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October SD Hand SIG Meeting 2022

Everything PIP

Thursday, October 6, 2022: 6:00-7:45 pm

Presented by:
Shelli Lucas Dellinger, OTR/L, CHT
Leslie Murphy Aoto, OTL, CHT
Stephanie Bloom, OTL, CHT

All three therapists have over 30 years experience treating hand and upper extremity patients. Leslie and Steph work at CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center and Shelli owns her own practice Lucas Health Solutions. In addition Shelli is a certified structural integration practitioner.

Meeting Outline:  (masks are mandatory)

10 min sign in, introductions 
20 min brief anatomy and biomechanics review
15 min review of PIP injuries and common complications
15 min show and tell PIP splints
45 min hands on splint lab

Please bring splinting scissors and needle nose pliers.

This meeting will need to be limited to 15 people so that everyone can receive some quality time to work with splints.

Donation $15 (this includes cost of materials)

RSVP required and contact information will be provided in our email to members.

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April SD Hand SIG Zoom Meeting 2022

Small Joint Arthroplasty For The Hand Patient

Thursday, April 7, 2022: 7:00-8:00 pm

Presented by:
Dr. Justin Chan, MD
CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center

Dr. Justin Chan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He stayed in San Diego to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree at UCSD. After medical school, Dr. Chan moved to Chicago, Illinois, and completed his Internship and Orthopaedic Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Finally, Dr. Chan completed a sub-specialty fellowship in Hand Surgery at the world- renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Chan will be reviewing small joint arthroplasty during his talk. We will be discussing when to perform these surgeries; the various options available for replacement of the MP, PIP and DIP joints; and the outcomes of these options.

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January SD Hand SIG Zoom Meeting 2022

Graded Motor Imagery Treatment Ideas for the Hand Therapy Patient

Thursday, January 27, 2022: 7:00-8:00 pm

Presented by:
Denise Hoover OTR/L, CHT
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Denise has had excellent results with use of graded motor imagery and mirror therapy with her patients and wants to share these techniques with other hand therapists. These techniques are proven to be beneficial for patients with various diagnoses including pain, CRPS, hemiplegia, disuse due to trauma like flexor tendon repair or fractures. She will present a comprehensive holistic program designed for each individual, with activities that are engaging and easily incorporated into the clinic and home settings.

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October SD Hand SIG Zoom Meeting 2021

Extensor Tendon Protocols – Look How Far We Have Come!

Thursday, October 14, 2021: 7:00-8:00 pm

Journal Club Presented and Moderated by:
Adrienne Tesarek OTR/L, CHT

Adrienne Tesarek has been a CHT for over 15 years and has worked at UCSD, UCLA and is now back in San Diego working for Select Medical in Poway.  She has taught classes in orthotic fabrication and conservative management of thumb CMC OA. She is the newest member of the SD Hand SIG and is excited to be a part of the group to present and plan the upcoming educational opportunities in 2022.

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