12th Annual MacHANd Day of Evaluation and Management of the Upper Extremity

Schedule

Start 13 November, 2019, 7 30 AM

End 4 30 PM

Location

680 Plains Road West

Burlington,

ON

Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens

Contact Info

Shawn Locke, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21098

E-Mail: lockes1@mcmaster.ca

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Chiropractors, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Physiatrists, Physiotherapists, Radiologists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Residents, Students, and all other Health Professions interested in upper extremity disorders.


The McMaster University Hand, Arm, Nerve (MacHANd) Group
is an interdisciplinary team promoting excellence in education, clinical service, and research for hand and upper limb injuries, diseases, and disorders.

Program topics include: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Disease, Joint Hypermobility in the Upper Extremity, and Medical Cannabis in Pain Management.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the criteria for the referral of carpal tunnel syndrome or joint hypermobility to specialists.
  • Recognize the pain and physical profiles of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • Describe treatment approaches for carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, and chronic oedema in the upper extremity.
  • Describe how to authorize, administer, dose, and educate patients on medical cannabis.
  • Describe how to assess nerve function in the upper extremity during a physical examination.
  • Describe how to screen patients with upper extremity fractures for risk of subsequent falls and osteoporotic fractures. 
 

 

TOPIC

SESSION-SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Medical Cannabis in Pain Management

At the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

-Demonstrate an understanding of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system

-Describe the clinical evidence and medical applications of cannabinoids

-Identify safety and toxicity profiles

-Describe how to authorize, administer, dose, and educate patients on medical cannabis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Mechanisms and Management

- At the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

- Describe the role of tendon motion and connective tissue.

- Recognize criteria for referring to specialists for treatment. -Describe conservative and surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Joint Hypermobility in the Upper Extremity

At the end of this session, the learners will be able to: - Recognize the pain and physical profiles of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - Recognize the criteria for referral to a specialist

Dupuytren’s Disease Treatment Options

- At the end of this session, the learners will be able to identify treatment approaches for Dupuytren's Disease.

Lymphedema in the upper limb

At the end of this workshop, the learners will be able to describe recent treatments for chronic oedema in the upper extremity

Clinical examination of nerve testing and function

At the end of this workshop, the learners will be able to perform a targeted physical exam of nerve function in the upper extremity

Screening for falls after upper extremity fractures

At the end of this workshop, the learners will be able to describe how to screen patients with upper extremity fractures for risk of subsequent falls and osteoporotic fractures.