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Playing the Long Game: Consensus for Preventing Osteoarthritis after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear – October 18, 2023

October 18, 2023

Webinar description:

This presentation will review the OPTIKNEE consensus recommendations and OAAA consensus statements on preventing osteoarthritis (OA) after an anterior cruciate ligament tear and highlight common themes.

About the Presenters:

Jeffrey Driban, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS, and Jackie Whittaker, PT, Ph.D.Jeffrey Driban, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS is a Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the UMass Chan Medical School. His research explores novel risk factors, biomarkers, and imaging markers to facilitate more efficient clinical trials and a better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology and potential endotypes/phenotypes. Dr. Driban also aims to raise awareness about osteoarthritis and promote primary and secondary prevention strategies. He is Chair of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s Secondary Prevention Task Force.

Dr. Jackie Whittaker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of British Columbia, and Research Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award. As a recognized clinical specialist in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and clinical epidemiologist, her research takes a lifespan approach to preventing osteoarthritis, with a particular emphasis on the post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. This includes reducing the burden of sport-related knee injuries by improving our understanding of the long-term consequences of knee injuries, and developing and evaluating exercise-based interventions to promote knee health. Central to her research is an integrated knowledge translation approach, involving patients, health professionals and other stakeholders throughout the research-to-practice continuum. Recently Jackie co-led an international consensus called OPTIKNEE which produced seven meta-analyses and consensus recommendations related to preventing osteoarthritis after traumatic knee injury. Jackie’s research is guided by 21 years of clinical practice and has resulted in over 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

**Special 1-hour presentation**


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