The emphasis of this seminar is on the medical and rehabilitative management of knee joint arthroplasty. The course combines the medical, surgical and rehabilitative expertise of a nationally known, highly trained physical therapist. This rich combination provides participants with a unique opportunity to see the entire spectrum of care for the patient from prevention through treatment. The course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of lower extremities with discussion of surgical techniques for knee arthroplasty. Critical pathways (i.e. care plans), therapeutic treatment techniques, and rehabilitation protocols will be presented for the total knee surgery. Preoperative, acute care, and post-discharge concerns will be addressed and examples of a precise therapeutic exercise program within each setting will be presented. Suggested protocols, sample home exercise instruction sheets, and home exercise programs along with evaluation and treatment guidelines will be given, thus providing therapists with information to improve their clinical practice related to knee joint arthroplasty.