ACL Reconstruction, Grafts, and Movement Efficiency

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Lesson: ACL Injuries 

  • ACL Reconstruction in 2021: Where Are We Now?, Christopher Dodson, MD
  • ACL Graft Failure- Why they Occur and Treatment Options, Matthew Pepe, MD
  • Improvement Movement Efficiency for Increased Performance, Ted Rath
  • Moderated Q&A by Paul Marchetto, MD

Faculty Members:

Christopher Dodson, MD

Dr. Dodson is a board certified Sports Medicine surgeon and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers and is Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Dodson was previously an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently a consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the NHL. He also is the current head team physician for Eastern University and previously served as head team physician for Bryn Athyn College. His clinical interests include Shoulder Instability, ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes.  Dr. Dodson has authored over 80 articles and book chapters related to sports medicine and has been consistently recognized as a “Top Doctor” in the region.

Dr. Matthew Pepe is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly, shoulder, knee, and elbow reconstruction. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete his fellowship in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pepe is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is on staff at Virtua Voorhees and Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pepe is one of the Team Orthopaedic Surgeons for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as Stockton College.Matthew Pepe, MD

Dr. Matthew Pepe is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly, shoulder, knee, and elbow reconstruction. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete his fellowship in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pepe is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is on staff at Virtua Voorhees and Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pepe is one of the Team Orthopaedic Surgeons for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as Stockton College.  He is active in clinical research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Ted Rath

Mr. Rath is the VP of Player Performance for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Rath begins his second season in Philadelphia. During his first, Rath’s role as Director of Sports Performance allowed him to oversee all aspects of the team’s Performance-related methods including, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science, Performance Nutrition, Travel Strategies, and numerous additional aspects.  Rath spent the previous three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He enters his 13th season at the professional level, also having served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.  In his first season leading his own Strength and Conditioning Program, Rath was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, an award voted on by professionals around the NFL.

 

Learning Objectives

● Understand the different graft options for ACL reconstruction
● Medal Portal vs. Transtibial Technique: Does it Matter?
● Understand the basic causes of failure of ACL reconstruction
● Primary and secondary reconstruction options for the athlete
● Identify and define the “Base position” to increase optimal performance on and off the field
● Design a strength-training program with core lifts to enhance movement skills that correlates to stronger athletes on the field.

Domains

– Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
– Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

Target Audience

AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN

CE for Athletic Trainers

1.75 Category A CEU’s for Athletic Trainers
All others receive a certificate of attendance

Program Type

Virtual, Asynchronous

Difficulty Level

Advanced

Cancellation Policy

Once you purchase the course, you may not cancel. If you have circumstances that need to be reviewed, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Accreditation

ebpCENTRAL (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours spent in the educational program.

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