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Understanding Distal Radius Fractures - OT17

Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

by Hildy D. Reich, PT,CHT and Lori McKim LeBlanc, OTR, CHT
OT17
(4.4 / 142 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

A fracture of the distal radius could happen while skiing, hiking, or even house cleaning. It is one of the most common fracture sites of the upper extremity. The goal of this course is to provide PTs with information regarding the epidemiology, relevant anatomy, boney healing process, and complications associated with distal radius fractures so that a successful rehabilitation program can be instituted. 

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to provide therapists with information regarding the epidemiology, relevant anatomy, bony healing process, and complications associated with extra-articular distal radius fractures so that a successful rehabilitation program can be instituted. After you study the information here, you will be able to —
  • List three risk factors for developing a distal radius fracture.
  • Describe appropriate treatments through the various stages of bone healing.
  • Recognize three complications of a distal radius fracture.

Content Level: Introductory

Content Focus

Domain of OT: Client Factors


 
Accreditation Information
 
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Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2010
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2013

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TIFFANY M - Sterling, AK  ·  May 28, 2014
I enjoyed the indepth anatomy explanation.
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Julie K - Swannanoa, NC  ·  May 03, 2014
This course has a good balance of describing the types of distal radius fractures, functional anatomy, and treatment for the therapist to apply to their practice.
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jenne h - san jose, CA  ·  Apr 16, 2014
nice overview with good details pertaining to topic
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TRISHA L - Marion, IA  ·  Apr 01, 2014
good review for ot today
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Kensey C - McAlester, OK  ·  Mar 17, 2014
nice review of distal radius fractures.
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