Maximizing Outcomes for Patients with TFCC Injuries: Understanding TFCC ligaments, Completing a Hand Therapy Evaluation, Fabricating of a Specialty Orthosis and a Treating Using a Sensorimotor Based Rehabilitation Approach
This session will provide the audience with a review of biomechanics of the TFCC and DRUJ, including a description of the ligaments richly innervated by mechanoreceptors, the role of the muscles in dynamic stability and the implications in the rehabilitation process. Subsequently, a step-by-step examination/evaluation of the patient with TFCC injury/repair will be presented, followed by a detailed description of a staged sensorimotor control rehabilitation program based on the latest evidence. In addition, this session will also discuss TFCC injuries in children and adults, with a focus on a custom orthosis. You will learn how to conduct testing to rule in a possible TFCC injury versus other diagnoses, select interventions based on the findings and make a custom orthosis to help rest and heal the TFCC area while maintaining independence in many activities.
Describe the anatomical structures that comprised the TFCC and the proprioceptive roles of them
Identify the ligaments and muscles involved in the stability of the DRUJ
Describe the examination/evaluation process of a patient with injury/repair of the TFCC including 3 provocative tests
Attendees will analyze novel orthosis options for TFCC
Discuss the progression of sensorimotor control based exercises for patients with TFCC injury/repair