Distal Radius:  An Evidenced Based Approach to Intervention with Bonus Printable Protocols and Videos

Distal Radius: An Evidenced Based Approach to Intervention with Bonus Printable Protocols and Videos

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CONTACT HOURS:6 Hours
CEU:0.6
AOTA: Domain of OT, OTP,
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NBCOT®:7.5 PDUs
STATE: AL CE Broker 20-618804 6hrs
FL CE Broker 20-618804 6hrs
CA Advanced Hand 40-H86 6hrs

This mixed learning level evidence based course provides lovely insight into the care of distal radius fractures. Loaded with custom drawn photos and video demonstrations you will learn treatment tips that will assist you in your clinical practice.

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Hand Therapy Certification

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CA 40-H86 Advanced Hand 6 Hours
*University & multi-center Licensure available upon request; all courses single user only
*7.5 NBCOT® PDUs
FL and AL CE Broker approved: 20-531973
Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process and Professional Issues

 

This mixed learning level evidence based course provides lovely insight into the care of distal radius fractures. Loaded with custom drawn photos and video demonstrations you will learn treatment tips that will assist you in your clinical practice. Review difficult terminology and practices in an easy to understand format. Learn orthotic fabrication tips and therapy regime programs that are solid practices. This creative content will provide useful techniques to assist in build your clinical skills.

Objectives

  • Identify the different stages of fracture healing
  • Differentiate distal radius fracture healing and tissue healing processes to allow for ideal clinical decisions to be made during the rehabilitative process
  • Identify at least 3 different types of distal radius fractures
  • Recognize how the bone healing process dictates the level of exercise
  • Review key facts that are necessary to personalize an appropriate rehabilitation protocol for distal radius fractures
  • Determine when to progress the patient to more advanced exercises
  • Visualize surgical intervention to correct the alignment of distal radius fractures
  • Determine how to problem solve for rehabilitation cases with significant stiffness

Outline

  1. Wrist Anatomy
    1. The Wrist Joints
    2. Anatomic Parameters
    3. Biomechanics of Supination & Pronation
  2. Fracture Healing/Tissue Healing
    1. Indirect / Secondary Healing
    2. Direct / Primary Healing
  3. Fracture Terminology
  4. Distal Radius Fracture Patterns
    1. Colles’ Fracture
    2. Smith’s Fracture
    3. Radial Styloid Fracture
    4. Lunate Die Punch Fracture
    5. the associated Ulnar Styloid Fracture
  5. Physician’s Management of the Distal Radius Fracture
    1. Immobilization
    2. Closed Reduction and Immobilization
    3. Indications for Surgical Intervention
    4. Closed Reduction and Pinning
    5. External Fixation
    6. Internal Fixation with Plate Contouring
    7. Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability
    8. Radial Shortening / Wafer and Ulnar Osteotomy
    9. Malunion
  6. Principals and Protocols for the Management of Distal Radius Fractures
    1. 4 Stages of Rehabilitation
    2. Non-operative Distal Radius Fracture Protocol
    3. Pin Fixation Distal Radius Fracture Protocol
    4. ORIF with Contour Plate Distal Radius Fracture Protocol
  7. Therapeutic Interventions
    1. Fabrication of a Circumferential Wrist Orthosis
    2. Fabrication of a Muenster Orthosis
    3. Supination Orthosis Design (during protection phase)
    4. Selecting the Right Recipe for Therapeutic Exercises
    5. Home Passive Stretching
    6. Selecting the Right Recipe for Strengthening Exercises
    7. Scapular Stabilization Exercises
  8. Common Complications Following a Distal Radius Fracture
  9. Management of challenging impairments
    1. Persistent Edema
    2. Intrinsic Tightness
    3. Scarring of the Flexor Tendons after Volar ORIF
  10. The Stiff Hand and Forearm
    1. Corrective Splinting for Stiff Joints
    2. Serial Static Splinting
    3. Serial Casting
    4. Static Progressive Splinting
    5. Dynamic Splinting
    6. Splinting to Improve Supination & Pronation
  11. References

Constance Kurash OTR/L, CHT, (Connie) offers over 25 years of experience providing specialty therapy services to the hand and upper extremity. Connie began her medical career in Pittsburgh PA in 1991 moving to Florida in 1997.

Connie specializes in the treatment of numerous hand and arm injuries as well as dysfunction. She also enjoys teaching and sharing her splint designs, lecturing at professional seminars discussing the articles and book chapters on hand therapy topics she has authored for various publications.

Connie has received a high degree of recognition and numerous awards for her expertise in splint designs. She has been on numerous medical missions trips accompanied by specialists in hand surgery, orthopedic surgery and pediatric congenital deformity. Connie also shares her time off volunteering for her community helping to build off-road bike trails for mountain

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