This online course covers detailed anatomy of the scapholunate joint, explores how the anatomy applies to the biomechanics of the scapholunate joint and the stable movement of the wrist.
Cost £ 32.00
Video run time 47 minutes plus activity time
Course aimed at Hand Therapists, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Surgeons and physicians working in the field of hand pathologies
Course Description The scapholunate joint is a carpal joint of the wrist with complex anatomy and therefore complex mechanics of movement. It is a joint that is commonly injured as well as affected by acquired conditions such as arthritis. We all know that wrist ligament injuries are challenging to treat and often remain painful and with reduced function. An understanding of the details of the bony, ligamentous and stabilising muscle anatomy will enable therapists and doctors to assess and treat this difficult joint in a specific and more effective manner. Assessment for wrist instability needs to incorporate mechanical and sensorimotor aspects and we will explore this as well.
At the end of this module the health professional will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the functional anatomy of the scapholunate joint
- Understand functions of the scapholunate joint in wrist movement and stability
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of
- Bone and joint
- Muscle and tendon – intrinsic and extrinsic
- Understand how to assess the neuromuscular, sensorimotor and proprioceptive aspects of the scapholunate joint and the wrist
Evidence of learning Once the course has been completed there is a quiz available. This quiz has ten questions. Once the quiz has been completed, a certificate, with the result embedded, will be available for download. The quiz can be taken more than once.