Common Hand Injuries (P23-1)



Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and diagnose common hand fractures sustained while playing baseball.
  • Review and identify treatment options for a variety of baseball-specific hand fractures.
  • Review and identify treatment options for a variety of baseball-specific hand injuries.
  • Identify common joint mobilization in the hand and fingers.
  • Develop a return to play progression for baseball players following hand injury.

Course Faculty:

Dr. Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Dr. Beredjiklian the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.  In addition, he serves as Chief of the Hand Service of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. View his full bio here.

Christopher Jones, MD

Dr. Jones is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery. He serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. After graduating from Lafayette College and Penn State with advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for three years designing orthopaedic instruments and implants.  View his full bio here.

Joseph Rauch, DPT, SCS, ATC

Dr. Raycg was promoted to the 1st Assistant Athletic Trainer position for the 2022 season.  He previously served as the Major League Physical Therapist for two years with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He joined the Phillies in January 2015 as the Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator.  Prior to being hired, Joe worked for NovaCare Rehabilitation in the Philadephia market and was the physical therapist for LaSalle University Athletics.  He spent the previous five years at the University of Cincinnati, most recently as the Health Athletic Trainer for the Athletic Department and Coordinator of Rehabilitation for the Bearcats Football, Basketball, and Baseball teams.  Joe is a 2005 graduate  from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Rehabilitation Science and a concentration in Athletic Training.  In 2009, he received his DPT from Widener University in Chester, PA.  He completed the NovaCare/University of Cincinnati Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2010. In 2014, Joe became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.  Born in Columbus, Ohio, Joe currently resides in Clearwater, Floria.

Difficulty Level: Mastery

Target Audience: AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN


  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care

Delivery Method: Virtual Asychronus

CE for Athletic Trainers only: 1.25 Category A CEU’s; all others receive a certificate of attendance.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel anytime and apply the payment to a future course.

Approved Provider Statement: ebpCENTRAL (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainer. This program is eligible for 1.25 Category A CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational activity.


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