Describe normal anatomy of the hand which is fundamental to recognizing and treating pathology.
List and examine 5 components involved in a comprehensive physical examination of the hand.
Describe various types of phalangeal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
Describe various types of metacarpal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
Compare and contrast fractures of the thumb and how various fractures are treated.
Become familiar with classification of thumb injuries and methods of thumb reconstruction.
Summarize diagnostic techniques and management of distal radius fractures and outcome measures.
Differentiate various surgical techniques used to stabilize fractures and how these techniques impact rehabilitation protocols.
Examine and describe the distal radioulnar joint and triangular fibrocartilage complex and types of injuries that result in ulnar-ided wrist pain.
Recognize the importance of carpal kinematics and the role of the scaphoid along with carpal anatomy and biomechanics.
Become familiar with various aspects of scaphoid fractures and nonunions as well as current treatment options.
Recognize the incidence and impact of all carpal bone fractures as well as carpal instabilities ? how they are diagnosed and treated both conservatively and surgically.
Become familiar with diagnostic methods used to diagnosis carpal instabilities and understand each classification or category of carpal instability.
Define flexor tendon zones, tendon nutrition and healing as well as repair techniques and treatment protocols.
Define extensor tendon zones of injury, repair techniques and treatment protocols.
Become familiar with a wide range of tendonitis conditions, differential diagnosis and treatment options.
Review nerve anatomy and physiology and understand how nerve regenerate.
Differentiate between various levels of nerve injury, predict outcome and understand classification of nerve injury.
Outline and examine nerve compression syndromes and recognize common site of entrapment for peripheral nerves.
Recognize signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome as well as differentiate stages and symptoms of a more advanced condition.
Become familiar with the basic tenants of tendon transfers as well as pre-operative evaluation of muscles and nerves commonly transferred to restore function after paralysis.
Describe the pathoantomy and pathophysiology of Dupuytrens disease and list common surgical interventions and complications/outcomes.
Describe various type of fingertip injuries including nail bed and fingertip amputations and understand options for soft tissue coverage and management.
Understand the importance of a comprehensive history and physical exam with hand infections and list principles of treatment.
Become familiar with specific anatomic infections and how infection can impair hand function.
Familiarize yourself with key concepts in replantation as well as contraindications.
Describ the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis on joints of the hand and wrist.
Become familiar with surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis in the wrist and hand.
Identify outcomes after surgical intervention for arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist.
Differentiate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) including clinical features, pathophysiology and management of RA.
Become familiar with the different operative techniques and surgical procedures often performed on patients with RA and indicate functional outcomes.
Become familiar with soft tissue neoplasms (benign and malignant) and basic principles of tumor diagnostics, and various classifications. And stages of tumors.
Become familiar with various bone tumors of the upper extremity.