The wrist is a complex structure, and providers caring for hand and upper extremity conditions need to have an understanding of the wrist examination and provocative maneuvers for conditions that are encountered. Fractures, tendonitis, arthritis, and instabilities are all commonly encountered, and the provider should have an idea of the diagnosis based on clinical examination and use imaging as needed to confirm or stage a diagnosis. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 147: 284e, 2021.)
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify common wrist conditions that may be encountered on evaluation.
- Describe provocative maneuvers used to confirm a diagnosis of wrist disorder.
- Develop a systematic approach to examination of the wrist.
- Determine appropriate diagnostic maneuvers for radial, central, and ulnar wrist pain.
Faculty Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors:
Patrick L. Reavey, MD, MS; Warren C. Hammert, DDS, MD
Rod J. Rohrich, MD
James M. Stuzin, MD
Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MDAccreditation Information
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media: Journal Article, video
Release Date: 1/27/2021
Expiration Date: 1/27/2024
Estimated time to complete this course:1 hour
*Course access ends on course expiration date
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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Dr. Rohrich, MD is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of research grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, from Medicis, Mentor, and Contura Pharmaceutical. All research funds are provided directly to UT Southwestern. Dr. Stuzin has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Lalonde is a consultant for ASSI Instruments. The authors have no disclosures. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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