Understanding Distal Radius Fractures - OT17

Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

by Sarah Arnold, MS, OT
OT17
(4.4 / 222 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

This goal of this continuing education program will be to discuss the causes of distal radius fractures, review relevant wrist anatomy, and describe the healing process of these types of fractures. Therapy after a distal radius fracture can be relatively straightforward or challenging. Conservative and operative treatment options, potential complications, “life after the break,” patient education on fall prevention, and realistic expectations will be addressed.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide therapists with information regarding the epidemiology, relevant anatomy, bony healing process, and complications associated with distal radius fractures so that a successful rehabilitation program can be instituted. After you study the information here, you will be able to:
  • List three risk factors for developing a distal radius fracture
  • Describe appropriate treatments throughout the various stages of bone healing
  • Identify three complications of a distal radius fracture
  • Identify ways of addressing distal radius facture complications
 
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
 

Course Originally Released on: 1/18/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/1/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Nancy P - Round Rock, TX  ·  Jan 11, 2018
Could be Claire's with better labels on drawings and a close up of the wrist articulation
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Jane S - Media, PA  ·  Jan 05, 2018
Provided very helpful information about appropriate therapy for the various stages of healing of distal radial fracture.
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Allison H - Lexington, IL  ·  Dec 21, 2017
This was a great refresher for me on distal radius fractures. It helped solidify some of my current knowledge and gave me new knowledge as well.
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Aileen C - Canyon Country, CA  ·  Nov 28, 2017
highly recommended to take this course especially I'm working at nursing home facility and encounter this diagnosis.
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Jennifer D - Lakewood, CO  ·  Nov 11, 2017
Great overview with excellent treatment ideas.
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