This course will review the extensor tendon anatomy and the various contribution of extrinsic and intrinsic muscles to the extensor tendon mechanism. A brief overview and rationale for the utilization of immobilization, early passive motion, or early active motion protocols for each of the extensor tendon zones will be described. **Please have a tight-fitting glove and 4 markers for the demonstration portion of the talk.
This course is part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Upper Extremity Evaluation & Intervention" topic area for the CHT examination.
Course created on February 15, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 01628; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-814752; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the anatomy contributing to the extensor mechanism of the fingers and thumb.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the differences between immobilization, early passive motion (EPM), and early active motion (EAM) protocols as they pertain to each zone of injury.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify resources/references to acquire more detailed knowledge of current evidence to treat patients with extensor tendon injuries.
|5-15 Minutes||Anatomy of the extensor mechanism of the digits and thumb and the delineation of the zones of extensor tendons of the digits and thumb|
|15-55 Minutes||Describe various immobilization, early passive and early active motion protocols/ concepts associated with treatment of of extensor tendon injuries at each particular zone. Include a video clip of fabrication of a relative motion extension orthosis|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Lisa graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy, then returned to school in 2012 to attain her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD). She has been a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 1996 and currently works in an outpatient satellite for Yale New Haven Health Services, helping to rehabilitate people who experience orthopedic related injuries to their hands, wrists, and elbows.
Lisa is very active in the hand therapy community and is a member of AAHS, ASHT, AOTA, and CONNOTA. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on various hand therapy topics and has volunteered in 5 missions with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation to help treat Guatemalan children with hand or arm injuries. She also participates in professional surgeon/ therapist conferences and assists with community outreach and teaching local therapists various hand therapy techniques while there. She has published a book chapter and authored/co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles.
In her spare time, Lisa loves to hike with her dog, bike, kayak, and travel.
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