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Table 1 Previous conservative management of participants

From: Can a physiotherapy student assume the role of an advanced practice physiotherapist in Orthopaedic surgery triage? A prospective observational study

Management Modality Frequency Percent
Oral Medication 76 88%
 Non-opioid analgesics 71 83%
 Opioid analgesics 11 13%
 NSAIDs 40 47%
 Pregabalin 4 5%
 Corticosteriods 2 2%
 Muscle relaxant 2 2%
 Amitriptyline 1 1%
Topical Medication   
 Topical NSAIDs 7 8%
Appropriate corticosteroid infiltration 54 63%
Imaging 82 95%
 X-ray 81 94%
 CT-scan 1 1%
 MRI 23 27%
 Ultrasound 3 4%
 Bone scintigraphy 1 1%
Non-Pharmacological Therapy 39 45%
 Physiotherapy 32 37%
 Other including CAMa 8 9%
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine
  2. aincludes chiropractic, kinesiology, massotherapy, occupational therapy, orthotherapy, osteopath