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Upper Extremity Tendon Injury Update: Advances in Clinical Management

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Endorsed by Curators:
Sep 16 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Shrikant Chinchalkar, B.Sc.OT, M.Th.O, OTR, CHT

CEUs: 14

Education Level: Advanced

Target Audience: OTs, OTAs, Prior experience with orthotic fabrication is required.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 and Sunday, September17, 2017

Location:Athletico- Ankeny, IA

Address: 1510 SW Oralabor Rd, Ste F, Ankeny, IA 50023

Time:Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm - Sunday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Open registrationthroughFriday,August 18, 2017until 10pm CST

Cost of Course: $350.20 Includes processing fee. Online payments only, no exceptions.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Registrants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the course and cancellation notification must be in writing (email and received by the close of business on September 1, 2017. Cancellations received after September 1, 2017 will not receive a refund. No-shows will not receive a refund. Athletico reserves the right to cancel a course up to 14 days prior to the course date, with full refund, in Athletico Physical Therapys discretion. Athletico will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is cancelled.

Course Description:This intermediate level evidence-based course is designed to enhance the clinician's understanding of the impact of upper extremity tendon injuries on the wrist and hand. This course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of tendon injuries, combined with hands-on orthotic fabrication (splinting) lab sessions. The focus of this course will be on: Extensor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Zone-specific Management of Extensor Tendon Injuries; Flexor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Zone-specific Management of Tendon Injuries; Flexor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Zone-specific Management of Tendon Injuries; Tendon behavior following fractures, complex injuries and secondary deformity; Therapeutic intervention; Hands on Orthotic Fabrication (splinting) Labs. Animation and video-clips of cadaver dissection, surgery, pathomechanics, and treatment will be used to enhance the learning experience.

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the anatomy of upper extremity flexor tendons and extensor tendons.

2. Identify the mechanism of digital glexion, extension and thumb opposition.

3. List and recognize the various methods of management of flexor and extensor tendons using various methods described in the literature and pratice.

4. Identify treatment hierarchy and goals for complex traumatic upper extremity injuries.

5. Fabricate immobilization and mobilization orthoses (static, dynamic and static progressive) for the wrist and hand.

6. Utilize clinical reasoning for treatment of various injuries of the hand.

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