Distal Upper Extremity Diagnoses with Proximal Pathology

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Description:

This one-hour instructional course will study the detailed relationship between commonly diagnosed distal upper extremity injuries that may have associated proximal pathologies as the root issue. The course will detail three specific distal upper extremity diagnostic groupings: lateral/medial epicondylitis, ulnar-sided soft tissue wrist pain and radial-sided soft tissue wrist/thumb pain. With each diagnostic grouping, the course will provide case examples and supporting evidence pointing to proximal pathologies that may be causal. The case examples will illustrate high level Division 1 athletes who rely heavily upon their upper extremities for participation in their sport. The course will provide the participant with a systematic method in which to recognize, treat and prevent future upper extremity injury.

Objective(s):

  • Introduce the participant to common distal upper extremity injuries that may have associated proximal pathologies.

  • Discuss case examples and current evidence detailing association between certain distal diagnoses and proximal pathologies.

  • Provide a systematic method in which to recognize, treat and prevent certain distal as well as proximal pathologies.

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