Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

by Hildy D. Reich, PT,CHT and Lori McKim LeBlanc, OTR, CHT

The goal of this course is to provide therapists with information regarding the epidemiology, relevant anatomy, bony healing process, and complications associated with extra-articular 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 through the various stages of bone healing.
  • Recognize three complications of a distal radius fracture.

This course has been made available for FREE for until December 31, 2014.

Click here to take this free course for Physical Therapists.

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