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Wrist fractures in the elderly: a surgical and physiotherapy approach

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Wrist fractures are one of the most common fractures sustained by elderly people and can result in a number of functional limitations. This webinar will discuss the surgical management of these fractures as well as how these fractures affect daily function and the challenges of rehabilitation.


Saroj Patel has graduated from India and completed her Graduate certificate in exercise rehabilitation from UWA. She acquired an APC licence in 2014 and  worked in the residential care facilities for the past 6 years. Saroj has completed Level 1 and level 2 APA Gerontology courses and has been a committee member of the Gerontology physiotherapy Australia WA branch for the last 1 year. She started her career in WA working with Health Strong in different facilities across Perth. She is  currently working with Aegis Aged care since the last 5 years and has experience in TCP care,chronic and complex care and falls prevention. During this period she has supervised students from Notre Dame and Curtin university. She is very passionate about working with the older population.

Ian Dowley is a 1993 Physiotherapy graduate from Curtin University. He is the director of Flex Physiotherapy, a Perth private practice he established in 2005 with a focus on the wrist, hand and upper limb. Ian has been working exclusively with upper limb patients since 1997, and is passionate about training, encouraging and resourcing physiotherapists to gain expertise and confidence in the practice of hand therapy.

Andrew Mattin obtained his medical degree at Flinders University and went on to complete his orthopaedic training with the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012. He is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society fo Australia and has experience and expertise in shoulder, hip and knee surgery with a special interest in orthopaedic trauma. Dr Mattin works privately from St John of God Murdoch and is Co-head of the Orthopaedic Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He also has public appointments at Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital.


Orthopaedic and Gerontology National Group

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CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.