2021 December UE Institute – Case Study Series: Focus on Tendon, Part 2

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Case Study Series: Focus on Tendon, Part 2

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM MT / 8:00 PM CT / 9:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Deadline to register: December 9 at 3:00 PM ET

Presented by: Romina Astifidis, MS, PT, CHT & Heather Weesner, OTR/L, CHT

Moderated by: Mary Barnes, MOT, CHT

Free to ASHT members, but registration is required for each live monthly session

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify one method of assessment for each topic in the syllabus
  2. Determine appropriate therapy interventions utilizing basic tissue healing principles
  3. Identify appropriate orthosis interventions for various topics in the syllabus

Attendees earn 1.25 continuing education hour/0.125 CEUs for this course.

Recommended Resources: 

Below are the recommended resources for this course:

  • Astifidis, R. (2020). UE Institute: Flexor and Extensor Tendons. Retrieved from asht.org.


Below are supplemental readings for further review:

  • Related articles in Hand Clinics Vol 29 (2013) devoted to Tendon Injuries
  • Tang JB. Recent evolutions in flexor tendon repairs and rehabilitation. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume). 2018;43(5):469-473. doi:10.1177/1753193418773008
  • Sueoka SS, LaStayo PC. Zone II Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation: A Proposed Algorithm. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2008;21(4):410-413. doi:10.1197/j.jht.2008.04.009
  • Tang JB : Outcomes of flexor tendon repairs and methods of evaluation. In Tang JB, Amadio PC, et al. Tendon Surgery of the Hand. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders. 2012; 246-258.
  • Evans RB. Managing the Injured Tendon: Current Concepts. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2012; 25: 173-90.
  • Howell JW, Peck F. Rehabilitation of flexor and extensor tendon injuries in the hand: Current updates. Injury. 2013;44(3):397-402. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.022
  • Hirth MJ et al. Relative motion orthosis in the management of various hand conditions: A scoping review. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2016; 29: 405-432.

Q&A Period:
Attendees may submit questions during the live course session via the Zoom Question Box.  

CE Credit:
Attendees earn 1.25 continuing education hours/0.125 CEUs for this session. You will receive a quiz shortly after the course. Upon successfully passing the quiz, you will receive your CE certificate.

UE Institute Q&A Document:
For further information about this program, kindly access the UE Institute Q&A Document