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anti-inflammatorys

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by DAB, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. DAB

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    I'm sure most, if not all of you, used anti-inflammatorys before your TKR. My question is have you continued to use them after your TKR. I have heard they slow the healing process a bit but the anti-inflammatory properties of them seem they would be beneficial in recovery and returning your ROM.
    Are you still using them?
     
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    I still use them...I'm 8 months post op and the knee is doing great. The anti-inflamm's I take are for the other aches and pains.
    I did initially take them for the knee after I got off of the pain meds..
     
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    I never heard anything like that before, DAB, and we often gave NSAIDs in recovery. Sure you're not mixing them up with steroids - they DO hinder the healing process.
     
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    I still take mine. Many of us have arthritis in multiple areas.
     
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    DAB,

    I have been taken Indomethacin for ten years, I am taken it now and the Doc. said I would probably be taking it for the rest of my life.

    God Bless,
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    I take ibuprofen 800 mg three times daily now, and did before surgery, as well. My OS told me to continue the ibuprofen after surgery, and just told me this week to keep taking it until further notice.
     
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