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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Secrets- Module 8: The Wrist and Hand

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $36

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.List the areas of the hand that have autonomous innervations
2.Describe the anatomy of the flexor sheath
3.Identify anatomic landmarks for the zones of flexor tendon injury and extensor tendon injury
4.Describe the structure of the carpal ligaments
5.Describe in detail the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and the average pressure in the carpal tunnel at varying wrist positions
6.Describe the Bunnell-Littler test
7.Identify proper splinting techniques for various injuries
8.Identify and differentiate between trigger finger, mallet finger and Dupuytren’s contracture
9.Identify and differentiate between swan neck deformity, boutonniere deformity and pseudo-boutonniere deformity
10.List the types of flaps that are used for closure of fingertip defects
11.Discuss the clinical relevance of which dysesthesia or numbness in the palmar triangle
12.List and briefly describe the three rehabilitative approaches to treatment of flexor tendons
13.Define Raynaud’s phenomenon and discuss its etiology, clinical presentation, and treatment
14.Identify and differentiate between boxer’s fracture, baseball finger, jersey finger, Bennett’s fracture and Rolando’s fracture
15.Describe Colles’, Barton’s, and Smith’s fractures
16.Identify the treatment guidelines for scaphoid fractures
17.Describe the classification of carpal instabilities
18.Describe the classic findings of median nerve compression at the wrist
19.Discuss the validity of clinical examinations used for evaluating carpal tunnel
20.Identify the outcomes for steroid injection versus splinting for CTS

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Confirmation Notes
Methods of Instruction: Online course available via internet
Educational Level:Intermediate
CEU Information: Click here for CEU approvals.

This course is derived from the textbook by Jeffrey Placzek, MD, PT and David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ©2006. This textbook is part of the popular Secrets series. It presents physical therapy concepts and then introduces different healing modalities, specialties and orthopedic procedures typically prescribed for common injuries such as shoulders and extremities. Common diseases are included as well as more innovative diagnostic tools for physical therapists such as radiology. The text features concise information that includes tips, and memory “secrets”. Bulleted lists, algorithms and illustrations provide a quick review of the specific topics discussed. The information is interesting, entirely evidence-based, outcome based and up-to-date.
Module 8: The Wrist and Hand- covers chapters 50 through 53.
Chapter 50: Functional Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand
Chapter 51: Common Orthopedic Dysfunction of the Wrist and Hand
Chapter 52: Fractures and Dislocations of the Wrist and Hand
Chapter 53: Nerve Entrapments of the Wrist and Hand

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM