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Review of Injection Therapy Clinics Performed by Physiotherapists Working in Primary Care.

Smith, Gordon, Meadows, S., Myers, J., Reynolds, J. and Woodhead, P. (2014) Review of Injection Therapy Clinics Performed by Physiotherapists Working in Primary Care. In: RCGP Midlands Faculty Annual Research Meeting, 26 June 2014, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

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To determine painscores for injection therapy and to review the overall change in outcomes post injection for a variety of musculoskeletal injections compared with the previous audits of a NHS Primary care Physiotherapy injection clinic.

Subjects were assessed using a numerical rating scale between 0 to 10 before and 4 weeks post injection.

All average painscale scores were reduced 4 weeks after injection for all conditions. There is an overall average reduction in pain on provoking activity of 45.7%. Trigger finger/thumb (65.0%) demonstrated the most significant reduction in pain.

Contrary to a common patient perception, injection therapy is not an exceptionally painful experience, with an average score of 3.2.

Results are comparable with previous scores for injections carried out within the same NHS Primary care Physiotherapy clinic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: injection, steroid, local anaesthetic, physiotherapy, painscale
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Gordon Smith
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 13:24
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:04

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