Hip & Knee Total Joint Replacement Surgery - New Options for Pain Management
Pain management that seemed impossible just a few years ago is now the new reality for today’s total joint candidate. New advances allow for same-day surgical discharge and the reduced need for narcotic pain killers. In this session, we will examine the new strategies and techniques for total hip and knee patients’ post-op pain management. You’ll also gain a crucial understanding of the drug interactions associated with commonly prescribed post-op medications…and how you can use that to improve patient recovery. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones for an online activity.
Terry L. Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with specialization in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Throughout his 37-year career, he has specialized in Orthopedics, specifically: Musculoskeletal out-patient rehab as an independent private practitioner, Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Sports Medicine. A professor in the Health Science department for Nova Southeastern University, Terry provides instruction in Anatomy, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Neuro anatomy; Terry has extensive knowledge in relating the complexities of the Orthopedic joint replacement patient. Terry's current clinical role as home care therapist working exclusively with orthopedic surgical patients in Tampa, FL provides a platform for staying abreast of the latest techniques and protocols utilized in joint care rehab. As a sought-after presenter, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with interdisciplinary audiences around the country. Terry has spoken professionally on shoulder, knee, and hip injuries with advances in orthopedic management.