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Course # 1310
Distal Radius, Metacarpal & Proximal Phalanx Fractures

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This course is mobile compatible.

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); 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.

This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on August 13, 2012


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

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

(270 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 270 reviews

Review by: Rosemarie on June 27, 2016
Simple explanation.
Review by: Jennifer on June 15, 2016
Relevant, clearly presented material that I can apply to my job immediately.
Review by: Member on May 13, 2016
Good information
Review by: Member on May 11, 2016
Well organized and to the point
Review by: Shimron on April 30, 2016
I can use it
Review by: Elizabeth on April 9, 2016
I have treated a lot of distal radius fractures over my years as a CHT, but I learned several pearls which I will be putting into practice next week.
Review by: Member on March 29, 2016
The course was well presented and organized. The pictures along with the explanations during the course were helpful in re: to applying to treatment of the clients.
Review by: Mary on March 17, 2016
Speaker is well organized and has excellent delivery and knowledge of the subject matter.
Review by: Joy on March 14, 2016
Clear direction of discussion; relevant to clinic
Review by: Member on March 2, 2016
Overall good therapeutic examples and explanation of fractures
Review by: Member on March 2, 2016
The instructor
Review by: Linda on February 25, 2016
Informative and could be easily related to experiences with fractures that I have seen in my clinic.
Review by: Jody on February 19, 2016
This course provided with recommendations for splinting and treatment that I can readily use. I liked the focus on the importance of knowing details about the fracture as well as the type of intervention and how it impacts treatment interventions. Well presented.
Review by: Lawrence on February 19, 2016
The instructor's confidence and thorough, brief and comprehensive coverage.
Review by: Jennifer on February 7, 2016
I love Rebecca Von der Heyde
Review by: Philip on February 6, 2016
The instructor is very clear, organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on February 2, 2016
The instructor provides examples of interventions and splinting which is well organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Paul on January 31, 2016
Great content.
Review by: Pauline on January 20, 2016
Excellent instructor
Review by: Courtney on January 18, 2016
Great and useful information. Very well presented.
Review by: Jaime on January 9, 2016
Great instructor! Clearly explained treatment and progression.
Review by: Filomena on January 8, 2016
The instructor did a great job at presenting this topic. She explains the course material very well.
Review by: David on January 7, 2016
good information
Review by: Member on January 5, 2016
Presenter had a good understanding of material and able to explain things in a way that was meaningful and that was easy to explain to patients.
Review by: Shawn on January 5, 2016
Great material presented in a simple, easy to understand manner.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2015
I enjoyed the specifics regarding proximal phalanx fractures.
Review by: Carlie on December 28, 2015
It is very relevant to my practice area and provided me with several very useful clinical pearls.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2015
Great instruction!
Review by: faithful on December 23, 2015
I was able to follow course material along with audio and material flowed
Review by: Member on December 19, 2015
Pictures of real Xrays helped me physically see what structures were involved
Review by: Member on November 30, 2015
The instructor presented in an easy to understand way
Review by: Member on November 16, 2015
This course was a nice review overall. The instructor was great and I did enjoy her teaching style. I would have done better on the test but I read the question incorrectly regarding immobilizing vs. mobilizing the MP vs. IP joint. Silly error !
Review by: Member on November 3, 2015
Easy to follow with easy to understand pictures.
Review by: Jennifer on October 30, 2015
The X-rays and pictures help increase the understanding of what she was describing.
Review by: Member on October 21, 2015
The presenter is highly knowledgeable in the subject matter and presented the material in a clear, organized manner.
Review by: Jessica on October 14, 2015
Details about how tendon gliding enhances rate of healing and increased mobility and reduction of scar tissue
Review by: Emily on October 13, 2015
The information was concise and easy to understand.
Review by: Member on October 12, 2015
Good concise information.
Review by: Member on October 5, 2015
good visuals
Review by: Member on October 5, 2015
Review by: Member on September 28, 2015
Easy to follow slides, helpful visuals. Presenter does a very good job of explaining points clearly. Nice review of fractures, anatomy, and treatment.
Review by: Amanda on September 23, 2015
Organized, good presentation of information.
Review by: Heather on September 23, 2015
She was very detailed, but did not overwhelm you. Loved her clinical examples
Review by: Kelsea on September 20, 2015
The information regarding MC and P1 fractures.
Review by: Lynn on September 18, 2015
well organized and easy to follow
Review by: Keri on September 4, 2015
Dr. Von der Heyde presents things in a clear concise manner at a good tempo. I have enjoyed all of the courses I have taken that have been presented by her. She is very knowledgeable.
Review by: Member on August 27, 2015
pictures used to show what was being discussed
Review by: Andrew on August 27, 2015
It was very easy to follow and an excellent amount of information in a 60 min video. The instructor was very clear and gave very practical examples.
Review by: Andrea on August 18, 2015
the course gave an longitudinal view from fx to tx to recovery with specific intervention
Review by: Richard on August 16, 2015
clinical pearls to use in clinic, pictures of fractures and splints, references, assessing/addressing the social, emotional aspects that are experienced by one with fracture.
Review by: Laurie on August 14, 2015
The Presenter. It gave me a deeper understanding of the fractures covered in an easy to understand manner. .
Review by: Mark Luke on August 11, 2015
The expertise of the speaker
Review by: Christen on July 27, 2015
Speaker knowlrdge and organization
Review by: Kimberly on June 16, 2015
Instructor does a great job of presenting material in a way that I relate it to current patients and immediately apply concepts to my practice.
Review by: Diane on June 16, 2015
Very well presented and easily understood.
Review by: Kayla on June 10, 2015
The instructor always repeated important notes, responded to questions, and presented the topic in an easy to follow manner.
Review by: Kristin on June 5, 2015
very helpful
Review by: Courtney on May 22, 2015
Applicable to current caseload
Review by: Diane on May 16, 2015
i work in home care so i do not see a lot of hand fx-gave me great guidance on treatment and questions to ask md's that support appropriate tx
Review by: Paul on April 27, 2015
Good precise information with well matched pictures
Review by: Suzanne on April 19, 2015
Good information for pathology, rehab, research
Review by: Melissa on April 12, 2015
Great presentation
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: Cynthia 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

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Course Presenter

rebecca neiduski

Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

Rebecca Neiduski received her PhD in Educational Foundations at Saint Louis University and an MS in Occupational Therapy from Washington University. She is the Department Chair and Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Program at Concordia University in Wisconsin and continues her practice as a certified hand therapist. 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; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); NBCOT/1.25 Advanced

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Advanced level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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 (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Advanced level, unknown Area).

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