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Table 2 A comparison of physicians trained to perform minor surgical procedures and musculoskeletal injections and those who actually do so

From: Minor surgical procedures and musculoskeletal injections by primary care physicians - an Israeli experience

  Trained (n = 151) Actually performed
n % mis n % mis
Minor surgery procedures       
Suturing of wounds 88 58.7% 1 72 48.0% 1
Drainage of abscesses 78 52.3% 2 76 51.0% 2
Removal of ingrown nails 78 52.0% 1 42 28.4% 3
Excision of cyst or subcutaneous nodule 44 29.3% 1 31 20.8% 2
Excision of nevi 25 16.7% 1 15 10.0% 1
Excision of skin tumors 17 11.3% 1 9 6.1% 3
Drainage of thrombosed hemorrhoids 14 9.3% 1 9 6.1% 3
Musculoskeletal injections       
Tennis elbow 85 57.4% 3 52 34.9% 2
Drainage of knee effusions 75 51.0% 4 42 28.4% 3
Plantar fasciitis 75 51.0% 4 54 35.8% 0
Rotator cuff tendinitis 72 48.6% 3 30 19.9% 0
Trigger finger 66 44.6% 3 44 29.1% 0
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis 65 43.9% 3 34 22.7% 1
Golfer’s elbow 59 40.1% 4 34 22.5% 0
Prepatellar bursitis 59 40.1% 4 31 21.4% 6
Acromioclavicular osteoarthritis 57 38.5% 3 23 15.2% 0
Olecranon bursitis 57 38.5% 3 38 25.3% 1
Carpal tunnel syndrome 54 37.0% 5 31 20.5% 0
Biciptal tendinitis 53 35.8% 3 24 15.9% 0
Trochanteric bursitis 35 23.6% 3 23 15.2% 0
Meralgia parasthetica 31 20.9% 3 17 11.3% 1
Dupuytren’s contracture 29 19.6% 3 17 11.3% 1
Ischiogluteal bursitis 22 15.0% 4 11 7.4% 2
Other - cutaneous nerve entrapment not asked 2 1.3% 0
Other - osteoarthritis of knee not asked 2 1.3% 0
Other - trigger points not asked 3 2.0% 0
Other - abdominal or thoracic wall not asked 1 0.7% 0