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Course # 1310
Distal Radius, Metacarpal & Proximal Phalanx Fractures

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CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Advanced

Course Abstract

This seminar will provide a comprehensive review of fracture fixation, healing, and rehabilitation as they pertain to functional outcomes. Evidence and clinical reasoning will be encouraged as the foundation for intervention planning and return to valued occupations.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on August 13, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify rehabilitative factors that contribute to fracture healing.
  • Identify optimal positions for immobilization following fracture.
  • Identify the benefits of early, controlled motion following fracture.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Fracture fixation and healing
10-25 Minutes Distal radius fractures
25-40 Minutes Metacarpal fractures
40-55 Minutes Proximal phalanx fractures
55-60 Minutes Conclusion, Question & Answer

Average Rating

(158 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Keren on March 25, 2015
instructor is clear and thorough.
Review by: Jeannette on March 24, 2015
very thorough
Review by: Lesley on March 15, 2015
competent presenter
Review by: Keisha on March 8, 2015
Very well presented and understood! Jogged my memory!
Review by: Cheryl on February 19, 2015
Very clearly presented and based on current literature.
Review by: Patricia on February 18, 2015
Wonderful course! Immediate application to clinical practice
Review by: Cecilia on February 8, 2015
Good, basic material. Easy to understand.
Review by: Angela on January 27, 2015
Thorough, concise and well organized.
Review by: Valerie on January 10, 2015
Speaker was very organized, speaking slowly and repeating important facts, very knowldegable.
Review by: Lynda on January 4, 2015
was hard to follow along
Review by: Charles on December 26, 2014
Good review with some new info
Review by: Kristy on December 7, 2014
very organized
Review by: Pam on December 1, 2014
Well spoken and knowledgeable instructor
Review by: Cindy on November 26, 2014
Clarification of importance of moving joints during healing of fractures.
Review by: Diane on November 9, 2014
good basic info
Review by: Monica on November 8, 2014
Clear explanations and reasoning and studies
Review by: Crystal on September 15, 2014
Knowledgeable instructor.
Review by: Annie on September 13, 2014
good basics
Review by: Leslie on August 26, 2014
The content met the objectives and the treatment reinforced the outcome of obtaining function.
Review by: Dawn on June 12, 2014
Easy to understand
Review by: Julia on April 25, 2014
current research to support techniques
Review by: jane on April 16, 2014
Well organized, good handouts
Review by: Betsy on February 23, 2014
It was organized and included a broad review of the management of fractures. Quick review of pertinent information for the therapist to take back to the clinic.
Review by: Jana on February 13, 2014
Presenter knowledge and excellent references.
Review by: Jason on February 10, 2014
I loved the instructor.
Review by: Kelly on January 31, 2014
The information was relevant to my practice, and the speaker presented the information in an organized fashion. The speaker was also knowledgeable on the subject, and it showed.
Review by: Jason on January 30, 2014
Organized information. Thanks for going over multiple closed packed positions.
Review by: Robert on January 18, 2014
Review by: Robert on January 18, 2014
Review by: Robin on December 22, 2013
The speaker is organized, easy to understand, and obviously well-educated on the topic.
Review by: Julie on November 26, 2013
Great presentor
Review by: tera on November 11, 2013
Great review
Review by: Tammy on October 25, 2013
Good information, presented well
Review by: Theresa on October 21, 2013
Reviewed tendon gliding and treatment priorities following various fractures
Review by: Amy on October 20, 2013
How simple and organized it was.
Review by: Jean on October 10, 2013
Well organized and knowledgeable speaker
Review by: Celia on July 24, 2013
Instructor; evidence-based
Review by: carol on July 12, 2013
very clear presentation; wish I could have asked a question or made a comment during presentation though
Review by: Amy on June 26, 2013
knowledge of presenter, visuals.
Review by: lindsey on June 18, 2013
the implication to daily, clinical practice.
Review by: Lizette M. on June 2, 2013
presenter is very knowedgable about the topic
Review by: Kathleen on May 25, 2013
Excellent review, concise and very descriptive. I really enjoyed her teaching style. Gained some great new treatment ideas.
Review by: Pooja on May 10, 2013
excellent presenter. Love to learn from this presenter.
Review by: Georgette on April 21, 2013
Great slidesDynamic speakerVery functionally based and great psychosocial info
Review by: Jennifer on March 27, 2013
I learned quite a bit about early ROM in the wrist and digits. Especially with proximal phalanx fractures and the importance of tendon gliding exercises. I see quite a bit of fracture patients in the clinic and my surgeon is very progressive with early ROM, so I am anxious to put some fo these treatment strategies into practice.
Review by: Francisco on March 23, 2013
no comment
Review by: Indra on March 18, 2013
knowledge of instructor, clear presentation, anatomical pics
Review by: John on March 16, 2013
Excellent review of anatomy and treatment/ precautions with fractures.
Review by: Andrea on March 13, 2013
Clear and concise
Review by: Sherree on March 9, 2013
The instructor was organized, spoke clearly and had excellent slides. The progression of the talk covered all areas of the stated objectives.
Review by: Elizabeth on March 3, 2013
very well organized information. well thought out and explained
Review by: JENNIFER on February 28, 2013
great speaker. well organized lecture. included what types of splints to use
Review by: Sandra on February 26, 2013
Review by: michael on February 17, 2013
informative, clinically applicable
Review by: Amy on January 18, 2013
Review by: Becky on December 28, 2012
Great course that offered extremely useful information regarding fractures, both in a review sense and also offering new important information incorporating research and treatment options.
Review by: Gurpreet on November 11, 2012
The course would have actually been rated excellent except I really wish the Presenter would have used more visual slides when discussing things such as Distal Radial Fractures and Close Pack Positioning for Function. I mean if you are going to discuss something in such technical terms more visuals are always helpful...rather then getting us to "imagine making a left turn signal" just show us a picture....I know what close pack positioning is from the presenter's other online course because she actually showed a picture in that one. And, if distal radial fractures are so common and so important to know...throw in a few different pictures of what it looks like...instead of just a single x-ray picture. Other then that, the course was excellent and valuable content which I would apply to practice
Review by: Judith on October 29, 2012
Very well delivered and easy to follow. Very organized.
Review by: Frederick on October 8, 2012
Great information!
Review by: Anne on October 5, 2012
Well organized
Review by: Michelle on September 16, 2012
Good examples, clear information
Review by: Lucy on September 6, 2012
Visual examples and detailed recommendations to apply to practice.
Review by: Michele on August 29, 2012
Thorough and great info.
Review by: Nancy on August 28, 2012
Very easy to follow with excellent examples
Review by: rosalyn on August 26, 2012
presenter was clear
Review by: Stacie on August 24, 2012
great details, backed by research - basics presented in OT school reviewed. Pearls were great!
Review by: clifton on August 16, 2012
Review by: juliet on August 16, 2012
concrete material, quick speaker, complicated intricate study of fractures. It helped me get familiar with the material learned in school many years ago and made me respect my education more and realize that a little brush up on the material brings it all back relatively clearly

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Course Presenter

rebecca l von der heyde

Rebecca L. von der Heyde, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

Rebecca von der Heyde received her PhD in Educational Foundations at Saint Louis University and an MS in Occupational Therapy from Washington University. She is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri and continues her practice as a certified hand therapist at the Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center and Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Dr. von der Heyde is a yearly volunteer with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Advanced

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American Occupational Therapy Association

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Florida CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General category.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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