This course is designed to provide learners with knowledge and skills in clinical orthopaedics with a focus on history taking, clinical examination and appropriate orthopaedic investigations and management of orthopaedic conditions involving the upper limb.
This course covers history taking, examination, investigation, arriving at a differential diagnosis and then planning management (both non-operative and operative) for conditions affecting the upper linb. It aims to train learners in the management of orthopaedic conditions affecting the upper limb including fractures of the scapula, humerus, forearm and hand.
Train learners in the diagnosis and management of common conditions around the shoulder (impingement, cuff pathology, adhesive capsulitis, instability and arthritis).
Train learners in the diagnosis and management of common conditions around the elbow (epicondylitis, ulnar neuritis, distal biceps rupture).
Train learners in the diagnosis and management of common conditions in the wrist and hand (ganglions, CTS, Triggering, Dupuytrens disease, DeQuervains disease, tendon and nerve injury).