Regenerative medicine and joint replacement have become an increasingly popular intervention for active individuals limited by symptoms of osteoarthritis, including pain, stiffness, restricted mobility and loss of function. Since 2014, there has been a 110% growth in these procedures. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is predicting a 200% growth between 2019 and 2024. Along with this tremendous growth, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has cut the number of physical therapy visits provided in conjunction with joint replacement and does not cover the cost of most regenerative procedures. This void provides a lucrative and professional opportunity for the medical fitness provider. This presentation is designed to give the medical fitness professional the tools and resources to work with this rapidly growing population.
- Utilize evidence based insight to identify the total joint care market from both clinical and financial perspective while elaborating on the necessity to intervene with the joint care population.
- Employ standards for preoperative preparation of the patient along with perioperative efficiency enhancements and postoperative protocols for best outcomes.
- Utilize the current guidelines for pre- and postoperative treatment of the elective total joint replacement patient and total joint replacement power plan for all patients with elective total joint arthroplasty.
Stephen A. Black, DSc, M.Ed., PT, ATC/L, CSCS, CEO and owner of Rocky Mountain Human Performance Center