Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs impair tissue healing?

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Abstract

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) commonly are used by providers and patients to treat acute injuries. However, evidence suggests that they may interfere with healing in musculoskeletal injuries. The associated cardiac, renal, and gastrointestinal complications associated with NSAIDs are well known. This article examines the potentially negative effects of NSAIDs when they are used to treat acute musculoskeletal injuries.

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