This course focuses on new research surrounding the epidemiology of osteoarthritis (OA), relating it to treatment rationale in patients diagnosed with OA of the hand. It discusses applicable definitions and terminology; the normal joint anatomy and functional position of the CMC joint of the thumb, the PIP joints, and the DIP joints; the etiology and pathology of OA; the medical diagnosis and treatment of OA; and the role of therapy as it pertains to OA.
By the end of this course, learners will:
- Recognize definitions and terminology pertaining to osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand
- Recognize the normal joint anatomy and functional position of the hand
- Recall the etiology and pathology of OA
- Identify elements of medical diagnosis and treatment of OA
- Identify roles of therapy as it pertains to OA
2.5 CE HOURS