Return to Play for Overhead Athletes Following Superior Labral Repair
1.00 1.00 EBP BOC CEU's to ATs nationally who complete this BOC Home Study Course.
COST: $ 49.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2020-12-31
It is not uncommon for overhead athletes to experience shoulder pain during their athletic careers. Shoulder pain may exist as a result of poor physical readiness, overuse of the extremity in an inefficient or ineffective manner, or from internal derangement i.e. labral injury, rotator cuff injury, etc. In the event surgical repair is offered as a potential treatment option, patients will often pre-operatively weigh the risks and benefits of electing to undergo an orthopedic procedure to repair the damaged tissue. A common concern for the patient is being able to return to maximum level of competition following shoulder surgery whereas clinicians struggle with the ability to provide a consistent prognosis of successful return to play following surgical measures. A recent systematic review examined post-operative subjective outcomes following the repair of type II superior labral lesions. The broad review identified multiple differences among the reviewed studies including variations in patient population composition (athletes, workers, general population, etc), diagnosis, surgical technique, and size of the patient populations. Of the studies with populations comprised of overhead athletes (5 of 11), return to play rates varied greatly. The variation in study details and rates of return have not supplied clinicians with enough evidence to provide overhead athletes with adequate information regarding successful return to play when deciding to undergo shoulder surgery. Furthermore, history of injury appears to negatively affect the overhead athlete’s ability to perform physical tasks even after receiving medical clearance to participate in sport
Recognize the factors across published literature that prevent clinicians from providing concrete return to play prognoses
Recall the odds of return to play for overhead and non-overhead athletes following superior labral repair with and without concurrent soft tissue debridement
Recognize injury history as a factor affecting patient-reported outcome scores in overhead athletes and the extent to which scores are affected
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 3 lessons and a final exam.
Lesson 1: Literature Results
Lesson 2: PROs and PPMs
Lesson 3: Clinical Tips for RTP
The lessons consist of video with one comprehensive final examination. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
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B. Once course started, 60 days to complete course
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About the Instructor
Aaron Sciascia, PhD, ATC, PES
Aaron is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) for the CAATE-accredited athletic training education program.
Aaron is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) for the CAATE-accredited athletic training education program. Prior to arriving at EKU, Aaron spent 13 years as the coordinator of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky. He serves as adjunct faculty for Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and as an Orthopedic Research Specialist for Lexington Clinic’s department of Orthopedics-Sports Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Kentucky. Aaron holds a graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Science and has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, both from the University of Kentucky. He has been previously honored as Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year and with the Award of Merit from the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the Founders' Award from the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET). Aaron has previously served ASSET as Communication Chair, Member-at-Large, and Secretary/Treasurer and is currently serving as President. He was recently elected as an Affiliate Member of the American Shoulder and Surgeons. Aaron has produced multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to function, evaluation, and treatment of the shoulder and speaks at various venues annually. He recently co-edited a textbook titled, Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury and is serving as an associate editor for the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.