The Hand: Current Advances in Assessment and Treatment

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 52 weeks

The Hand Current Advances in Assessment and Treatment Course Content

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Hand

  • The Hand and Its Components
  • Hand Units
  • Fascia and Compartments
  • Muscles and Tendons
  • The retinacular system
  • Dorsal wrist compartments
  • Flexor tendon zones
  • Function of the Extrinsic Muscles
  • The intrinsic muscles of the hand
  • Blood supply
  • Nerve supply
  • Hand Kinesiology

Chapter 2: Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Wrist

  • The Wrist
  • Bony Anatomy
  • Joint Anatomy
  • Ligament Anatomy
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Tendons
  • Scaphoid and Lunate
  • Nerve Supply
  • Vascular Anatomy
  • Kinematics
  • Ulnar mechanics
  • Kinetics
  • Wrist Examination

Chapter 3: Clinical Examination of the Wrist & Hand Patient History

  • Physical Examination
  • Objective Assessments
  • Chapter 4: Diagnoses and Treatment
  • Abscess, Palmar
  • Amputation, Finger or Thumb
  • Angioedema
  • Arthrodesis
  • Buerger’s Disease
  • Burn, Wrist and Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Release
  • Contusion, Elbow and Upper Limb
  • Crush Injuries and Compartment Syndrome (CS)
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture and Release
  • Eczema
  • Entrapment, Radial Nerve
  • Entrapment, Ulnar Nerve
  • Epicondylitis, Medial and Lateral
  • Erysipeloid
  • Fracture, Carpal Bones
  • Fracture, Distal Forearm
  • Fracture, Fingers and Thumb
  • Fracture, Metacarpal Bones
  • Frostbite
  • Ganglion Cyst, Wrist Ganglionectomy
  • Ganglion Cyst, Synovial
  • Open Wound
  • Sprain, Wrist
  • Sprain, Hand or Finger
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tendon Repair, Laceration of Hand
  • Tinea
  • Trigger Finger or Thumb

Chapter 4: Case Studies and Discussions of Common Wrist and Hand Conditions

  • Anterior Interosseous Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS)
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis/ Washerwoman’s Sprain
  • Guyon’s Canal Syndrome (Cyclist palsy or handlebar palsy)
  • Posterior Interosseous Syndrome

Chapter 5 Pre-Cut/Pre-Fabricated Splints & Braces