Elbow, Wrist and Hand

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Effective Self-Stretching of Carpal Ligament for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The purpose of this online course was to evaluate the effect of self-myofascial stretching of the carpal ligament on symptom outcomes and nerve conduction findings in persons with CTS.  The myofascial stretching of the carpal ligament showed statistically significant symptom improvement in persons with CTS.

     


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A Retrospective Review to Determine the Long-term Efficacy of Orthotic Devices for Trigger Finger

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course demonstrates a clinically significant positive relationship between the use of a custom thermoplastic orthosis and the subjective reduction of pain and objective stage of stenosis tenosynovitis outcome measure for patients who have isolated trigger finger, multiple trigger fingers, or trigger thumb. It also demonstrated an 87% success rate among patients who required no further intervention in the year after orthosis application.  Custom-orthosis treatment is a low-cost, easily applied intervention that may provide patients with long-term relief of trigger finger.


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Evaluation of a home treatment program for cold hypersensitivity using a classical conditioning procedure in patients with hand and arm injuries

R400.00

3 CEUs

    A home treatment program using a classical conditioning procedure to decrease cold hypersensitivity has potential to reduce symptoms.  The purpose of this study was to evaluate a home treatment program for cold hypersensitivity using a classical conditioning procedure in patients who are cold hypersensitive after hand and arm injuries.  These preliminary results suggest that the classical conditioning procedure to treat cold hypersensitivity has potential.


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Wrist Pain: Part 1 - Examination, Investigations and Scaphoid Fracture

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The wrist is frequently injured by both sports and non-sporting populations.  In fact, distal radial fractures are the most common fractures seen in emergency departments, while scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal fracture.  This on-line course discusses the anatomy, history, clinical examination, and radiological investigation of wrist injuries with a special section on scaphoid fracture.

     

     


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Wrist Pain:  Part 2 - Traumatic and Overuse Wrist Conditons

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Injuries to the wrist range from acute traumatic fractures to overuse conditions. If wrist injuries are not treated appropriately at the time of injury, they can lead to future impairments that can affect not only sporting endeavours but also activities of daily living.  

    This on-line course will include details about the mechanism of injury, diagnosis and orthopaedic management of the following conditions: 

    • Fracture of hook of hamate;
    • Dislocation of the carpal bones;
    • Scapholunate dissociation;
    • Chronic wrist pain;
    • Extra articular wrist conditions; and
    • Articular conditions

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