Fabricating a Volar Splint for Distal Radius Wrist Fracture

Fabricating a Volar Splint for Distal Radius Wrist Fracture

A practical demonstration for making a volar extension splint
This course broadened my knowledge about exercise prescription and how educating the patient in the correct way can make a significant difference in treatment.
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Introduction

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.

Aims

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

Outline

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.