Practical management: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) use in athletic injuries.

  title={Practical management: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) use in athletic injuries.},
  author={Christopher J Mehallo and Jonathan Adam Drezner and Jeffrey R Bytomski},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={16 2},
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently used in the treatment of acute athletic injuries, often for analgesic purposes as the evidence to support enhanced healing is limited. However, the current evidence on NSAID use in athletic injury is slowly growing. On the basis of animal models and limited human studies, some practical management guidelines can be drawn to assist the sports physician. Specifically, NSAIDs are not recommended in the treatment of completed fractures… CONTINUE READING
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