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This Intermediate to advanced level course is designed to enhance the understanding of the impact of joint stiffness on functioning of the elbow, wrist, and hand. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth discussion of sequential progression of contracture formation at or around the joints causing stiffness. This course presents in-depth analytical approach to the management of upper extremity joint stiffness.


Lecture includes animation, video-clips of cadaver dissection, surgery, pathomechanics, and treatment to enhance the learning experience.


Course Objectives:


Upon completion of course, therapist will:

  • identify the anatomical structures of the joint
  • demonstrate the physiology of motion and causes of joint stiffness
  • describe physiology of the muscle and muscle contractures leading to stiffness
  • describe various stages of wound healing and its effect on joint stiffness
  • demonstrate the principles of splinting and CPM
  • effectively manage stiff hand, wrist and elbow by using the above knowledge


Course features an in-depth presentation of:

  • structures of the Joint
  • muscle Physiology
  • motion of the joint
  • wound healing and its effect on joint motion
  • physiological effect of stress on stiff joints
  • management of stiff elbow
  • management of stiff wrist
  • management of stiff hand
  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • complex mutilating injuries clinical application of cpm


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Results – Scaphoid Fracture
Results Scaphoid Fracture-1
Wrist Hinge Splinr
Elbow ROM
PIP Blocking Splint
Complex Distal Radius Fracture-Results