence for conservative intervention at the shoulder has little evidence of its efficacy, value or comparative effectiveness to shoulder arthroplasty. This chapter will discuss the state of the evidence surrounding conservative interventions for the shoulder and typical treatments based on the best available evidence.
2. Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Elbow Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of the elbow, though not as common as the shoulder or hand, has the potential to be a debilitating condition of the upper extremity. This chapter will present the evidence for conservative treatment, a brief overview of current surgical options and proposed post-operative management.
3. Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of Hand Osteoarthritis
Though some prevalence estimates put the occurrence of hand OA between 40-45% of the general population over the age of 65, there is little in the way of evidence to support the use of conservative care in the management of hand OA. This chapter will present existing evidence and the proposed treatment model.