Upper Extremity Anatomy & Orthotics
This course is designed to provide the basics in medical terminology & structural anatomy of the upper extremities and serves only as a basic platform for minimum understanding for the competence and professional handling of patients for off-the-shelf and pre-fabricated orthotic devices during fitting procedures. This course, along with others specific to individual areas of interest, will help to develop competencies in upper extremity Orthotics. This course is one of a series of courses for competencies in orthotics for orthotist and orthotic fitter.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand and identify the elements of upper extremity anatomy including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers.
- Understand the different muscle groups associated with the upper extremities.
- discuss the articulations of the bones and joints in the upper extremities.
- Discuss Ligaments, tendons, bursa and their purposes.
- Understand what orthotic devices may be used with various indications.
- discuss different injuries, deformities and diagnoses associated with the upper extremities.
- Utilize what you have learned in your practice.
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