Recorded online course - Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Updates for the Physical Therapist
Recorded online course - Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Updates for the Physical Therapist
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Surgical procedures for Total Knee Arthroplasty have continued to advance with subsequent improvements in patient outcomes. This course will review relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, present current concepts and recent advancements in TKA and describe the surgical approach and components. Dr. Gustav Fischer of Multnomah Orthopedics will discuss how he approaches TKA and the implications and goals for rehabilitation.

Speaker biography

Dr. Gustav "Gus" Fischer is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in arthritis and joint replacement surgery.  His practice is geared toward individuals of all ages who are seeking to reduce pain and return to an active lifestyle.

Dr. Fischer uses state of the art techniques to diagnose and treat arthritis, fractures, tendon/ligament injury, and failed joint replacement.  Care is tailored to everyone’s needs, goals, and expectations.  Treatments include nonoperative pain relief, joint preservation, arthroscopy, partial joint replacement, total joint replacement, and advanced joint reconstruction.

Dr. Fischer is proud to practice in Oregon and be a part of the Portland community.  His interest outside of work are many, but inevitably revolve around his family and closest friends.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate - Biology - Oregon State University
  • Medical Degree - University of Nevada School of Medicine - Reno/Las Vegas, NV
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – KU School of Medicine - Wichita, KS
  • Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction – Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH


  • Member – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member – American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member – Oregon Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member – Oregon Medical Association
Course Objective(s)

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Describe the surgical approach for a TKA including recent advancements

Identify rehab priorities for patients post op TKA

Prepare patients for long term success after TKA

Recognize patients who may benefit from a referral to an orthopedic surgeon to consider TKA

Course Outline

Review of anatomy and pathophysiology

Description of surgical approach and components

Recent advancements in TKA

Goals of rehab for patients after TKA

Post-op rehab focus



Recorded online course of live ZOOM event.

Registration Information

Target Audience: Physical Therapists and Assistants providing rehabilitation to patients after total knee arthroplasty.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$10 for Providence employees, $25 for all other participants. Registration fees cover electronic certificate of attendance and access to recorded course for 1 year.  

Refund Policy: No refunds are available for this course. 

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 1 contact hour for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in Oregon, Washington and New York.  This course may qualify for CE credit in additional states with approval.  Please email if you are interested in obtaining CE credit in another state. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.