Orthotic Solutions for Upper Extremity Fractures $349.00

Orthotic Solutions for Upper Extremity Fractures

Orthotic Solutions for Upper Extremity Fractures
Description



Course Completion Requirements
Attendance for the entire seminar. If not, amended CE will be granted accordingly based on your boards/associations requirements. Course Overview:
This intermediate level, one-day program establishes knowledge in the selection and fabrication of appropriate orthoses (splints) in the treatment of patients with hand and upper extremity fractures. Protocols for fractures and related surgical repairs which require the use of an orthosis will be reviewed, along with current literature.

Through demonstration and strong emphasis on skill-building lab sessions, you will master the art of fabricating 6 custom low-temperature thermoplastic orthoses (splints) for UE fractures, and selecting pre-fabricated options for humeral fractures, and pronation/supination. Gain practical experience handling a variety of low-temperature thermoplastics and understand how to choose appropriate material based on molding properties, anatomy and desired function.


Course Objectives and Outcomes
Identify anatomical considerations of the hand or upper extremity related to orthotic fabrication for orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Identify mechanical principles of immobilization orthoses used for treating orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Identify precautions for immobilization orthoses used for orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Identify mechanical principles of mobilization orthoses used in treating the orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Identify precautions for mobilization orthoses used for orthopedic and surgical hand patients
Identify clinical applications for each orthosis fabricated for use with orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Identify the wearing schedule and methods of care for each of the orthoses fabricated for use with orthopedic or surgical hand patients
Demonstrate characteristics of thermoplastics during material handling
Identify appropriate material for each orthosis fabricated
Critique each orthosis for correct fit
Correctly modify any orthosis for proper fit
Create low temperature thermoplastic orthoses for the use with orthopedic or surgical hand patient
Identify correct orthoses for the specific diagnosis
Recommend the correct protocol appropriate for fracture for the upper extremity
Identify the correct name for the orthosis fabricated using the ASHT Orthosis Classification System

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