Fabricating a Volar Splint for Distal Radius Wrist Fracture
Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures and often requires surgical intervention. This course is the third in a series of courses examining the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. In this course, Kate Thorn will teach you the steps on how to fabricate a volar extension wrist splint for individuals following ORIF surgery.
The aim of this course is to teach you how to fabricate a volar extension splint, suitable for use following ORIF surgery for distal radius fracture
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.6 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- List the materials required to fabricate a volar splint for Colles’ Fractures post ORIF
- Describe the steps in fabricating a volar splint appropriate for patients post ORIF for Colles’ Fracture
- Justify the use of a volar extension splint post ORIF for Colles’ Fracture