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Hip Osteoarthritis: A Review of the 2017 AAOS Guideline

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Orthopedic Surgeons, Family and General Medicine Physicians, Internists, Residents, PAs, APNs


Description: In 2017, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) published its first-ever clinical guideline on the management of hip osteoarthritis. The guideline recommends measures to reduce pain and increase mobility before surgery, including physical therapy, weight reduction, corticosteroid injections and nonnarcotic pain medications. The AAOS’ review of the evidence found no basis for recommending hyaluronic acid injections, glucosamine sulfate or opioid medications.  There is also a section on patient risk factors for surgery that places these treatments in context with the benefits of surgery. This descriptive CME monograph may serve as an introduction or overview to the guideline and to explain its methodology. It is intended to encourage orthopedists to become acquainted with the entire guideline, to better to explain treatment recommendations to patients and to maintain an evidence-based practice.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the quality of the evidence in favor of recommended pre-surgery treatments and   against non-recommended treatments for hip osteoarthritis.
  2. Explain how the new patient risk factors can be integrated into treatment decision-making in the pre-surgical management of hip osteoarthritis.
  3. Develop a dialogue to use with a patient requesting a non-recommended treatment that includes the relative benefits of the recommended pre-surgical treatments and rationale against the requested one.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 6 out of 8 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes

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Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit.

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


State Requirements: This course may meet specific CME requirements for the following states. It is the user's responsibility to confirm whether content meets the user's state's specific requirements:
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO/Medical Interactive requires planners, authors, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The authors, expert reviewer, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Authors: Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM - Read Bio

Medical Expert Reviewer: John G. Burvant, MD, FAAOS - Read Bio

Editors: Karen K. Davis, MA, CPHRM - Read Bio

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Risk Management Committee Members - Read

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Disclaimer: This educational material is not intended to substitute for individualized clinical judgment.  It does not dictate an exclusive method of care, and it is not applicable to all circumstances and all patients. 

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018

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Original Release Date: May 21, 2018
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Expiration Date: May 21, 2021

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