Back in Action with Joint Replacements, Part 1 - PT411

Back in Action with Joint Replacements, Part 1

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Dorothy Roberts, EdD(c), MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE
(4.3 / 7929 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


More than 1 million joint replacements are done in the United States each year; of these, there are about 719,000 knee replacement procedures and 332,000 hip replacement procedures. The number of people having total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has increased significantly in the past 25 years, driven in part by an increase in the aging population and increasing rates of obesity. This two-part continuing education series will provide healthcare providers with information about total hip arthroplasty (THA) and TKA. Part 1 discusses the effects of arthritis on the knee and hip as weight-bearing joints, outlines indications for joint replacement, and reviews joint replacement surgical procedures and patient management by interprofessional healthcare providers.


The purpose of this joint replacement CE module is to provide healthcare providers, specifically nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with information about total hip and total knee replacements, including the effects of arthritis on joints, indications for surgery and surgical management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the effects of arthritis on the hip and knee joints
  • State indications for total hip replacementand total knee replacement
  • Discuss the surgical procedures used for hip and knee jointreplacements

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0345 for 01/17/11 to 01/17/12, 12S0177 for 01/18/12 to 01/18/13, 13S0250 for 01/19/13 to 01/19/14; 14S0414 for 01/20/14 to 01/20/15; 15S0756 for 01/21/15 to 01/21/16; 16S1306 for 01/22/16 to 01/22/17; 17S0128 for 01/23/17 to 01/23/18; 18S0778 for 1/24/18 to 1/24/19).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110016688 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120016687 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019711 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021484 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024045 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27451 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-550350 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-550350 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE001912 for 1/1/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003885 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007010 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010089 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 792-2010 for 01/17/11 to 01/31/12, 118-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 187-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-362 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-203 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).

Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/25/11 to 01/25/15;  03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3645 for 01/01/11 to 01/01/12, 437-4074 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 437-4632 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/17/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/8/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/8/2018


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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