Dr. Dugas joins Kevin Wilk this month to discuss UCL injuries in athletes. Dr. Dugas is an orthopedic surgeon at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, AL. He will discuss the biomechanics of the elbow, strategies for examining injured elbows, and surgical interventions. Kevin Wilk will outline appropriate exercises for rehabilitating patients after UCL surgery.
1 hour - BOC
1 CCU - ProCert
Run Time: 1 hour
Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: Short quiz. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
BOC Approval: Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (1) hour of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).
25 min Presentation by Dr. Dugas
25 min Exercise programs by Kevin Wilk
10 min Questions and Answers
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:
- Describe how to assess injured elbows for UCL injuries
- Summarize surgical interventions for injured ulnar collateral ligaments
- Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for UCL injuries following surgery.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Evaluate medial elbow stability and UCL integrity by incorporating a seated and supine UCL stress in the assessment of the overhead- throwing athlete.
- Justify the operative management of a UCL injury in an overhead athlete using 3 rationales described.
- Design a treatment program using a variety of 10 exercises in the rehabilitation of an athlete with a UCL injury.
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