Early Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF

Online Course: Early Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF

Rehabilitation following open reduction internal fixation surgery for wrist fracture

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Kate Thorn

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Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures and often requires surgical intervention. This course is the first in a series of courses examining the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. This course will describe the aetiology of distal radius fractures. It will discuss the classification of these fractures, likely outcomes and potential complications, as well as provide a detailed rehabilitation protocol for the first 6 weeks post surgery.


The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the management of distal radius fractures for the first six weeks post ORIF surgery.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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.

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