A Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor Impairs Ligament Healing in the Rat – (10-31-02)

A Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor Impairs Ligament Healing in the Rat

Just in case you thought you’d skip the old fashioned NSAIDs and go for the fancy new selective COX-2 inhibitors, better hope there’s no soft tissue damage. Use of anti-inflammatories for virtually all injuries is just short of legendary, and yet we never give a second’s thought to whether they might actually inhibit the healing process. Well…evidence does seem to lean towards weakening of healed ligaments with NSAID use. My advice…ice it down and see your local chiropractic who uses soft-tissue therapies…

AJSM — Abstracts: Elder et al. 29 (6): 801

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