PMR IP Ortho Joint Rotation
PM&R Residency Program Manual
PM&R Resident Rotation Descriptions
PM&R Inpatient Orthopedic/Joint Rehabilitation Service – Dr. Laura W. Lee
On this rotation PM&R residents learn to assess and manage patients’ common orthopedic problems and understand when orthopaedic referral is appropriate. An emphasis is placed on joint replacements.
Goals and Objectives:
- To describe the physiologic changes noted with deconditioning and the clinical significance.
- To understand and practically apply the inpatient admission criteria to patients with multiple trauma, deconditioning, multiple sclerosis, etc.
- To recognize potential medical complications of patients with multiple trauma, orthopaedic injuries and deconditioning.
- To recognize potential complications of patients after orthopedic surgery and amputation.
- To consistently identify short-term and long-term rehabilitation goals upon initial evaluation of the patient.
- To understand and be able to state the total hip precautions and trocanteric precautions after a total hip replacement.
- To understand the importance of DVT prophylaxis and be able to prescribe the proper medications and monitor appropriate lab values.
- To be able to understand who is a prosthetic candidate and understand pre and post amputation care of the patient.
- To successfully lead multi-disciplinary team discussions and family education sessions.