Management of Chronic Extensor Tendon Deformity, Reconstructions and Releases

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

Description:

This course with cover the surgical and therapy management of chronic injury to the extensor mechanism. The course will include a brief anatomy review, description of conservative and surgical management of chronic deformities, reconstructions and releases. Principles of surgical and therapy management will be illustrated through lecture and case presentations. Topics discussed will include:
Anatomy and biomechanics review
Surgical Management of Extensor Tendon Deformity
Therapy Management of Extensor Tendon Deformity
Therapy Management of Extensor Tendon Reconstruction
Therapy Management of Tenolysis/Capsulectomy

Objective(s):

  • Describe the extrinsic and intrinsic contributions to the extensor mechanism and how they effect management in different zones of injury

  • Recognize the different finger deformities caused by extensor mechanism injury and analyze the biomechanics of the deformity

  • Assess appropriate splinting and rehabilitation techniques for postoperative management of chronic extensor tendon injury

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