Arthroplasty of the Upper Extremity Bring on the New Joints

Arthroplasty of the Upper Extremity Bring on the New Joints

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AOTA: Domain of OT, OTP,
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NBCOT®:6.25 PDUs
STATE: AL 20-171170 5hrs
FL 20-171170 5hrs
CA 40-H34 5hrs

This interactive course is in movie format. The course instructor will present a comprehensive program for management of arthroplasties of the upper extremity. This course reviews arthroplasties of the MCP, PIP, DIP, CMCJ, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

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Hand Therapy Certification

This course is accepted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission towards re-certification.


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Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process

This interactive course is in movie format. This course is excellent for occupational and physical therapists, therapy assistants, and physicians. This course is an intermediate learning level. The course instructors present a comprehensive program for management of upper extremity arthroplasties. This course reviews arthroplasties of the MCP, PIP, DIP, CMCJ, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Learn tips tricks, and techniques you can use immediately in your clinical practice. Instructional Methods include PowerPoint presentation, lecture, surgical videos to enhance understanding and splint fabrication. Upon successful completion of the examination (80%) your certificate will be sent via email. Mixed level course.


  • Introduce MCP implant types
  • Review surgical intervention and view a surgical video
  • Review current literature in regards to therapy for MCP implants
  • Identify MCP arthroplasty goals
  • Review a variety of therapeutic programs to treat MCP arthoplasties
  • View a videos of splint fabrication
  • Review MCP complications
  • View surgical intervention video for PIPJ arthroplasty
  • Review PIP arthroplasty therapy programs
  • Introduce DIPJ arthroplasty and intervention
  • Identify stages of CMCJ OA
  • Understand conservative treatments used for CMCJ OA
  • Review surgical interventions and 2 videos for CMCJ OA
  • Review therapy intervention for CMCJ arthroplasty cases
  • Introduction to wrist arthroplasty techniques and clinical treatment
  • Review indications for total elbow arthroplasty
  • Introduction to surgical and therapeutic intervention for the elbow
  • Become familiar with constrained and unconstrained prosthetic types
  • Identify when a hemi-arthoplasty vs total shoulder is indicated
  • Review a general therapy regime for the total shoulder

Susan Weiss, OTR/L, CHT received her degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Florida in 1990 and her certification in Hand Therapy in 1996. She is co-founder of Exploring Hand Therapy, Co. and co-authored “Hand Rehabilitation: A Quick Reference Guide and Review” third edition. She has co-authored multiple articles presented at various hand therapy meetings and has instructed at Hillsborough Community College’s OT Assistant Program. Ms. Weiss is an international educator and has won “best scientific paper” at several ASHT meetings as well as national awards at the annual ASHT meetings.

5 reviews for Arthroplasty of the Upper Extremity Bring on the New Joints

  1. Jody Wait

    So nice to be able to pause, rewind, or whatever while learning information. Nice to be able to learn on your own time. I appreciate all that you do for the hand therapy community.

  2. Anonymous

    Very nice overview.

  3. John Wirth COTA/L

    This was the ‘pick of the litter’, new information for me, . Good support material and I like the turnaround time for testing and certificate.

  4. Anonymous

    Wonderful course. I can’t wait to sign on for more of your courses.

  5. Linda Stanton

    I really enjoyed this course and the updates on the current types of arthroplasty options available. I have been performing hand therapy for 28 years, so it is great to see updates. You were very thorough and I enjoyed the style of presentation.

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