Understanding Hand Fractures
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the clinical problem of “Fractures”. The concept of ‘relative stability’ of a healing fracture and how it applies to the progression of rehabilitation after a fracture will be discussed. Creating appropriate and individualized
treatment plans for the patients with a fracture in the hand or wrist will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in smaller groups to review and discuss x-rays, clinical case studies and participate in other practical hands on activities.
Upon completion of the course participants will:
Be able to characterize different types of fractures in the hand, wrist and distal forearm and recognize the implications for treatment.
Be more comfortable with interpreting rays and other forms of imaging.
Consider how fracture reduction and fixation impacts therapeutic treatment.
Create appropriate and individualized treatment plans for the patients with a fracture in the hand or wrist.
Be aware of potential complications in patients with a fracture of the hand or wrist and consider how to adjust treatment aims accordingly.
Lynne Feehan, PhD PT
University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Med Urs Hug
Occupational and Physical Therapists with experience treating the upper extremity
CHF 590 (Mitglied: CHF 490)