Distal Radius Fractures Programme

Management of Distal Radius Fractures Programme

Complete overview of the rehabilitation of this common wrist fracture
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Introduction

The distal fracture of the radius is the most common fracture of the wrist and so is regularly seen by clinicians. Where this injury is sufficiently severe it is treated with surgery involving open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Due to the many types and severity of fractures observed and the variety of treatment techniques utilised the clinician needs to have a deep understanding of the related conditions and versatility in their treatment options. This programme of courses addresses these needs in a comprehensive examination of the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery.

Aims

An in depth review of evidence based approaches for the management of Distal Radius Fractures of the wrist.

Outline

This programme is made up of three courses, reading activities and a written assignment. The programme content is split into the following courses:

  1. Early Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF
  2. Strengthening Distal Radius Fracture with ORIF
  3. Distal Radius Splinting

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.