Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Limb

Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Limb

By W. Bruce Conolly, AM, FRACS, FRCS, FACS, Associate Professor, Hand Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of New South Wales, Australia;Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia; Director, Hand Unit, St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Staff Hand Surgeon, Hand Unit, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia; and Rosemary Prosser, BApSc (Physio), MSc, CHT, Director, Sydney Hand Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney, Australia


1. INTRODUCTION
a. Wound and Tissue healing
b. Therapy Principles and Modalities
2. THE HAND
a. Functional Anatomy and Assessment
b. Fractures
c. Dislocations and Ligament Injuries
d. Flexor Tendon Injuries
e. Extensor Tendon Injuries
f. Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis and Trigger fingers
g. Burns
h. Amputations and Prosthesis
i. The stiff Hand
j. Dupuytrens Contracture
k. Vascular disorders
3. THE WRIST
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Kintmatics of the wrist and mobilisation techniques
c. Investigation procedures and special tests
d. Distal Radial fractures
e. Carpal fractures
f. Management of carpal instability
g. Salvage procedures for the wrist
h. The stiff wrist
4. HAND AND WRIST ARTHRITIS
a. Oesteoarthritis
b. Rheumatoid arthritis
5. THE ELBOW
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Elbow trauma
c. The stiff elbow
d. Elbow reconstruction and arthroplasty
e. Soft tissue injuries
6. THE SHOULDER
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Conservative management of rotator cuff, capsulitis and frozen shoulder
c. Fractures
d. Rotator cuff conditions
e. Arthroplasty
f. Arthrodesis
g. Instability
h. Shoulder exercises
7. UPPER LIMB NERVE INJURIES AND CONDITIONS
a. Peripheral nerve injuries
b. Brachial Plexus injuries
c. Compression syndromes
d. Tendon transfers
e. Painful conditions
f. Other neurological conditions
Cerebral palsy
Spastic hand
8. SPORTING INJURIES
a. Hand and wrist
b. Elbow and shoulder
9. OVERUSE INJURIES OF THE UPPER LIMB