Hip Resurfacing and Physical Therapy

Hip Resurfacing and Physical Therapy 

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed in the United States. Hip resurfacing may offer a reasonable option for patients with hip osteoarthritis who want to resume more aggressive activities than would be tolerated by a traditional THA. Therapists may encounter patients looking for advice on this procedure or requiring rehabilitation after the procedure. This module provides physical therapy professionals with information regarding the process of hip resurfacing, its risks and benefits, considerations for postoperative rehabilitation, and outcomes.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy


This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 2007‐15. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1.00 CEUs.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-PT37
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/21/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the surgical procedures involved in hip resurfacing.
Discuss possible complications and contraindications for hip resurfacing.
Explain the evidence for patient outcomes after hip resurfacing.
Discuss the published information on rehabilitation after hip resurfacing.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Hip Resurfacing and Physical Therapy

Surgical Interventions for Hip Osteoarthritis

Benefits of Hip Resurfacing

Limitations and Complications of Hip Resurfacing

Rehabilitation After Hip Resurfacing



Section 3: Clinical Vignette

Meet Harold

Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Terri Buck Glass, PT
Terri Glass holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical experience consists of working as a physical therapist in acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, and home health settings. She most enjoys working with the geriatric population, and finds patient and family/caregiver education to be the most rewarding part of her job. Disclosure: Terri Buck Glass, PT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience working as a Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopedic and acute inpatient settings. She has additional training in medical screening and lumbopelvic examination and treatment. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias. Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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