Jun 21, 2021  
2020-2021 ATSU University Catalog 
    
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ATRN 6330 - Foundations of Tissue Healing


3 credit hours

This course is designed to enhance the athletic trainers’ ability to plan and implement a comprehensive sports injury rehabilitation program based on the sequential biological events of connective tissue healing. Orthopaedic basic science concepts involved in clinical assessment, establishment of therapeutic objectives, and selection of therapeutic agents will be addressed. The histology, morphology, and biomechanics of soft connective tissues, muscle, articular cartilage, and peripheral nerves will be presented. Subsequently, the basic science of tissue healing following injury will be covered. Special focus is placed on the relationships between tissue healing physiology and selection of appropriate therapeutic interventions. Current topics in soft tissue healing and rehabilitation, including pharmacologic interventions, graft ligamentization, and biologic treatment techniques will be discussed. This course provides the orthopaedic basic science foundation for use in daily clinical practice and in future courses.

 



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