presented by John O'Halloran
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John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT
Dr. John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), cert MDT, is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University and has studied orthopaedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia…Read full bio
1. Introduction to the Knee
Nearly 500,000 people in the US annually need a knee arthroplasty. Through a demonstration with a postoperative total knee arthroplasty patient, Dr. O’Halloran shares common manual therapies for knee rehabilitation.
2. Surgical Procedures
In this chapter, Dr. O’Halloran provides an overview of the history of knee arthroplasty and examines different surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive versus traditional arthroplasty and mobile-bearing versus fixed-bearing. Other techniques, including unicompartmental surgery and computer-assisted surgery, are reviewed.
3. Functional Balance and Range of Motion
Restoring functional balance and range of motion following knee arthroplasty is critical for successful patient rehabilitation. Using multiple patient videos, Dr. O’Halloran outlines the phases of postoperative rehabilitation, how to implement range of motion rehab techniques, and when to utilize continuous passive movement and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
4. Rehabilitation Recommendations
Dr. O’Halloran describes the return to function process after knee arthroplasty, including appropriate activities and when to partake in them.