The effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on tissue healing
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 07/03/2012
Chen MR et al. - Short–term, low–dose use of nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drugs and COX–2 inhibitors does not appear to have a detrimental effect following soft tissue injury, but is inhibitory in cases involving bony healing. However, additional well–controlled human studies are necessary to draw more definitive conclusions regarding their role. Clinically, the prudent use of anti–inflammatory medications following sports medicine injuries and surgeries appears to be a reasonable option in clinical practice unless bone healing is required.