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Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Elbow and Forearm

presented by Ann Porretto-Loehrke

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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How can I differentiate my patient’s nerve complaints at the elbow and forearm? Sharpen your skills with evaluating and treating conservative and post-operative management of peripheral nerve compressions at the elbow and forearm! This course provides therapists with evidence-supported evaluation and treatment tools to address cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, pronator syndrome, and Wartenberg’s syndrome.

Meet Your Instructor

Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT

Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a skilled clinician and dynamic instructor. She is the therapy manager of a large department at the Hand to Shoulder Center. Ann is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). She has extensive…

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1. Principles of Conservative and Post-Operative Management

This chapter provides an overview of the principles of conservative and post-operative management of neural compression syndromes as well as instruction in how to perform a proximal screen. This is important to rule out other pathologies prior to evaluating the localized symptoms.

2. Cubital Tunnel: Conservative & Post-Operative Management

Cubital tunnel is the second most common nerve compression syndrome in the upper extremity. Understanding the anatomy of the cubital tunnel and principles of conservative and post-operative management can greatly benefit your patients! This chapter covers the sites of potential ulnar nerve compression at the medial elbow, provocative tests, and guidance with both conservative and post-operative management.

3. Radial Tunnel and Wartenberg’s Syndrome: Conservative Management

How do you differentiate between radial tunnel and Wartenberg’s syndrome? This chapter covers the sites of potential nerve compression at the elbow and forearm, provocative tests, and guidance with both conservative and post-operative management for radial tunnel and conservative management for Wartenberg’s syndrome.

4. Pronator Syndrome: Conservative and Post-Operative Management

How can I discern median nerve symptoms coming from the carpal tunnel versus more proximally in the forearm? This chapter covers the sites of potential median nerve compression at the elbow and forearm, provocative tests, and guidance with both conservative and post-operative management for pronator syndrome.

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