Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

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

Objectives:
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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