Real-world scenarios. Relevant learning.
Build your critical thinking and problem-solving skills with this program based on real patient cases.
In this journal-based CME activity, you will review decision making in the management of ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist by following an evolving patient case scenario based on a recent article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
After the reading, you will complete an assessment to test your orthopaedic knowledge, problem solving, and clinical decision-making skills.
As a result of completing this program, I am able to:
1. Explain how the anatomy and distribution of the ulnar nerve are related to the motor and sensory deficits associated with ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist.
2. Describe the typical clinical presentation of patients with ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist, including symptoms and common physical examination findings.
3. Discuss the etiologies of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, including soft-tissue tumors; repetitive or acute trauma; anomalous muscles and fibrous bands; arthritic, synovial, endocrine, and metabolic conditions; and iatrogenic injury.
4. Describe the diagnostic evaluation for a patient with ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist, including motor, sensory, and vascular assessments; imaging studies; and electrodiagnostic studies.
5. Explain the utility of electrodiagnostic studies for the differential diagnosis of ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist.
6. Describe nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for patients with ulnar tunnel syndrome.
Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
CME expires 2023