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Wrist Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis: Evaluation and Treatment

presented by Jamie L. Bergner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, COMT

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Financial: Jamie L. Bergner is an instructor for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine – US, Hand and Upper Extremity Track. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Jamie L. Bergner has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 77 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 17 Minutes

Have patients with wrist tendinitis? Fine-tune your evaluation skills to differentiate between wrist tendinopathy and tenosynovitis. Identify which soft-tissue conditions may be confused with tendinopathy and how to rule them out to form an accurate treatment diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. Learn hands-on techniques to treat soft-tissue disorders of the wrist that you can use in the clinic today.

Meet Your Instructor

Jamie L. Bergner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, COMT

Jamie L. Bergner has more than 20 years of clinical expertise as an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the care of clients after hand and upper extremity trauma, injury, and surgery. She is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) working at a level 1 trauma center for Vanderbilt University…

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1. The Wrist Examination: Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis Considerations

This chapter will explore the differential diagnosis of wrist tendinopathy and tenosynovitis by reviewing a systematic approach to examination. Course participants will consider a client’s individual presentation and interpret the client’s reporting of pain in the context of clinical findings.

2. FCR and FCU Differential Diagnosis: Volar Wrist Conditions

This chapter will explore volar wrist tendinopathy and tenosynovitis involving the FCR and FCU and guide differential diagnosis considerations from neighboring structures by applying examination findings. Course participants will draw out the relevant surface anatomy to improve palpation skills. Considerations for treatment planning for patients with volar wrist tendinopathy will be explored.

3. ECRL, ECRB, and ECU Differential Diagnosis: Dorsal Wrist Conditions

This chapter will explore dorsal wrist tendinopathy and tenosynovitis involving the ECRL, ECRB, and ECU and guide differential diagnosis considerations from neighboring structures by applying examination findings. Course participants will draw out the relevant surface anatomy to improve palpation skills. Options and considerations for treatment planning for patients with dorsal wrist tendinopathy will be explored.

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