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Canadian-Ice

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Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« on: April 18, 2013, 02:12:04 AM »

I believe Derek McMinn warns against NSAIDs prior to resurfacing because of their affect on bone quality. Anyone know what other surgeons say? What about natural inflammatories like turmuric? -- Bose informed me supplements should be fine. Woundering what others think. OA sucks.

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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 02:31:44 AM »
I have been on antiinflammatory meds for 18 years for one reason or another. I am still on them because of arthritis in other areas of my body.  My bone density was great per required testing.  My surgeon told my hubby after surgery #1 that I had very strong bones.  I wish I could be done with the meds since my hips are better, but my back, neck and tailbone would be crying .

That's my story.  Everyone is different.

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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 11:07:38 AM »
I took 4 ibuprophen at a time for many years prior to my hip being done and my bone density was great, I've never heard that before.


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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 11:50:52 AM »
On this site in one of the doctor interviews the question about NSAIDS and bone density was answered. The doctor said they have no affect on bone density. I can't recall which doctor it was.

 Before my surgery I was asked to stop all medication and supplements one week ahead.

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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 12:58:19 PM »
I'm told that long term use of anti inflamitories can inhibit soft tissue healing. Not sure about Bone density though
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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 09:06:57 PM »
It's fairly common for docs to recommend acetominophen or other non-NSAID for recovery after surgery.  I was told to essentially not use ibuprofen for a few months after surgery because the bone needs blood and thats what the NSAID does, it reduces blood flow thereby reducing inflammation.  I haven't seen anything on about not using it before surgery or down the road after most of the reocvery has occurred.
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Re: Anti-Inflammatories and bone quality pre-resurfacing
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 11:16:38 AM »

That's encouraging!

I learned of this from the McMinn Centre's website, under the FAQs. It's about the tenth question down.

"Is there anything I should do prior to surgery to get into good shape i.e diet, vitamins, exercise etc?"

http://www.mcminncentre.co.uk/faq.html

I think Bose has something similar on his site.

Am I reading this wrong?

It's a tough, because painkillers other than NSAIDs often have worse side-effects, I found.

Although I'm lucky because I just learned my insurance company covers hip injections!

 

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