Table 2

Advice for rest and exercise that A&E consultants reported they would offer a patient presenting as in the scenario (% of 83 respondents)

Advice<1 day1–3 days3–7 days1–3 weeksAs pain permitsNo answer
Rest7.234.99.68.412.027.7
Weight bearing2.412.03.62.471.18.4
Non-weight bearing exercises55.43.61.21.227.710.8