# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Physical/Occupational Therapy II Task 1018606910

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the general effects of aging and injury on the structure and function of the upper extremities.

Definition

Description should include
  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • tendonitis
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • rotator cuff tear
  • dislocations
  • tennis elbow
  • fractures
  • golfer’s elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • skier’s thumb
  • gamekeeper’s thumb
  • swan neck deformity
  • boutonniere deformity
  • ulnar drift
  • mallet finger.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What types of activity can delay and sometimes prevent degeneration of upper extremity structures?
  • How can a sedentary lifestyle affect the upper extremities?
  • What physiological changes might become apparent in the upper extremities as aging takes place?