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.
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
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain of OT: Client Factors
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