- Terry Rzepkowski
- 1 Hour 57 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 01, 2020
Pain management that seemed impossible just a few years ago is now the new reality for today’s total joint candidate. New advances allow for same-day surgical discharge and the reduced need for narcotic pain killers. In this session, we will examine the new strategies and techniques for total hip and knee patients’ post-op pain management. You’ll also gain a crucial understanding of the drug interactions associated with commonly prescribed post-op medications…and how you can use that to improve patient recovery. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones for an online activity.
|Manual – Hip & Knee (2.3 MB)||47 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Pain Control and Nerve Blocks for the Lower Extremity
- Pre and post-operative oral medications
- Difference of femoral versus obturator LE nerve block
Improved Post-Operative Pain Management
- Pain management options
- Use of Exparel (pain cocktail)
- Video demonstration of intra-operative Exparel
- Online tool for pill identification
- Case presentations
- Post-Op medication list
- Medication interactions
Prescription Opioid Addiction
- Crisis in US
- What makes them so addictive
- Use and administration of Narcan
Dr. Terry L Rzepkowski, DPT, MS, BS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with specialization in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Throughout his 37-year career, he has specialized in Orthopedics, specifically: Musculoskeletal out-patient rehab as an independent private practitioner, Total Joint Replacement Surgery, and Sports Medicine. A professor in the Health Science department for Nova Southeastern University Terry provides instruction in Anatomy, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Neuro anatomy; Terry has extensive knowledge in relating the complexities of the Orthopedic joint replacement patient. Terry’s current clinical role as home care therapist working exclusively with orthopedic surgical patients in Tampa FL, provides a platform for staying abreast of the latest techniques and protocols utilized in joint care rehab. As a sought-after presenter, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with interdisciplinary audiences around the country. Terry has spoken professionally on shoulder, knee, and hip injuries with advances in orthopedic management.
Financial: Terry Rzepkowski is an Assistant Professor for Nova Southeastern University Tampa; and an Assistant Professor for South University Tampa. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Terry Rzepkowski is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).