2018 Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium

Presented by:

The Multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Team

London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital

Join us for this unique event!

This symposium is designed for physiotherapists, family physicians, nurses, surgeons, massage therapists, occupational therapists and all health care practitioners working with the hip and knee arthroplasty population.

The goal of the symposium is to examine the continuum of care for these patients from diagnosis to treatment by highlighting the team approach, exploring new initiatives and reviewing evidence-based practice.

Topics will include:

  • Primary care and conservative management options
  • Surgical selection process
  • Advancements in surgical technique
  • Pre and post-operative pain management
  • Effect of BMI on outcome following arthroplasty
  • Outpatient physiotherapy rehabilitation pathways
  • Same day discharge processes for arthroplasty patients
  • Management of leg length discrepancies

All proceeds from the symposium will go directly to Operation Walk Canada in support of their volunteer initiative to provide total hip arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty in Guatemala and Ecuador.

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7:30 am Registration and Refreshments
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions and Operation Walk Overview
S. MacDonald

SESSION 1 Moderator: S. MacDonald

8:15 am Primary Care Management of Patients with Hip or Knee Arthritis
A. Hemphill

8:35 am Conservative Management of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis
K. Willits

8:55 am Treatment of Osteoarthritis from a Rheumatology Perspective
T. Appleton

9:15 am New Technology in Total Joint Arthroplasty
S. MacDonald

9:35 am Panel Discussion
9:55 am Nutrition Break

SESSION 2 Moderator: C. Jaeger
10:15 am Patient Selection for Total Knee Arthroplasty
J. Howard

10:35 am Efficacy of Arthroplasty in Patients with Increased BMI
T. Vasarhelyi

10:55 am Outpatient Physiotherapy Pathways for THA at University Hospital
T. Larson and C. Jaeger

11:15 am Performance Based Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation Following Arthroplasty
J. Van Bussel

11:35 am Post-Operative Wound Care … What to Watch Out For
M. Witteveen

11:55 am Panel Discussion
12:15 pm Lunch

SESSION 3 Moderator: T. Vasarhelyi

1:15 pm Health Quality for TKA and THA in 2018
Speaker TBC

1:35 pm Same-Day Discharge of TJA Patients – the UH Experience
T. Vasarhelyi

1:55 pm The Role of the Physiotherapist in the Same- Day Discharge of TJA Patients
M.H. Adams and G. Silvestri

2:15 pm Blood Conservation in TJA
M. Arango

2:35 pm Orthotic Correction of Leg Length Discrepancy with Pre and Post TJA
J. Walker

2:55 pm Pre and Post-Operative Pain Management … Are We in Crisis?
M. Arango

3:15 pm Community Resources for Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis
C. Richards and M. Vaz

3:35 pm Panel Discussion
4:00 pm Closing Remarks

Date: Friday May 25, 2018 (8-4pm)
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: Auditorium A, 3rd Floor
University Hospital

Early Bird $125
(before March 25, 2018)

General Admission $150
(after March 25, 2018)

LHSC Staff $70

  • Nutrition breaks and lunch included
  • Parking for the day $12 (not included)