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Flexor Tendons: Taking an Analytical Approach to Problem Solving

Flexor Tendons: Taking an Analytical Approach to Problem Solving

Instructor: Sally Roscetti, OTR/L, CHT
Date: Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th , 2022
Location: McFarland West Ames; 3600 Lincoln Way, Ames IA 50014
Time: Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Number of CEUs: 12
Type of CEUs: PT, PTA, OT, OTA: Illinois State Licensing Board Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Education Level: Advanced
Target Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA
Non-Athletico Clinician Registration: Email Continuing.Education@athletico.com to register and receive instructions for how to submit payment
Non-Athletico Clinician Cost: $375
Required Materials & Supplies: None
Course Description: This course will cover flexor tendon injuries throughout the entire “life of the injury” from post-op day one through end of care. It will also present case studies of tendon injuries, and fractures with tendon involvement, in order to increase clinical decision making around when to include splinting for mobilization, electrical stim, and other difference makers in the course of care.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Define the expected course of care for flexor tendon injuries
2. Show clinical reasoning skills to problem solve for cases that progress outside the expectations
3. Explain early and safe interventions to avoid complications and additional surgeries
Course Agenda: Day 1
8:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Introduction and overview
Wound healing and anatomy
Suture strength and how it helps determine our program
Rationale and review of treatment programs
Orthotics lab – dorsal blocking orthosis
Flexor tendon repair program development and problem solving
Case studies

Day 2
8:00am – 12:00pm
NMES lab
Orthotics lab – wrist and MP block
Case studies

Contact for Questions: Continuing.Education@athletico.com

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