Webinar: Partial Hand Interventions – What Works, What Doesn’t
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Hand and finger amputations are the most common upper limb amputation, and there are various prosthetic solutions to think through for your patients. Many hand and partial hand amputations are due to trauma, and it is common to experience limited range of motion, misalignment of remaining fingers, hypersensitivity or insensitivity, scarring and lack of strength in the remaining portions of the hand. The focus of this course will be on identifying the advantages and features of these options, and more importantly, identifying which patients will most benefit from these devices.
This presentation provides occupational and physical therapist treating patients with partial hand loss a detailed overview, including patient evaluation and goals of prosthetic management.
Upon completion of this program, participant will be able to:
- Describe the etiology and incidence of partial hand amputation in the United States
- Discuss steps the rehabilitation team can take to assist the individual with partial hand loss achieve successful outcomes
- Compare and contrast the prosthetic options available for the patient with partial hand loss
Amy Todd, OTR/L, CHT
Amy has been practicing as an occupational and certified hand therapist for more than 10 years. She is on the rehabilitation team and works alongside our upper limb prosthetic specialists, providing care around the country.
Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L
Bambi has been a therapist for the past 35 years with a varied clinical background ranging from pediatrics, to trauma, to hand therapy and general rehabilitation. She joined the rehabilitation team at Hanger Clinic in 2015.
Continuing Education Requirements: All attendees are required to attend the entire session, complete a credit request form, and evaluation following the session. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation through Q&A.